Nous nous lavons le soir. Ils se lavent tous les matins. Why use 'le soir' not 'les soirs' in that sentence? What is the difference?

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Nous nous lavons le soir. Ils se lavent tous les matins. Why use 'le soir' not 'les soirs' in that sentence? What is the difference?

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ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

In French, the singular "le soir" already means "generally in the evening". You don't usually use the plural, except if you use an expression like "tous les soirs".

Je me suis lavé les mains ce soir. -- I washed my hands tonight.

Je me lave les mains le soir. -- I wash my hands at evening (meaning generally, all evenings).

Je me lave les mains tous les soirs. -- I wash my hands every evening.

Nous nous lavons le soir. Ils se lavent tous les matins. Why use 'le soir' not 'les soirs' in that sentence? What is the difference?

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