Re the example Martin n’est pas arrivé depuis longtemps.

CatherineB2Kwiziq community member

Re the example Martin n’est pas arrivé depuis longtemps.

The translation is

Martin hasn’t been here long. 

If the sentence is in le passé composé wouldn’t “depuis longtemps” mean “in a long time” and thus the translation would be “Matin hasn’t been here in a long time “?

Regards 

Catherine 

Asked 7 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

A more literal translation would be: Martin hasn't arrived since long ago. Hence the meaning that he hasn't been here long.

CatherineB2Kwiziq community member

Thanks 

Re the example Martin n’est pas arrivé depuis longtemps.

The translation is

Martin hasn’t been here long. 

If the sentence is in le passé composé wouldn’t “depuis longtemps” mean “in a long time” and thus the translation would be “Matin hasn’t been here in a long time “?

Regards 

Catherine 

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