when and how do you use: depuis quand ?


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11 June 2017

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when and how do you use: depuis quand ?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Depuis que + verb = (ever) since + verb"


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12 June 2017


Strictly speaking: depuis quand = since when; depuis combien de temps = how long. However, in everyday speech, it would not be uncommon to hear the following dialog: — Depuis quand es-tu au chômage ? — Oh, ça doit faire deux mois.


Kwiziq language super star

14 June 2017


Bonjour Richard ! As Ron said, "depuis quand" means "since when" (specific starting time), whereas "depuis combien de temps" would be "For how long" (duration). Bonne journée !

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