À + [heure] = At + [time]

Look at these examples:

Je mange à deux heures de l'après-midi. 
I eat at 2pm.

Je vais manger à huit heures.
I will eat at eight o'clock.

Nous allons partir à midi.
We're going to leave at midday.

 

Notice that you use à + heure to say at what time something happens.

 
See also En vs dans (prepositions of time)
and After / before versus in front of / behind (prepositions of time and place)

Examples and resources

Nous allons partir à midi.
We're going to leave at midday.


Je mange à deux heures de l'après-midi. 
I eat at 2pm.


La soirée commence à sept heures et demie.
The party starts at seven thirty.


Je vais manger à huit heures.
I will eat at eight o'clock.


Q&A

Jason

Kwiziq community member

8 December 2016

1 reply

comment dit on I'm going to do something in one hour

C'est un de l'autre options dans le quiz, which begs the question of how it is expressed.

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

8 December 2016

8/12/16

Bonjour Jason ! You'd say: "Je vais faire quelque chose dans une heure." Have a look at our related lesson: https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/talking-about-time-when-to-use-en-versus-dans-prepositions-of-time I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !

mary

Kwiziq community member

8 September 2016

1 reply

Je mange à deux heures l'après-midi - I eat at 2pm [usually]

Why [usually] ?

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

9 September 2016

9/09/16

Bonjour Mary ! I guess the added [usually] was referring to the usage of Le Présent here to mark a habit or recurring action. It's however superfluous here, and have now been removed. Merci et à bientôt !

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