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 Forum 2 questions, 2 answers

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.
Asked 6 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star
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 !

Sign in to submit your answer

Don't have an account yet? Join today

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

Why [usually] ?

Asked 9 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star
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 !

Sign in to submit your answer

Don't have an account yet? Join today

Find your French level for FREE

Test your French to the CEFR standard

Find your French level >>

Why not share the love?!

Related lessons

    I'll be right with you...