Lesson 24 – Duration of Time

Duration of Time – La durée du temps


Time necessary to carry out an action.

  • J’ai terminé le marathon en 3 heures.


Time before the start of a future event.

  • Marion arrive dans 30 minutes.

Ça fait…que

Time spent in a current state.

  • Ça fait 2 heures que je t’appelle.

À partir de

Start of a lasting event.

  • Ils seront en Grèce à partir de lundi prochain.

Au bout de

The end of a lasting event.

  • Il a arrêté les cours au bout de 2 semaines.


Duration spent in a current state.

  • Je suis au chômage depuis 4 mois.


Duration of an event.

  • Il a travaillé pour cette enterprise pendant 10 ans.


Duration of a planned event.

  • Je suis à Paris pour 3 semaines.

Have a great week, readers!

À bientôt !



2 thoughts on “Lesson 24 – Duration of Time

  1. Nice. One of my pet peeves is people who insist that prepositions are all about location–what a nice page full of counter-examples! Can you recommend a good source for more? I have to practice these specific things over and over–seems like every time I think I have them, I lose them…

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