in the morning, in the evening

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by garavak, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. garavak Senior Member

    USA
    Hello!!
    I'm confused about how to say: It is eight o'clock in the evening.
    Is it: Il est huit heures du soir OR il est huit heures le soir.
    (One grammar book says DU soir...but I think it should be LE soir

    I believe that "in the morning" is le matin. Does the same apply to
    evening???

    Thanks,

    Chuck
     
  2. brokenheart New Member

    arabic
    hi garavak;
    you should say : Il est huit heureus du soir, and u should say also : Il est huit heures du matin.
    when u indicate the time of the day u should always use du,ex. du soir,du matin, de l'apres midi.
     
  3. garavak Senior Member

    USA
    Thanks!!!

    Chuck
     
  4. DearPrudence

    DearPrudence Dépêche Mod

    IdF
    French (lower Normandy)
    With hours:
    "8 o'clock in the morning" = "8 heures du matin"
    "8 o'clock in the evening" "8 heures du soir"

    But otherwise
    In the morning : le matin
    In the evening : le soir


    note: I suppose you can say "à 8 heures le matin" but I couldn't explain when you use it (and anyway, the same with "du" would work). You'd better use "du matin" anyway because it's always right and common.
     
  5. garavak Senior Member

    USA
    Thanks so much for clarifying!!!!!!!

    Chuck
     
  6. gnat Senior Member

    India
    India - [hin]English
    when you want to say "every morning", in that case you can use " le matin .
    eg : in the morning, i drink one cup of tea : le matin, je bois une tasse de thé
    gnat
     
  7. garavak Senior Member

    USA
    Thanks!!!!

    Chuck
     

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