The difference between “depuis, pendant” and “il y a” is often confusing for students of French. In this episode, I’ll clarify how to use these words properly and will give you examples J
Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode
Il y a 3 jours = 3 days ago
J’apprends le français depuis 2 ans = I’ve been learning French for 2 years
Ma fille marche depuis l’âge de 10 mois / depuis ses 10 mois = My daughter has been walking since she was 10 months old
Je ne l’ai pas vu depuis l’école primaire = I haven’t seen him since primary school.
Elle ne m’a pas appelée depuis notre dispute = She hasn’t called since our fight/argument.
J’ai réussi à travailler (pendant) 2 heures ce matin! = I managed to work for 2 hours this morning!
Nous irons en France pendant les vacances. = We’ll go to France for the holiday.
Nous irons en France pendant 3 mois = We’ll go to France for 3 months.
LINKS and RESOURCES
- Episode 2: ““For” (+ duration): Avoid Saying “Pour” if Possible!“
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