En dépit de + infinitive

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Kwiziq community member

15 November 2017

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En dépit de + infinitive

Can we use the infiniitive with en dépit de En dépit de jouer du football pour deux heures, je n'étais pas fatigué


Kwiziq community member

15 November 2017


Yes, that's perfectly OK. -- Chris (not a native speaker).


Kwiziq language super star

17 November 2017


Bonjour Wiliam !

Actually, you can't use "en dépit de" + infinitive in French, and it's tricky, because basically such a sentence construction doesn't really exist in French, and to express this, the best option would be to use "bien que" + Subjonctif, as such:
Bien que j'aies joué au foot pendant deux heures, je n'étais pas fatigué.
Although I had played football for two hours, I wasn't tired.

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

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