En means the total duration of time has been taken to do a task.

ShrutiA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

En means the total duration of time has been taken to do a task.

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Shruti,

The only thing I would add is 'en' is normally in (within)+ time and 'dans' is in +time (+ time)

e.g. Boire un verre de vin en 5 minutes n'est pas recommandé = To drink a glass of wine in (within) 5 minutes is not a good thing

Nous allons manger dans 20 minutes =we're going to eat in 20 minutes (time)

Hope this helps!

 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Shruti, yes, you are right.

Boivez un verre d'eau en 5 minutes. -- Drink a glass of water within 5 minutes.
Boivez un verre d'eau dans 5 minutes. -- Drink a glass of water in 5 minutes.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

ShrutiA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
D’accord. Merci. Ça m’aider 

En means the total duration of time has been taken to do a task.

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