In the test I used `d`ici nuit`...

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James

Kwiziq community member

2 March 2019

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In the test I used `d`ici nuit`...

This question relates to:
French lesson "By + [point in time] = d'ici ..."

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

3 March 2019

3/03/19

Hi James, 

Could you give me the context ?

James

Kwiziq community member

3 March 2019

3/03/19

Hi Cécile,

The question was regarding the use of `by then` or `by a specific time`: I will be finished by tonight.

By tonight, I used `d`ici nuit` and was marked as incorrect. The answer was `d`ici ce soir` 

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

4 March 2019

4/03/19

Hi James, 

'D'ici nuit' has no meaning in French , you could say -

D'ici minuit = by midnight (but it has a different meaning.)

D'ici ce soir is the correct phrase here, it is because we use 'soir' very loosely in French to denote the time before you go to bed...

Hope this helps!

 

 

James

Kwiziq community member

4 March 2019

4/03/19

Got it!!

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