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30 January 2018
Je suis dix minutes en retard?
Can you tell me what is incorrect : Je suis dix minutes en retard? Should it be "je suis en retard de dix minutes"?
This question relates to:French lesson "Expressing timeliness (late, early) - precise"
It is either:
1) J'ai dix minutes de retard. I have 10 minutes of delay.
2) Je suis en retard de dix minutes. I am in delay of 10 minutes.
Please note that the English translations are only meant as a mnemonic and not real translations.
In French, you either "have xx minutes of delay" or "you are in delay of xx minutes."
-- Chris (not a native speaker).
31 January 2018
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