où vs dans laquelle etc

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où vs dans laquelle etc

The week (in which) they stayed at the hotel went quickly.

?....La semaine pendant laquelle ils sont restés...?

Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

is a relative pronoun that can also mean "when". That doesn't necessarily mean that everytime you use où in French, "when" is the best way to translate it in English, however.

For example: La semaine ils sont restés à l'hôtel... -- The week they stayed in the hotel...

In this example, you wouldn't ordinarily use "when" in English, although you could.

Here is a page with some more detail: https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/relative-pronoun-ou/

où vs dans laquelle etc

The week (in which) they stayed at the hotel went quickly.

?....La semaine pendant laquelle ils sont restés...?

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