Passez une bonne après-midi

AnitaC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Passez une bonne après-midi

Is this a typo. Is "après-midi" not masculine ?

Asked 2 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Anita,

And just to add to Chris' excellent answer, both masculine and feminine versions are given as alternatives.

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Yes, the Académie Française recommends the male version: un après-midi. However, the female version is also in common use. More so, if you want to express the duration, i.e., like matin-matinée, etc.

Here is more on this: https://www.lalanguefrancaise.com/orthographe/un-ou-une-apres-midi-orthographe/

AnitaC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

I am aware of la matinée and la journée, but there you go, you learn something everyday. I personally don't think i've ever heard that expression used. I was at the supermarket early afternoon on Saturday and the cashier said "Passez une bonne journée", which the expression i'm more used to, that or simply "Bonne journée". 

Passez une bonne après-midi

Is this a typo. Is "après-midi" not masculine ?

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