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So can dans be replaced with apres to mean the same thing here?

CrystalMaiden

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25 April 2018

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So can dans be replaced with apres to mean the same thing here?

We will eat in an hour's time/after an hour,
" Nous mangerons dans une heure/apres une heure. "

If so, saying this would make the lesson easier to grasp, because dans and en mean practically the same thing when en means in in my head.

This relates to:
En vs dans (prepositions of time) -

Chris

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26 April 2018

26/04/18

Dépêche-toi, on va manger dans 5 minutes. -- Hurry up, we are going to eat in 5 minutes.


This sentence wouldn't really work with après, just as in English you wouldn't really say, "we'll eat after 5 minutes."


You are right that dans and en come close in meaning but they aren't really interchangable.


-- Chris (not a native speaker).

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