To translate - the day when I go on holiday will be super - do I use où or quand for the word when?

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John

Kwiziq community member

22 July 2018

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To translate - the day when I go on holiday will be super - do I use où or quand for the word when?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Où = where AND when (relative pronouns)"

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

23 July 2018

23/07/18

Hi John,

The expression is 'le jour ' in French -

Le jour où je suis arrivé(e), il a pluThe day (that) I arrived it rained.

Le jour où je serai à la retraite, sera un jour de bonheur pour moi.The day (that) I retire will be a happy one for me.

In your example-

Le jour où je partirai en vacances, ce sera génial.

Hope this helps!

 

John

Kwiziq community member

23 July 2018

23/07/18

That's perfect, thanks.

John

Kwiziq community member

2 January 2019

2/01/19

Hi Cecile,

You give the example of “le jour où je serai marié” or “le jour où je serai à la retraite, sera un jour de bonheur” as a example of the use of où as a relative pronoun. But Ron, in another post, has said the où can only be used to mean “when” in the context of a time frame that has passed. In your example the time frame is in the future.  Is Ron mistaken?

Thanks

John

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