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Translating 'from'


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28 April 2017

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Translating 'from'

When should we use 'dès' instead of other ways of expressing 'from' in French?


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28 April 2017


Bonjour Sue !

"Dès" is used in the context of duration, as it means "from" in the sense of "as soon as" or if you will "from....onwards":

"Je l'ai aimé dès que je l'ai rencontré." (I loved him as soon as I met him.)
"Les gens sont arrivés dès huit heures." (People got there from eight onwards.)

I hope that's helpful!
Bonne journée !


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29 April 2017



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