when and how do you use: depuis quand ?

RichardC1Kwiziq community member

when and how do you use: depuis quand ?

Asked 2 years ago
RonC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Strictly speaking: depuis quand = since when; depuis combien de temps = how long. However, in everyday speech, it would not be uncommon to hear the following dialog: — Depuis quand es-tu au chômage ? — Oh, ça doit faire deux mois.
AurélieKwiziq team member
Bonjour Richard ! As Ron said, "depuis quand" means "since when" (specific starting time), whereas "depuis combien de temps" would be "For how long" (duration). Bonne journée !

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