French Language

Discuss and learn French: French vocabulary, French grammar, French culture etc.

French Vocab Games app for iPhone/iPad French-English dictionary French grammar French vocab/phrases

For the latest updates, follow @FrenchUpdates on Twitter!

Here's the sentence:

Aux alentours de midi, il a dit: "Je suggère que nous continuions à travailler jusqu'à une heure

1) i only knew "alentours" to mean proximity to a place.  can it also b used to mean one object is close to another?  and apparently it's used to approximate time. 

2) "jusqu'a une heure" makes sense to me if the speaker is saying they'll work until 1:00 o'clock.  if i were saying that we'll just continue working for an hour, i would've thought i had to say something like "continuions a travailler (seulement) pour une heure de plus."

    

Views: 25

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

1) yes "alentours" can be used to mean "proximity" but not just to a place.

aux alentours du chateau

aux alentours de la maison

aux alentours de 3 millions de dollars

aux alentours de midi

aux alentours de 20%

aux alentours du 15 juin

....

2) yes, the speaker is saying they'll work until 1:00 o'clock

The sentence means : At  approximate 12:00, the speaker says they'll work until 1:00 o'clock

RSS

Follow BitterCoffey on Twitter

© 2018   Created by Neil Coffey.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service