Quelques prépositions de temps
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Quelques prépositions de tempsPendant expresses the total duration of an action. It literally means ‘during’, but is best translated as ‘for’ here.
Tous les matins, Victor se coiffe la barbe pendant 10 minutes. Every morning, Victor styles his beard for 10 minutes.
Pour (for) expresses the duration of an event in the future or a scheduled period. We usually use it with partir and aller.
Il faut terminer ce travail pour lundi. You need to finish this work for Monday.
En expresses the length of time between the beginning and end of an action.
Il a mangé en 5 minutes. He ate in 5 minutes.
Pendant and pour can be used in the same sentence, but the meaning is slightly different.
Je pars en vacances pour 3 semaines. I’m going on holiday for 3 weeks (= the duration is scheduled but not fixed, it may change)
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