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Unformatted text preview: 198 E] CHAPITRE 6 Expressing Time A. Hours and Minutes: Time in French is indicated by a cardinal number follower] by heure(s) and the number of minutes. 1:10 une heure I“); 3:05 trois heures einq 5:20 einq hen res vingt 0 For time past the half—hour, the number of minutes is subtracted from the next hour. 6:35 sept heures moins vingt-einq 8:50 neuf bellres moins tiix 10:40 onze heures moins vingt ' The quarter- and half-hours, as well as noon and midnight, have special forms. dd] 5 qnatre heures et quart 2:30 deux heures et demie 9:45 dix heures moine le qua rt 12:30 RM. midi et demi 12:20 AM. ' The concepts .-\.M. and PM. are normally expressed by do matin. do l'aprt‘xs- midi, rl'u soir. 2:15 AM. minuit fingt deux heures et quart (iu mutin 3:10 RM. trois heures dix de liapres-mitii 6:20 P. M. six heures vingt (in soir - In France, official time {train and airline schedules, store closings, limes for CUI'lt‘etTS and public functions, openings and closings of public buildings, etc.) is frequently quoted on the 2-1u—hour clock. Fermé Lie [2 h 21 14 h. quert de 9 h 15 E1 19 h 45. Le train part a 20 h 38. Le concert finit a 23 h 30. O To ask the time, you normally use one of the following patterns: What time is it? A queile hell re... 2’ At what time . . Qllelle hellre est-i1? . ?(When. . . . P) B. Divisions of Time: 1With periods of the day, 1e... 1a.. l'J are used before the noun to express the idea of in the or (ti. I get up early in. the morning because I work. .le me leve tot h: matin carje travaille. i have will my dresses in. the qflernoon. J'ai toils mes tours repress-midi. Le snir, je fais mes deVoi 1s. in. the evening i do my homework. I steep welt at night because i am. very tired. .le dors bien la nuit parce que je suis [res fatiguéte]. C. Tiernps,fois, heure: The terms temps. fois, and betlre can all be used as the equivalent of the word tinte, but there are diiierences in their meanings. ' Temps refers to time as a general or abstract concept. I don‘t have time to travel. ftimeflies. Take the time to rest. .le n’ai pas le temps de voyager. Le temps passe vile. Prenez 1e temps de vous reposer. Fois means time in the sense of an occasion or time in succession. Fm herefor the/inst. time. He visited me three times. Je suis ici pour la premiére this. Il est venu me voir Lrois fois. How ttl(tt1-_}' times barre you. tinted France .9 Comhien de fn'is avez-vous visite la France? Heure implies a specific time of day. C'est rheul‘e du diner. His dinnertime. Il arrivera a une heure fixe. He will arrive at. affixed time. +1!- who! time does the ticket window open .9 A quelle heure ouvre le guichet? D. Divisions ol'Time Ending in -ée: Jour, an, soil“, and matin have alternative forms ending in —ée that are used to emphasize the duration of the time period. le matin la matinee Io soir l’an l’année lc jour la journcc Ia sniréc rI‘he type of sentence in which the -ée form is used often contains some refer- ence to the activities taking place during the time span. Elle part a Paris pour deux ans. Pendant lcs i'lmlx rim-niercs annex-s. elie a beaucoup voyage. Dans trots jnnrs, nous partons en vacances. .li'ai passe la journée a régler mes affaii‘es. Ce. matin, je \rais consulter le Guide Michelin. Et moi, je vais passer la matinee au marché. Nos invites arrivent ee soir. Nous allons nous amuser pendant. la snirée. Choosing between these alternative forms can often be puzzling, but there are some general guidelines. If the period of time is immediately preceded by a cardinal numher, you will normally use the short, masculine form. If the time period is preceded by Concepts such as all the. the whole. a port of; or most. of. you will normally use the -ée form. 3. Vous eC'outez une conversation entre un groupe de jeunes Frangais. Complétez chaque phrase en choisissant le mot approprié. l. Aujourdi'hui, dois passer (1e soi 1' 2" la soiree) a ecrire une disserta- tion pour mon cours de philosophic. Dis. Emma, tu as [,le temps t’ i’heure) d’alier au cinema ce soir? Regardezl Voila Olivier et Anne-Marie. C'est [la premiére fois t le premier temps) qu’ils sortent ensemhle. J’ai un emploi du temps trés charge... Je n’ai meme pas {l'heure t le temps} de me reposer. chez sa cousine en Bretagne. qu’il va lui rendre visite :1 Marc Va passer trois [jours ljournées] C‘est [le premier temps 3' la premiere fois) sa t‘ésidence secondaire. du diner. Au I (Notes bien: une de Je dois vous quitter. Chez moi, e‘est [le temps f l‘heure) revoir. (Au prochain temps t A la prochaine tois) ces expressions ne doit jamais etre otiliséel) 199 El Le mot et l'image ...
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