Bonjour Madame Aurélie, here puisque means since then what does ‘depuis’ mean ?

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Shrey

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8 February 2019

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Bonjour Madame Aurélie, here puisque means since then what does ‘depuis’ mean ?

This question relates to:
French lesson "since (because)"

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

8 February 2019

8/02/19

Bonjour Varsha !

These are two different "since" :)

- "Puisque" means "since" in the sense of because, for, as :

Puisque tu ne veux pas m'aider, je vais me débrouiller tout seul.
Since you don't want to help me, I'm going to deal with it myself.

- "Depuis" is more of a temporal "since", i.e. from that moment in time :

Je te connais depuis 1994. 
I've known you since 1994.

I hope that's helpful!
Bonne journée !

Shrey

Kwiziq community member

8 February 2019

8/02/19

Merci Madame Aurélie ! Indeed, it helped me a lot with these ‘lucid’ examples. 

À bientôt ! Bonne journée !

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