Hello!! I would like to know if we could use both "dans l'après-midi" and 'l'après- midi" when we want to say, "in the afternoon." Also, in the morning in French, we don't use "dans" correct? The same for "in the evening"?? Merci beaucoup !!! I look forward to the answers.
If you are talking about a precise moment, a time unit, you'll use : le matin, l'après-midi, le soir etc
If you are talking about a duration, you'll use: dans l'après-midi, dans la matinée /soirée etc
See link here: An vs année, matin vs matinée, jour vs journée, soir vs soirée to express a time unit or a duration in French
I hope this is helpful.
Bonne journée !
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