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Kwiziq community member
2 April 2018
En means the total duration of time has been taken to do a task.
This question relates to:French lesson "En vs dans (prepositions of time)"
Hi Shruti, yes, you are right.
Boivez un verre d'eau en 5 minutes. -- Drink a glass of water within 5 minutes.Boivez un verre d'eau dans 5 minutes. -- Drink a glass of water in 5 minutes.
-- Chris (not a native speaker).
Kwiziq language super star
17 May 2018
The only thing I would add is 'en' is normally in (within)+ time and 'dans' is in +time (+ time)
e.g. Boire un verre de vin en 5 minutes n'est pas recommandé = To drink a glass of wine in (within) 5 minutes is not a good thing
Nous allons manger dans 20 minutes =we're going to eat in 20 minutes (time)
Hope this helps!
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