how could I say 'How long ago was this photo taken?' I.e. Single event, not duration.

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Jay

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26 July 2018

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how could I say 'How long ago was this photo taken?' I.e. Single event, not duration.

This relates to:
Expressing for + [duration] with either pendant, durant, depuis or pour (prepositions of time) -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

26 July 2018

26/07/18

Bonjour Jay !

I'd say the most colloquial way to ask this is the simple:

Quand est-ce que cette photo a été prise ?

Used on its own, how long ago? could be il y a combien de temps ?

However, it would sound a bit clumsy (though not completely incorrect) to use it in a longer question -> Il y a combien de temps que cette photo a été prise ?

I hope that's helpful!
Bonne journée !

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