How do you say "within an hour"?

Sherry

Kwiziq community member

17 January 2017

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How do you say "within an hour"?

"Dinner will be served within an hour" was the wrong choice on the test for "le dîner sera servi dans une heure". If I wanted to be less precise than "in an hour's time", how would I express that?

This relates to:
En vs dans (prepositions of time) -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

18 January 2017

18/01/17

Bonjour Sherry ! To say "Dinner will be served within an hour" you would have to say "Le dîner sera servi *en* moins d'une heure" (literally: within less than an hour / comprised in one hour) or "Le dîner sera servi *dans* moins d'une heure" (literally: in less than an hour's time). I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !

Tom Rune

Kwiziq community member

18 December 2017

18/12/17

I'm a bit confused about the possibility for "en" in this context. Does that mean that "en" can express future actions as well?

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