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Kwiziq community member
26 June 2018
If d'ici une heure can mean within an hour or by 1:00, how can one know which meaning to take from it?
This question relates to:French lesson "By + [point in time] = d'ici ..."
Kwiziq language super star
27 June 2018
I think you would know from the context but you could always use 13 heures for 1 pm, taking away the confusion.
Nous aurons la réponse d'ici une heure. (We'll have the answer within one hour.)
Nous aurons la réponse d'ici treize heures. (We'll have the answer by 1 pm.)
Hope this helps!
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