So can dans be replaced with apres to mean the same thing here?

So can dans be replaced with apres to mean the same thing here?

We will eat in an hour's time/after an hour,
" Nous mangerons dans une heure/apres une heure. "

If so, saying this would make the lesson easier to grasp, because dans and en mean practically the same thing when en means in in my head.

Asked 1 year ago

Dépêche-toi, on va manger dans 5 minutes. -- Hurry up, we are going to eat in 5 minutes.

This sentence wouldn't really work with après, just as in English you wouldn't really say, "we'll eat after 5 minutes."

You are right that dans and en come close in meaning but they aren't really interchangable.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

So can dans be replaced with apres to mean the same thing here?

We will eat in an hour's time/after an hour,
" Nous mangerons dans une heure/apres une heure. "

If so, saying this would make the lesson easier to grasp, because dans and en mean practically the same thing when en means in in my head.

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