tard ou en retard

HemanshiA2Kwiziq community member

tard ou en retard

Which is correct? 

Je me suis réveillée tard aujourd'hui      ou

Je me suis réveillée en retard aujourd'hui ?

Please explain.

Asked 8 months ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi Hemanshi,

If you had planned to get up (say) at 08:00 but overslept then "Je me suis réveillée en retard aujourd'hui"  because you would be late against your "schedule" for getting up.

 

Otherwise "Je me suis réveillée tard aujourd'hui"  you just got up late.

Hope this helps.

Jim

 

tard ou en retard

Which is correct? 

Je me suis réveillée tard aujourd'hui      ou

Je me suis réveillée en retard aujourd'hui ?

Please explain.

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