To translate - the day when I go on holiday will be super - do I use où or quand for the word when?

To translate - the day when I go on holiday will be super - do I use où or quand for the word when?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi John,

The expression is 'le jour ' in French -

Le jour où je suis arrivé(e), il a pluThe day (that) I arrived it rained.

Le jour où je serai à la retraite, sera un jour de bonheur pour moi.The day (that) I retire will be a happy one for me.

In your example-

Le jour où je partirai en vacances, ce sera génial.

Hope this helps!

 

That's perfect, thanks.

Hi Cecile,

You give the example of “le jour où je serai marié” or “le jour où je serai à la retraite, sera un jour de bonheur” as a example of the use of où as a relative pronoun. But Ron, in another post, has said the où can only be used to mean “when” in the context of a time frame that has passed. In your example the time frame is in the future.  Is Ron mistaken?

Thanks

John

To translate - the day when I go on holiday will be super - do I use où or quand for the word when?

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