Use of phrase: "en fin de matinee"

N. Hilary (Shamrockhill)C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Use of phrase: "en fin de matinee"

I am just wondering about the phrase, "en fin de matinee."  Would you translate this to mean: "late morning"; and is "en fin de" commonly used in similar expressions? ie. "en fin d'apres-midi"; "en fin de soiree", etc. I also notice that there the definite article is left out.

Merci par avance.

Asked 2 years ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

More literally perhaps as 'at the end of (the). . ', but also used in the context where in English we might say 'late in (the) ... ' à la fin de (la matinée)' is more formal, but 'en fin de (matinée)' is in everyday use. 

https://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais/fin/33781#172171

Use of phrase: "en fin de matinee"

I am just wondering about the phrase, "en fin de matinee."  Would you translate this to mean: "late morning"; and is "en fin de" commonly used in similar expressions? ie. "en fin d'apres-midi"; "en fin de soiree", etc. I also notice that there the definite article is left out.

Merci par avance.

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