What's the difference between 'le jour' and 'la journée' ?

TiborB2Kwiziq community member

What's the difference between 'le jour' and 'la journée' ?

soir vs soiree 

I don't know if there are any more. Thank you in advance! 

Asked 4 months agogrammar
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Tibor, 

Take a look at the Kwiziq lesson on this particular subject and also please read the Q&A section associated which will give you many different cases -

Using an/année, matin/matinée, jour/journée, soir/soirée : time unit vs duration

Bonne Continuation!

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Tibor,

This type of question has been asked many times before on this forum.

Basically, it is the difference between time units and the period duration within these units. 

Eg. There are ten years within a decade and twelve months duration within each of these years.

There are twelve months per year and on average thirty days duration within each month.

Have a look here for further explanation:-

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/vocabulary/an-jour-matin-soir-vs-annee-journee-matinee-soiree/

Hope this helps.

Jim

What's the difference between 'le jour' and 'la journée' ?

soir vs soiree 

I don't know if there are any more. Thank you in advance! 

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