Why derniere, not passee?

KathleenA2Kwiziq community member

Why derniere, not passee?

Can one not say "la semaine passee", to mean the same thing as "la semaine derniere"? (I can't find accents)

Asked 1 year ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Kathleen,

Here is a link on how to type French accents : french-accents 

'La semaine passée' (meaning 'last week') is used mainly in Western Switzerland and can be heard in some areas of France whilst 'la semaine dernière' is more commonly used in France. It would depend on where you are at the time...

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée

Why derniere, not passee?

Can one not say "la semaine passee", to mean the same thing as "la semaine derniere"? (I can't find accents)

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