À + [heure] = At + [time]

Look at these examples:

Je mange à deux heures de l'après-midi. 
I eat at 2pm.

Je vais manger à huit heures.
I will eat at eight o'clock.

Nous allons partir à midi.
We're going to leave at midday.

 

Notice that you use à + heure to say at what time something happens.

 
See also En vs dans (prepositions of time)
and After / before versus in front of / behind (prepositions of time and place)

Examples and resources

La soirée commence à sept heures et demie.
The party starts at seven thirty.


Je vais manger à huit heures.
I will eat at eight o'clock.


Nous allons partir à midi.
We're going to leave at midday.


Je mange à deux heures de l'après-midi. 
I eat at 2pm.


Q&A Forum 2 questions, 2 answers

JasonC1Kwiziq community member

comment dit on I'm going to do something in one hour

C'est un de l'autre options dans le quiz, which begs the question of how it is expressed.
Asked 2 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team member
Bonjour Jason ! You'd say: "Je vais faire quelque chose dans une heure." Have a look at our related lesson: En vs dans (prepositions of time) I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !

comment dit on I'm going to do something in one hour

C'est un de l'autre options dans le quiz, which begs the question of how it is expressed.

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MaryA2Kwiziq community member

Je mange à deux heures l'après-midi - I eat at 2pm [usually]

Why [usually] ?

Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team member
Bonjour Mary ! I guess the added [usually] was referring to the usage of Le Présent here to mark a habit or recurring action. It's however superfluous here, and have now been removed. Merci et à bientôt !

Je mange à deux heures l'après-midi - I eat at 2pm [usually]

Why [usually] ?

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