Time in French

Want to tell the time in French? After this free French audio lesson you'll know how to talk about different times of day and you'll get some French pronunciation practice as well.
 
Knowing these essential French phrases will ensure you never miss an important meeting or social event!

Telling the Time in French

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Quand est-ce l’on se voit ?
When shall we meet?
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Quand est-ce que l’on peut se voir ?
When shall we meet?
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Quel est le meilleur moment pour toi ?
When is best for you?
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Quel est le meilleur moment pour vous ?
When is best for you? (formal)
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Quel jour ?
On which day?
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Cette semaine ?
This week?
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La semaine prochaine ?
Next week?
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Pendant le week-end  ?
On the weekend?
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Pendant la semaine ?
During the week?
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Au début de la semaine ?
At the start of the week?
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A la fin de la semaine ?
At the end of the week?

Once you’ve agreed on a day you need to agree on a time…

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Le matin or En matinée
In the morning
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Avant le repas de midi or Avant midi
Before lunch
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Pendant le repas de midi or A midi
At lunchtime
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Dans l’après-midi
In the afternoon
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En Soirée or Pendant la soirée
In the evening
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La nuit or Pendant la nuit
At night

Here are some more words and phrases for you…

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Tôt
Early
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Plus tôt
Earlier
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Tard
Late
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Plus tard
Later or later on
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Bientôt
Soon
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Maintenant
Now
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Tout de suite
Straight away
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Hier
Yesterday
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Aujourd’hui
Today
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Demain
Tomorrow
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Après demain
The day after tomorrow
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Un de ces jours
Sometime
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A dix heures
At ten  o’clock
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Dans trois jours
In three days

À bientôt!

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