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C'est l'heure de or du

Peter--252 December 16, 2016, 2:02 pm
This is just a minor point which I'd appreciate a clarificiation:
Just going through unit 2.6 which gives two examples of "c'est l'heure...":
C'est l'heure du déjeuner !        =     It's lunch time!
C'est l'heure de dormir.             =      It's time to sleep.

In the first case we have "du", which has an implied definite article, but not in the second case.
Is there a subtle difference in context, or are both correct, or is one incorrect?
C'est l'heure de or du
Peter--252 December 16, 2016, 2:05 pm
Actually I've just thought, in the first case it could be translated literally as:
"This is the time of the lunch",  i.e. déjeuner is a noun not a verb, unlike dormir.

(Should have gone to Specsavers berfore posting!)
C'est l'heure de or du
Meages December 31, 2016, 2:49 am
Not an expert BUT, du may be used in front of a masculine noun in this case.
C'est l'heure de or du

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