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Soir/Soirée Jour/Journée

Salut Duolingo utilisateurs.

J'ai un question avec quand nous écrivons soir et non soirée. Et la même chose avec jour et journée.

It seems that you use soirée when it's something more personal like "have a good evening" and soir just when you say something general about that time of the day like "il va pleuvoir ce soir".

The same logic applies to the differece between Jour and Journée ?

7/18/2017, 11:41:45 AM

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soir and soirée are both nouns and can mean evening but are not always interchangeable.

Typically, soirée is used to emphasise the duration.

examples

Je viendrai te voir ce soir. - I will come to see you this evening
Nous passerons la soirée ensemble. - We are spending the evening together
Bonne soirée ! - Have a nice evening
Bonsoir - Good evening (as a greeting) une belle soirée d'été - a fine summer evening
Je vais me promener le soir - I go for a walk in the evening
On va prendre un pot ce soir. - We're going for a drink tonight.
C'était une soirée tranquille - It was a peaceful evening.
Nous avons travaillé pendant toute la soirée. - We worked all evening.

Also note that if you are counting days or evenings then you use jour and soir

examples

deux jours not deux journées
trois soirs not trois soirées

7/18/2017, 2:09:03 PM

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Je comprends maintenant. Merci beaucoup.

7/18/2017, 2:23:14 PM
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