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Du vs De

Why is it Après le repas du soir and not Après le repas de soir?

December 7, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/arielkangaroo

Après le repas [de (of) + le (the) = du] soir = lit. before after the meal [of the] night

Du is the contraction of de + le.

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Ripcurlgirl

after the meal of the night/evening :)

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/arielkangaroo

Woops, you're right. Going to fix that :-P

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Theo72757

What I was supposed to translate was "After the evening meal" not "After the meal of the evening"

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/gatiquo

du is a contraction of de le, and is preferred in this expression.

December 7, 2017
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