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Negation of "Forever"

I know to say never you say "ne jamais" but what if you want to say not forever? Is it just ne pas toujours? Par exemple: La tristesse durera toujours. Would "The sadness will not last forever" be "La tristesse ne durera pas toujours"?

February 22, 2018

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/peterviuz

La tristesse ne durera pas pour toujours.

February 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MarcD50

Well, 'pour toujours' with the meaning of only 'toujours' is common in spoken French, but is not very correct. I mean 'durer pour toujours' is clumsy.

The correct use of 'pour toujours' is for instance in: 'Elle est partie pour toujours, on ne la reverra jamais'.

So 'La tristesse ne durera pas toujours' suggested by Brigid is absolutely correct. Just a little too literary for spoken use.

February 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ipJlO9tu

http://www.antonyme.org/antonyme/toujours

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February 25, 2018
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