Beginners’ French: A trip to Avignon
Beginners’ French: A trip to Avignon

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Beginners’ French: A trip to Avignon

2.7.2 Vingt-quatre heures

The 24-hour clock is commonly used in France for timetables (for example train timetables, television programmes, opening times).

It is expressed like this: 13 h 15. The letter ‘h’ stands for heure(s). To say it you simply read the numbers as they appear: treize heures quinze. N.B. You will need to make a liaison between the first number and heure(s).

  • deux heures

  • trois heures

  • onze heures

Where the numbers end in a consonant, you make a liaison between the consonant and heures. Where numbers end in ‘e’ the ‘e’ is silent and so you make a liaison between the final consonant and heures.


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