What's the difference when using 'quand' and 'lorsque' ? Both mean 'when' in English right?
Apr 17, 2011 8:52 AM
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In most cases Quand and Lorsque are interchangeable and they both mean When, but sometimes they differ in meaning: - Quand & Lorsque - temporal correlation (Lorsque is just more formal): Je marchais lorsque/quand tu m'as téléphoné (I was walking when you called me) Lorsque je t'ai vu, j'avais peur (When I saw you, I was afraid) - Quand - repeated correlation (meaning "chaque fois que"): Quand il est là, elle ne parle pas. (Whenever he is there, she doesn't speak) - Quand - interrogative adverb: Quand vient il me voir? - Lorsque means "whereas" too: J'ai crié lorsqu'il a fallu courir (I screamed when (whereas) I should have run) I hope this helps. Bye!
April 17, 2011
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