but I am hoping that someone here could!
A bit of context: I was making a RV with my kiné who likes to practise his English. We agreed on next Wednesday at 2 o'clock, the same as for this week.
So he asks me: the same day, the same hour?
I said, well, actually in English, we would say, same day, same TIME?
That left us both perplexed. He said that in French we would say le meme jour, la meme heure. He argued that "time" didn't make sense because you couldn't say le meme temps!
Now, I have no idea why we say "same time"; "same hour" deffo doesn't sound right to me. Apart from the sound of it, I don't know why we say the one and not the other.
Has anyone got a rational explanation? Maybe there isn't one, maybe it's just usage but I thought I'd ask in case there is an interesting explanation.
Norman, Betty, Hoddy, any idea?
Apprendre une langue, c'est faire un voyage différent chaque jour.
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