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"I went to France last summer."

Should this be translated as

Je suis allé en France l'été dernier.

or

Je suis allé en France en été dernier.

? I know that "in summer" is usually translated with "en été", but when there's a modifying adjective I'm not sure which is the correct translation.

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As said before :

Je suis allé en France l'été dernier.

You give a precise time indication : last year's summertime.

Some variations to answer better your concern :

  • "Je suis allé en France en été." : means "during the summer season". You indicate the season only.
  • "Je suis allé en France en été dernier." : this form is not used
  • "Je suis allé en France en été l'an dernier." : is a possible combination. It indicates the same time as the chosen answer, but it is used to answer the question "Which year did you go to France in summertime?"
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Je suis allé en France l'été dernier

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