24 heures sur 24

24 heures sur 24
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Timely French Expression

Meaning 24 hours a day
Literally 24 hours out of 24
Register normal
Pronunciation [veh(n) kah treur sur veh(n) katr(eu)]
IPA   [vɛ̃ ka tʁœʁ syʁ vɛ̃ katʁə]

Usage notes: To indicate that something is always available or never closes, the French say 24 heures sur 24.

Par exemple…

On peut louer un vélo 24 heures sur 24.   You can rent a bike 24 hours a day.
Ce resto est ouvert 24 heures sur 24.   This restaurant is open 24 hours a day.


  • 24 h sur 24
  • 24 h/24

The addition of "7 days a week" is in a similar format: 7 jours sur 7. Thus the expanded expression is

  • 24 h sur 24, 7 j sur 7
  • 24 h/24, 7 j/7

 The latter is the closest French equivalent to the very economical "24/7" commonly used in English.


  • à chaque instant – at every moment
  • à tout moment – at any time, at all times
  • en tout temps – all the time
  • toujours – always
  • tout le temps – all the time

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