In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1quince días Britishdos semanas BritishBusiness quincena feminineFriday fortnight — en quince días a partir del viernes
- a fortnight on Friday — en quince días a partir del viernes
- Nobody would think of organising a social event or fundraiser in the holiday fortnight.
- For the past fortnight Sue has been keeping a diary of all the food and drink she consumes.
- For the past fortnight, some builders have been doing up the flat next door.
- Today is my first day back at work after a fortnight's holiday and I'm feeling grouchy.
- At last Eric returned to Britain for a month's leave, but this was curtailed after a fortnight.
- Tomorrow will be my first proper day off for a fortnight and I feel utterly worn out.
- He has done nothing else but pant, shake and tremble for the past fortnight at least.
- Over the past fortnight, the town has suffered from a wave of vandalism and rowdy behaviour.
- They aren't visible at any time other than the wettest fortnight of the summer.
- In a fortnight's time he leaves Oxford to take up a new post at New York University.
- However, tenants who fall in to arrears must continue paying through the ‘non-charging’ fortnights.
- Samuel Johnson said, ‘When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.’
- He began to recover a fortnight ago and, after a sparkling piece of work last Tuesday, he was back on target.
- After a fortnight here in the summer it's all but impossible, much as I love my flat.
- In the last seven years at home there were regular fortnights in hospital: periodic detention, we called it.
- It is the one fortnight of the year you can guarantee that I will be out on the water.
- Last weekend, I returned home after a fortnight's holiday in a fairly anxious mood.
- I'm getting one or two calls a fortnight compared with one or two a term two years ago.
- In the past fortnight six new sea lion pups have been born and two wolf cubs made their first public appearances.
- He will have to rest for a fortnight after the operation.
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