In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(7 days)semana femininein a week — dentro de una semana
- three weeks' work — tres semanas de trabajo
- once a week — una vez por semana / a la semana
- it's weeks since we heard anything — hace semanas que no tenemos noticias
- $100 a week — 100 dólares semanales / por semana
- you get paid by the week — te pagan semanalmente
- the week beginning June 2 — la semana que empieza el 2 de junio
- by the end of the week / (US also) by the week's end — antes del fin de semana
- (on) Tuesday week or a week from next Tuesday or (British also) a week on Tuesday — el martes que viene no, el otro / del martes en ocho días
- a week last Monday / last Monday week — el lunes pasado no, el anterior
- she arrived a week (ago) yesterday — ayer hizo una semana que llegó
- three weeks from tomorrow or (British also) three weeks tomorrow — dentro de tres semanas a partir de mañana
- The battle for a new civic hall began a year ago, within weeks of the previous hall burning down.
- The truth is our patience should have been exhausted weeks and months and years ago.
- Planners hope to complete the program by the end of the month or the first week in February.
- Psychological trauma would remain with them for weeks, months, years, or even decades.
- All of them will certainly be praying for the strength to get through the next few weeks and months and years.
- Days turned into weeks and weeks into months until Alleyne and I had been gone a year.
- He was known to work seven days a week, 52 weeks of the year, even at Christmas if needed.
- The days turned into weeks and the weeks into months until the day after the twins' fourth birthday.
- I look forward to sharing more of my life with you over the coming weeks, months and years.
- How the military action evolves in the coming weeks, months or years is open to speculation.
- This was not the case if you looked at polls as recently as a month or six weeks ago.
- Two weeks ago my left ear gave early signs of problems, a little sore and deaf.
- His reluctance did not change in the weeks, months and years afterwards.
- I must apologize to a reader who wrote me concerning last month's column a week or two ago.
- So I had to spend weeks and weeks and months and months, all the way through the year, trying to find players.
- The horse's regular rider Jim Culloty has been sidelined for several weeks after breaking his thumb two weeks ago.
- Days turned into weeks, weeks turned into months and winter was coming to an end.
- Whether you hold them for weeks, months or years, shares are simply a means to a financial end.
- I know your new years' resolutions were probably broken weeks ago, but there's always a chance to turn over a new leaf.
- The course is expected to run one day a week for seven weeks, starting Monday January 27.
2(working days)I never go out in / during the week — nunca salgo los días de semana / entre semana
- a four-day/35 hour week — una semana (laboral) de cuatro días/35 horas
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