In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1fin de semana masculineguess who I saw on / (British) at the weekend — ¿a que no sabes a quién vi el fin de semana pasado?
- what are you doing on / (British) at the weekend? — ¿qué vas a hacer el fin de semana?
- weekends (US) or (British) at weekends I generally go fishing — los fines de semana suelo ir de pesca
1pasar el fin de semana
- My uncle had a change of heart about weekending with the chairman of the board.
- I might find some time to post during the weekend, but mostly I'll be weekending.
- If you're weekending by car, it won't take up much room in the trunk.
- Vast numbers of Britons have holidayed and weekended there in recent years.
- Dinner is taken in the homely dining-room, which on our visit had a reassuring mix of regulars and weekending urbanites.
- When she fails to show, he tracks her all the way to a ski lodge where she's, of course, weekending with a concerned medic.
- Few of us who have holidayed in Provence or weekended in Paris could dispute the fact that the French tend to aim for quality over quantity.
- Having lived alone for years - working in London and weekending at her house in the West Country - she has, she admits, become quite selfish.
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