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fortnight
American English: /ˈfɔrtˌnaɪt/
British English: /ˈfɔːtnʌɪt/

Translation of fortnight in Spanish:

noun

  • (especially British English)
    quince días
    dos semanas
    Friday fortnight, a fortnight on Friday
    en quince días a partir del viernes
    Example sentences
    • In the last seven years at home there were regular fortnights in hospital: periodic detention, we called it.
    • He began to recover a fortnight ago and, after a sparkling piece of work last Tuesday, he was back on target.
    • In the past fortnight six new sea lion pups have been born and two wolf cubs made their first public appearances.

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    onces

    In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.