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Miscellaneous Time Expressions

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La semana pasada fuimos a Valparaíso. (Last week we went to Valparaíso.)

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Here are some miscellaneous words and expressions and expressions of time, with an example of each used in a sentence:

al cabo de (after)Al cabo de una semana, si el paciente no ha respondido al tratamiento, la dosis puede ajustarse. After a week, if the patient hasn't responded to the treatment, the dose can be adjusted.

¿A cuántos estamos? ¿A cuántos estamos hoy? (What day is it?)

cada día (each day, every day)Cada día te quiero más. I love you more each day.

el fin de semana (weekend)Disfrute de un fin de semana romántico en nuestro hotel. Enjoy a romantic weekend in our hotel.

de hoy en ocho días (a week from today)De hoy en ocho días nos parecerá que fue todo un mal sueño. A week from now it will seem to us like it was all a bad dream.

pasado/a (last)La semana pasada fuimos a la ciudad. Last week we went to the city.

próximo/a (next)La vacunación masiva comenzará la semana próxima.The mass vaccination will begin next week. (Próxima can also be placed before the time designation.)

¿Qué fecha es hoy? (What day is it today?)

que viene (next)El DVD estará disponible la semana que viene. The DVD will be available next week.

quince días (two weeks, fortnight)Cada quince días se extingue una de las 6.700 lenguas del mundo. Every two weeks one of the world's 6,700 languages goes extinct.

 

un rato (a while)Y después saltaba a la piscina y nadaba un rato. And afterward I would jump in the pool and swim for a while.

todos los días (every day)Jugar todos los días con los hijos es fundamental para su desarollo. Playing every day with your children is essential for their development.

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