fin de semaine

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fin de semaine

I'm interested that you translate 'fin de semaine' as 'weekend'. That was what I was taught in school years ago, but French practice now seems to be to call Saturday/Sunday 'le weekend' and for 'fin de semaine' to mean Friday, or just Friday evening.

Asked 4 days ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

A quick check revealed that la fin de (la) semaine is "the end of the week", which is a more loose term than le week-end. Le week-end usually means Saturday and Sunday. It is by far the most common term used in France for "weekend". La fin de semaine is "the end of the week" and apparently can also include Friday and even Thursday. In Canadian French it seems to be the more common term for "weekend".

Here is more on it: https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/fin-de-semaine-week-end.2510639/

fin de semaine

I'm interested that you translate 'fin de semaine' as 'weekend'. That was what I was taught in school years ago, but French practice now seems to be to call Saturday/Sunday 'le weekend' and for 'fin de semaine' to mean Friday, or just Friday evening.

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