Can you use "quinze jours" instead of "deux semaines" to translate "two weeks"?

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Can you use "quinze jours" instead of "deux semaines" to translate "two weeks"?

Asked 2 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Yes, you can. There's even a noun for this: 

les quinze jours -- a fortnight.

Here's a related oddity worth knowing:

Say it's Monday and you want to ask a friend if she has time on Friday the following week. In French, you would say: 

Tu es libre vendredi en huit? -- Are you free Friday next week?

This just goes to show that counting days isn't mathematically correct in these circumstances.

Can you use "quinze jours" instead of "deux semaines" to translate "two weeks"?

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