use of word fortnight for translation of quinzaine jours

MaryC1Kwiziq community member

use of word fortnight for translation of quinzaine jours

Americans never use the phrase "fortnight'.  Perhaps another translation should be offered.

Asked 4 months ago
LauraKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Mary,

 

Thanks for your comment. Kwiziq is a UK company, so our language tends to skew in that direction. We do make an effort to add American equivalents when possible, so I've added "two weeks" here.

Bonne continuation !

BernardA1Kwiziq community member

Living in the UK, I didn't know they don't use the word 'fortnight' in the USA too. Thanks to Kwiziq, I have learned something new, and will avoid using it with my American friends. Kwiziq has taught me French and boarden my knowledge. 

use of word fortnight for translation of quinzaine jours

Americans never use the phrase "fortnight'.  Perhaps another translation should be offered.

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