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"On weekends" is a phrase which is often translated as "los fines de semana", and "at the weekend" is an adverb which is often translated as "en el fin de semana". Learn more about the difference between "on weekends" and "at the weekend" below.
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
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1. (general)
a. los fines de semana
I only see my kids on weekends, so I like to make that time meaningful.Solo veo a mis hijos los fines de semana, así que me gusta hacer significativos esos momentos.
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (general) (United Kingdom)
a. en el fin de semana
I lose sleep during the week and catch up at the weekend.Pierdo el sueño durante la semana y compenso en el fin de semana.
b. el fin de semana
At the weekend, I only ever want to relax.Los fines de semana, sólo quiero relajarme.
c. durante el fin de semana
I'll call my mother at the weekend.Voy a llamar a mi madre durante el fin de semana.
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