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"On weekends" is a phrase which is often translated as "los fines de semana", and "on the weekend" is an adverb which is often translated as "el fin de semana". Learn more about the difference between "on weekends" and "on 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)
a. el fin de semana
I get up early during the week, but on the weekend I sleep in.Me levanto temprano durante la semana, pero el fin de semana duermo hasta tarde.
b. durante el fin de semana
On the weekend, I like to work in my garden.Me gusta trabajar en mi jardín durante el fin de semana.
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