Translation:I do not work on Saturdays and Sundays.
Okay, Duolingo. I'm seriously just about done with this. It won't accept 土曜日 or 日曜日 in the listening exercise, even though they're fine in the translation exercises. Whatever, that's fine. Annoying, but fine. I decided to deal with this by turning off my auto-select for kanji. But now, this question won't even accept the correct answer if it's written in hiragana only. Apparently you have to write it out in the exact format as above. I mean, come on. This is ridiculous. And it only seems to be fussy like this on the listening questions. It's incredibly annoying. Not all of us are using the "word bank."
You can use this sentence in that case, too, if it is understood from the context you're referring to this week. But to specify, you could also say
"今週(こんしゅう)の土曜日と日曜日". 今週 means "this week". It would be easier just to say "今週末(こんしゅうまつ)" instead, though, which means "this weekend".
Actually it's a little bit more complicated. Kanji may have multiple pronunciations, which can be split into 2 groups: pronunciations which came from Chinese spoken language and pronunciations that came from Japanese spoken language. They called onyomi and kunyomi. Choice depends on word history: where this word came from and how this word is constructed.
I'd disagree with that. Saying "I don't work Saturday or Sunday" means you don't work on either of those days, but "I don't work Saturday and Sunday" means you don't work both of them but you could work one or the other. Or conveys the meaning of the Japanese sentence better.
Ah, thank you, so this Japanese sentence really means that I work neither Saturday nor Sunday? I'd wondered about that.
In English I guess the meaning of the conjunctions changes with word order.
"Saturdays and Sundays I don't work" would be very odd if one worked one but not the other, but "I don't work on Saturdays and Sundays" is natural enough for working one if there's spoken stress on the "and." I wonder if there's an analogue to that for the Japanese sentence.
Okay I'm confused because here it says "I do not work on Saturdays and Sundays" but when I got corrected by Duolingo it said "He doesn't work on Saturdays and Sundays" -- which is it?????