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Necesito ayuda con vacaciones

I feel like sometimes this word is plural and sometimes it is singular and I do not understand AT ALL why???

I have gotten it wrong a lot, sometimes I type vacacion (sorry, I can only use accents on my phone) and it is really vacaciones and vice verse.

No comprendo. Please help?

2 months ago

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In my experience as a native speaker, only "vacaciones" is possible, at least in the varieties I know and in the 21th century. Maybe "vacación" was used decades ago or in some dialect. I think Duolingo shouldn't include "vacación".

2 months ago

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Thank you so much! I've only seen the singular version like once or twice, it is usually vacaciones. But with it thrown in there I was really confused based on my own knowledge of singular and plural words. Again, Thanks!

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LuisGalvez69697

Do not worry about "Vacación". "Vacaciones" is widely used in almost all cases. There are very few exceptions and all are mainly related to the temporary rest of a habitual activity, mainly of remunerated work or studies. It's a bureaucratic term, mostly.

2 months ago

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This makes some sense. Thank you for your help!

2 months ago