Some time-related questions

How do you say:

  • "couple of times a week"
  • "for 10 to 30 minutes"
August 30, 2019


Kelkfoje en semajno.

Dum dek ĝis tridek minutoj.

Alternatively: Mi restis tie dek ĝis tridek minutoj(n).

August 30, 2019

Thank you answering! But did you mean kelkfoje?

August 30, 2019

Yes, he did.

August 30, 2019

Indeed. (Corrected.)

August 30, 2019

I am not quite sure but these are my guesses:

  1. Malmutajn fojojn semajn.
  2. Por dek ĝis tridek minutoj.

If someone knows the right terms feel free to comment. :-)

August 30, 2019

to offer unwanted corrections...

"malmultajn fojojn" - "on a few occasions" is correct, tho the accusative suggests that you're talking about some definite, single occurrences. "semajn" doesn't have an ending here (typo?) but you'd probably want to say "dum semajno" or "en semajno" "during the week" or "in the week"

"por" mostly means "for the sake of"; it doesn't cover all the territory of English "for". "dum" is probably right here.

August 30, 2019

I would say:

  1. Kelkfoje semajne, Malmultfoje semajne (although malmultfoje has no hits in Tekstaro, which surprised me), or if you want to specify that it is about twice a week you could say Proksimume dufoje semajne or Pli malpli dufoje semajne

  2. Dum inter dek kaj tridek minutoj

August 30, 2019
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