"Giovedì prossimo è vacanza."

Translation:Next Thursday is vacation.

July 22, 2013

29 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/uppergardiner

It does not sound good, We would say: "The holidays are next Thursday" and even "The holidays start next Thursday".

February 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/oktaya

Great except one never says this in English.

At the very least you should say "A holiday".

July 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/CecilieO.

that's correct now "next Thursday is a holiday"

April 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/valerianna

Thursday next is also correct.

February 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/HaroldWonh

Do Americans really say this, without "a" before "vacation"? How odd.

October 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/vrait

No, this sentence sounds wrong.

December 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/JennaHO

We don't usually. At least I don't. Maybe if the specific vacation was already mentioned, otherwise I would say, "It starts next Thursday."

October 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/RobinMA

I would, for example for a common break like a state-wide school vacation week. E.g. "No, I can't meet then. Next week is vacation"

February 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/LaMarGibson

Disagree. Especially in the corporate world, it's common to hear this sentence construction: "Hey I'm out of office; I have vacation starting Tuesday".

August 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Marlous4

also, I think "a day off" should be accepted.

April 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Maria718963

Weird sentence structure...like robotic...or something Yoda would say.

May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TheFinkie

This is just incorrect English... right? I am reporting.

October 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/RainDer2112

I wish it were next Thursday

March 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/andvalinminster

I entered "Next Thursday is a holiday" and DL rejected it. Why?

March 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DavidFarre132963

This is not correct English

December 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Henry3languages

What about: "Next Thursday is a bank holiday."?

April 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Catia9

What is a bank holiday? We don't have them in Australia. Maybe that's what we'd call a public holiday (New Years Day, Australia Day etc).

June 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Manudesbois

Yes in Ireland, the UK and the USA that's how they call them.

March 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ataoldotcom

is the sentence atleast correct in italian? for instance, do i actually omit the article in front of vacation??

October 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DavidFarre132963

Bad English grammar. Why is Thursday next is a holiday not correct?

July 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Giovanna597921

The suggested answer is still grammatically incorrect in English...surely this should be amended by now!

September 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MarioGutie877193

Grammatically inappropriate. "The holiday is next Thursday" "The holiday lands on next Thursday" "Next Thursday is a holiday" [Look at other comments for further variations].

December 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Martino728208

Next Thursday is a vacation or you could say Thursday next is a vacation depending on the day week you are making the statement

January 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Julio404727

Obviously a direct translation of the words, but as others have commented not a sentence that would be used, certainly in England.

February 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Julio404727

Thursday next is common and correct english!

February 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Tim730700

Exactly. Usually I hear "a day off" or a free day. Vacation implies a longer time (usually a week or more). Holiday works but usually implies a "holy" day in the US (Xmas, Easter) or a secular day (Memorial day, Independence day- July 4) generally observed.

March 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/vrknight7

Do non-American countries celebrate Thanksgiving?

June 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/HaroldWonh

We don't in Britain - I think it is specifically American, dating from the first harvest of the Pilgrim Fathers, surely. Christians here celebrate Harvest Festival, which might be on any Sunday in the first part of the autumn.

September 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/vrknight7

Thanks!

September 13, 2015
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