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"D'fhan siad thiar ar feadh coicíse."

Translation:They stayed in the west for a fortnight.

May 15, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/clairelanc3

Isn't two weeks the same as a fortnight?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/johnnygall2002

they waited in the west for a fortnight.. marked as incorrect?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scilling

It’s a correct literal translation, but one would be more likely to use “remained” rather than “waited” in English to describe a pause of a fortnight’s length. If this sentence is describing a visit rather than a pause, then “stayed” would be preferred over “waited”.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vkigus

It's now accepted 13 MAR 2016.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AliceClark565768

A fortnight is two weeks. weeks.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SatharnPHL
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D'fhan siad thiar ar feadh coicíse - "They stayed in the west for a fortnight"
D'fhan siad thiar ar feadh dhá seachtain - "They stayed in the west for a two weeks"
D'fhan siad thiar ar feadh ceithre lá dhéag - "They stayed in the west for fourteen days"
D'fhan siad thiar ar feadh leathmhíosa - "They stayed in the west for half a month"

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