I read an article online and have a question, as follows:
Does it refer to "this Sunday" or "Sunday next week"? For example, if it is Friday (June 1)today, when a Chinese say next Sunday it means the Sunday 10 days from now (June 10). My question is: Is it true that when an American or other English-speaking people say "next Sunday" it means two days from now,namely the Sunday within this week (June 3)?
Please kindly advise since the time issue is very important when communicating with the American enterpries.
Thank you in advance!
Lucky Chemical (Shenyang China)
Dear Xin Yan:
If you are making the communication, I suggest saying 'Sunday the 12th.'
If you receive a 'next Sunday' message, do not hesitate to ask for clarification.
'Next month', 'next year' don't usually cause the same trouble, but even here, if it's June 30th and someone says 'next month,' you should ask for clarification.