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    yi-ing is offline Senior Member
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    What do 'Monday' and 'Friday' call in English?

    Lets consider this week:
    Today is Wednesday.
    Yesterday was Thursday.
    Tomorrow will be Thursday.

    What do 'Monday' and 'Friday' call in English?

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    Re: What do 'Monday' and 'Friday' call in English?

    Thanks Piscean.
    so those days don't have specific name.
    How about Saturday and Sunday?
    Are they called "two days after tommorrow and two days before yesterday"?

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    Re: What do 'Monday' and 'Friday' call in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by yi-ing View Post
    Thanks Piscean.
    so those days don't have specific name.
    How about Saturday and Sunday?
    Are they called "two days after tommorrow and two days before yesterday"?
    No. If today is Wednesday, there are fixed ways to refer to Monday ("the day before yesterday") and Friday ("the day after tomorrow"), as well as Tuesday and Thursday ("yesterday" and "tomorrow" respectively). Beyond that, you have to use the name of the day, prefaced with "this" if there's a risk your interlocutor won't know you're talking about the current week.

    Note the correct spelling of "tomorrow".
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    Re: What do 'Monday' and 'Friday' call in English?

    yi-ing, do the days you are asking about have specific names in Tamil?

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    Re: What do 'Monday' and 'Friday' call in English?

    We call Friday, Saturday and Sunday "the weekend."

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    Re: What do 'Monday' and 'Friday' call in English?

    In British English, we only call Saturday and Sunday 'the weekend'.

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    Re: What do 'Monday' and 'Friday' call in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    In British English, we only call Saturday and Sunday 'the weekend'.
    Ditto for American English, unless we're talking about a place that uses a different weekend. It's Friday and Saturday in Israel and some Muslim countries, and Thursday and Friday in some other Muslim countries.
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    Re: What do 'Monday' and 'Friday' call in English?

    The typical workdays in the US are Monday to Friday but I definitely consider Friday night part of the weekend. Many people agree with me and many don't but all I know is if someone asks me about my weekend plans I would certainly include my Friday night plans.

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    Re: What do 'Monday' and 'Friday' call in English?

    Ditto for American English, unless we're talking about a place that uses a different weekend. It's Friday and Saturday in Israel and some Muslim countries, and Thursday and Friday in some other Muslim countries.
    Thursday and Friday are the weekend in my country. The week starts with Saturday.
    Do the days you are asking about have specific names in Tamil?
    In Persian, the day after tomorrow and two days as well as one day before yesterday have specific names too.
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    Re: What do 'Monday' and 'Friday' call in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    I definitely consider Friday night part of the weekend.
    That seems fair to me.

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