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une quinzaine is two weeks

une quinzaine. Quinze is fifteen. When you add ‘–aine’ to the end of a number, it groups it into a collective number.

  • vingt -> vingtaine = a pack of twenty

or it makes it ‘about that number’

  • vingt -> vingtaine = about twenty

une quinzaine is about 15 or a pack of fifteen. However, une quinzaine also means 2 weeks in everyday French.

  • « Je pars à Bordeaux dans une quinzaine. »
    " I’m leaving for Bordeaux in two weeks."

Related: Collective numbersBordeaux .

Leave a Reply below with your comment or question. That was Anne's native take on a French expression. There are many other expressions and more that you won't find in your textbook. Visit frenchetc.org. Bonne journée française !

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