Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Weekend"

The meaning of "Weekend" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does We often go away at weekends mean?
A: They often go to out of town places on the weekends.
Q: What does how is your weekend going mean?
A: It means, it’s a weekend now, and the person is asking how you are doing during the weekend.

You may reply with “it’s going well” or you can describe what you’ve been doing during the weekend.
Q: What does How is your weekend going btw ? mean?
A: They are asking if you are enjoying Saturday/Sunday.
btw- means by the way
Q: What does Couldn't he have foregone a weekend in Vegas? mean?
A: "forego" means to give up, or to not do. It means "He should have not gone to (Las) Vegas" or "Why did he still go to (Las) Vegas?" for the weekend
Q: What does There was one full weekend mean?
A: 「土曜日と日曜日」を意味します :)

Example sentences using "Weekend"

Q: Please show me example sentences with How was your weekend?.
A: You can say:

How was your weekend?
Have a good weekend?
What’d you get up to this weekend?
Do anything fun this weekend?
Q: Please show me example sentences with 'What are you up to this weekend"?.
A: 'What are you up to this weekend"? "I'm going to cut the lawn tomorrow, and then on Sunday I am going for a long walk with some friends, followed by a drink at the local pub".
Q: Please show me example sentences with weekends .
A:

Sosoglamed's explanation pretty much explains it, so there's no need for me to answer it now, but I figured I'd answer it anyway.

My answer may be too long & confusing. If it is, just ignore it.

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WEEK

On the calendar, one week looks like this:
SUNDAY, Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri., SATURDAY.

In most people's minds though, one week looks like this:
Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri., SATURDAY, SUNDAY.

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WORK WEEK

A "work week" is Monday - Friday. 5 days.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

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WEEKEND

We think of Monday as being the start of the week and Sunday as being the end.

That's why the word is "weekend". Week.......end. And that's why Sunday is part of the weekend, even though it's at the beginning when it's on the calender.

The weekend is really only two days, Saturday and Sunday. But everybody gets really excited on Friday 'cause work is over, so we start celebrating and include that day too. It's sort of like a friend of your family that you call your aunt and uncle because you are really close to them, but they're not really your aunt or uncle by blood. So the real weekend is still only Saturday and Sunday.

Weekend is singular.
(Saturday/Sunday) = weekend

I think the original sentence correction that made you wonder about the word "weekends" was this sentence:

Yours:
oh yes. I bought an electric piano a few months ago and tried to climb a new mountain every weekends.

Correction:
oh yes. I bought an electric piano a few months ago and tried to climb a new mountain every weekend(DELETE "s").

To help you understand why I wrote (DELETE "s") I will write the complete sentence. There is an implied word in it.

"I bought an electric piano a few months ago and tried to climb a new mountain every SINGLE weekend."

Do you see why it is "weekend" instead of "weekends" now?

Btw, the word "every" always comes before a singular noun.
https://bit.ly/2LgLErZ

A synonym for "every" is "each".

"I tried to climb a new mountain each weekend."

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WEEKENDS

Weekends is plural.
(Saturday/Sunday) + (Saturday/Sunday) = weekends
52 weeks in a year = 52 weekends

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LONG WEEKEND

You can also have a "long weekend".
A "long weekend" only happens sometimes.

A "long weekend" happens when a holiday falls on a day during the work week(Monday-Friday). And also if you just decide to take vacation days.

A "long weekend" is (Saturday/Sunday) + any days of the work week that you don't have to go to work/school.

For example:
Fri. + (Saturday/Sunday) = a 3 day weekend
Thurs. + Fri. + (Saturday/Sunday) = a 4 day weekend
Wed. + Thurs. + Fri. + (Saturday/Sunday) = a 5 day weekend

5 day weekends are like unicorns. They are very rare and you will probably not see many of them in your lifetime.

You can't have a long weekend if there is a space between the holiday and the weekend.
You can't have: Wed. + (Sat/Sun)
The days have to be connected like this:
Wed, Thurs, Fri + (Sat/Sun).

Example sentences with "long weekend":
"Oh boy! We have a long weekend coming up!"
"Did you enjoy your long weekend?"

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THIS WEEKEND

You asked this question on Saturday. I am answering your question on Sunday. So, you asked your question this weekend and I am answering your question this weekend. It is the weekend that I am living in right now. It is my present. Since you live in South Korea, the time difference makes it Monday for you now, so you can't say that you are in the same "this weekend" as me anymore. Only I can. *neener neener* :P You are living in my "next week".

For you, since it is Monday, "this weekend" means the closest future Saturday/Sunday that is coming up. For instance, if you say "I'm going to a concert this weekend". That means that you will go to the concert in 6 or 7 days.
(1Mon, 2Tue, 3Wed, 4Thurs, 5Fri, 6SATURDAY, or 7SUNDAY)

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NEXT WEEKEND

"Next weekend" is the weekend that comes after this weekend.

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THE WEEKEND

"the weekend" is one weekend.
"the weekend" can mean any specific weekend; in the past, present or future.

Examples:
1) (PAST): "I spent the weekend at his house 4 months ago."
2) (PRESENT): "I'm spending the weekend at his house."
3) (FUTURE): "I'm spending the weekend at his house."
"I'm going to spend the weekend at his house."
4) FUTURE): "I'm going to spend the weekend at his house next month."

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THE WEEKEND & THIS WEEKEND

"the weekend" and "this weekend" only have the same meaning sometimes.

For instance, "THE weekend" and "THIS weekend" are only interchangeable with numbers 2 and 3.

2) (PRESENT): "I'm spending THIS weekend at his house."
3) (FUTURE): "I'm spending THIS weekend at his house."
"I'm going to spend THIS weekend at his house."

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THE WEEKEND & NEXT WEEKEND

"the weekend" and "next weekend" only have the same meaning sometimes.

For instance, "THE weekend" and "NEXT weekend" are only interchangeable with number 3.

3) (FUTURE): "I'm spending NEXT weekend at his house."
"I'm going to spend NEXT weekend at his house."
Q: Please show me example sentences with in weekends.
A: There's a party this weekend. Do you wanna come?
Q: Please show me example sentences with What're you going to do this weekend?.
A: what are you going to do this weekend is just a simple sentence

Synonyms of "Weekend" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between on the weekend and in the weekend ?
A: "In the weekend" does not sound correct. "On the weekend" would be correct in instances where the speaker is referring to an event that took/will take place on a weekend.

Example sentences:

"We met on the weekend that I visited New York."

"I watched a lot of TV on the weekend that I was sick in bed last month."

"We have a lot planned for our vacation this week, and on the weekend we will do nothing at all."
Q: What is the difference between What do you plan to do on this weekends? and What are you doing on this weekends? ?
A: what are your weekend plans and what are you doing this weekend are more natural.
Q: What is the difference between on the weekends and on weekends ?
A: They are both the same.
Example:
A: When do you work?
B: On weekends.
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A: When do you work?
B: On the weekends.

You can use both! "On the weekend" is a little more natural though!
Q: What is the difference between what did you do last weekend? and what had you done last weekend? and what have you done last weekend? ?
A: I can try :))
The first sentence is more commonly heard compared to the second. 'What did you do last weekend' implies that the speaker doesn't know anything about what the other person did last weekend, whereas 'what had you done last weekend' means that they know a little. For example they know that the other person did some work but want to know how much work had been done last weekend, so they ask 'what had you done last weekend?'
I hope this makes sense! I did my best :))
Q: What is the difference between ​​on the weekends and ​​on the weekend ?
A: There is a lot of rules in the english language. Could you give an example of what you're talking about? @Bandana:

Translations of "Weekend"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? at/on/in (the) weekend? which one is true ~~~
A: "On the weekend" is the correct.

Here are some examples just in case!
I'm going to my friend's house on the weekend.
I watch movies on the weekend.

An alternative to "on the weekend" could be "during the weekend". Both sentences mean the same thing but "during the weekend" sounds more natural.

Here are a couple more examples:
I have a project to do during the weekend.
My birthday party is during the weekend.
During the weekend, I complete my homework.

I hope this helped! Good luck with your studies!
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I'm cooking in the weekend
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 日曜ダイヤって何て言いますか? weekend dryer?
A: Sunday schedule
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? what do you do at weekend?
A: It should be "What do you do on the weekend?" instead. If you were going to say a specific time, like 12:00, you'd say "What do you do at 12:00?" but for some odd reason we say "on the weekend" or "on Friday."
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? What did you do at the weekend?
A: @Proust: What did you do over the weekend?

Other questions about "Weekend"

Q: A.What are you doing on this weekend?

B. I congratulate my mother's birthday.

A. Wow. congratulations! When is your mother's birthday?

B. It is on Saturday. I am looking forward to eating pizza. does this sound natural?
A: A.What are you doing this weekend?

B. I will celebrate my mother's birthday.

A. Wow. Congratulations! When is your mother's birthday?

B. It is on Saturday. I am looking forward to eating pizza.
Q: Each weekend,we are eating a lunchbox. does this sound natural?
A: I'd say: 'We eat our lunch boxes every weekend'
Q: weekend is almost ending does this sound natural?
A: You should say the weekend is about to end. Or the weekend is almost over. It would sound a little more natural but most people would understand with the way you said it.
Q: How your weekend was? does this sound natural?
A: how was your weekend
Q: I've been studied for the whole weekend does this sound natural?
A: "I've been studied" means someone else has been studying you, for example looking at what you do, what you eat, how you have spent your time. I suspect you mean "I have been studying" meaning you have been doing the studying of a subject.

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