quinze jours

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Literally fifteen days. Possibly originally a Celtic concept; compare the etymologies of Welsh pythefnos (literally fifteen nights) and Irish coicís (literally fifteen).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kɛ̃z ʒuʁ/, /kɛ̃ʒ‿.ʒuʁ/

NounEdit

quinze jours m pl (plural only)

  1. a fortnight, a period of two weeks, of fourteen days (exactly or approximately)
    dans quinze joursin two weeks
    tous les quinze joursonce a fortnight; fortnightly
    Ça fait quinze jours que je ne l'ai pas vu.It's been two weeks since I last saw him.