Evitando as Brasileiradas
Na semana passada, fui a Vegas.
Speaking of the past:
A very common "brasileirada" people make is to say, "In the last week," or "In the next week," when they are trying to say: "Na semana passada", ou "Na semana que vem".
Never use prepositions or articles when speaking about periods of time with "next" and "last."
Look at these examples:
- I finished high school last year (Terminei o colegial no ano passado).
- I am going to college next year (vou fazer faculdade no ano que vem).
However, there are some exceptions:
- In the last week of May (Na última semana de maio).
- In the first month of the year (No primeiro mês do ano).