What do you call it in English?

In Japan, when a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is treated as a holiday. Many workers and students will have three days off from Saturday through Monday.

Now. When a weekend is extended to include Monday like this, what do you call it in English? The answer is a “long weekend“. You can also call it a “three-day weekend”.

Now. Let’s look at this question: What do you call it in English? This question is used when you want to know how to say something in English. For example, what do you call it in English when you take a picture of yourself with a smartphone? What do you call the red thing on a rooster’s head? What do you call a person who studies weather?

It’s certainly a useful question, especially if you’re learning English.

NOTE: The original story was first published in January 2017.

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