à cheval sur juillet et août

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by Anticlée, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. Anticlée

    Anticlée Senior Member

    Reims
    French
    How could I say in English "mes vacances sont à cheval sur juillet et août"? It means that part of my holiday is in July and part of it is in August.
    My holidays are astride July and August?
    My holidays overlap July and August?
    Thank you for your help
     
  2. bh7 Senior Member

    Limestone City
    Canada; English
    I'd say: My holidays are in July and August or in July/August, or more formally: ... start in July and end in August / run from July into August.
     
  3. guillaumedemanzac

    guillaumedemanzac Senior Member

    Aquitaine
    English - Southern England Home Counties
    I have my holidays bridging July and August. ... but there is no good phrase for "à cheval" - bridging/ crossing over/astride are all possible - bh7 has chosen to explain "à cheval" in English so maybe that is the best way out of this problem!;) - it's common in French because the two holidays are fixed by Bastille Day and Assumption - 14 July to 15 August - traditionally the holiday period in summer, bridging across between July and August.
     
  4. Hildy1 Senior Member

    English - US and Canada
    You could say "late July to early August".
     
  5. Kelly B

    Kelly B Senior Member

    USA English
    You can use to straddle this way, and the image is the same as in French, but I'm not sure it's a great choice for this sort of context.
    More typical example
     
  6. SwissPete

    SwissPete Senior Member

    94044 USA
    Français (CH), AE (California)
    My holidays span the end of July and the beginning of August.

    But I like bh7's idea better.
     
  7. Anticlée

    Anticlée Senior Member

    Reims
    French
    thank you all!
     

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