There's a structure that is commonly used in Spanish to express: within time of doing something.
How do we say in Spanish within time of doing something?
The following structure is used in Spanish to express within time of doing something:
Here are some examples:
Note that in Spanish the definite articles are used (el, la, los, las), while English either uses no article or the indefinite article (see the third example above "within a week/a la semana").
Also, if the time phrase is masculine singular, using "el", then "a" + "el" are contracted: "al" as usual (see last example above)
See also A tan solo + [length of time] + de for just [some time] before
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