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One nights before = last night.

What is common word for 2, 3, or 4 nights before?

What about 1, 2, or 3 nights after tonight?

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  • "the night before last" is two nights ago. Beyond that you could use "a few nights ago", but if you need to be specific use the number. – user3169 Apr 8 '17 at 23:22
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Typically use phrases to describe when a night or day occurs relative to the current one. I think I can see that you already know a few of them.

Common ones for nights before:

  • Two nights past, I ate cereal... (two nights before tonight)
  • A few nights ago, I ate cereal... (three nights before tonight)
  • It's been four nights since I ate cereal... (four nights before tonight)

Common ones for nights after:

  • Tomorrow night, I will eat cereal... (one night after tonight)
  • Night after next, I will eat cereal... (two nights after tonight)
  • A few nights from now, I will eat cereal... (three nights after tonight)
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  • In Persian we have phrases up to 4 nights past. Dishab, Parishab, Pasparishab, Pasan pas parishab. – Ahmad Apr 8 '17 at 15:25

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