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In english there is a common expression that is "I did (something) as much as I would in (A period of time)". Generally in this pattern the period of time is a large period of time - and the expression is used to express a sense of being impressed. I'm trying to figure out if Chinese has an equivalent expression - or a similar way of expressing the meaning.

For example, how would I say "I laughed more today than I usually would in a week" Could I say: "今天我笑得比正常的一个礼拜多“

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You own answer is almost correct. I'd add one character to make sound more natural:
今天我笑得比正常的一个礼拜**还**多

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It should be:

我今天笑得比平时一个礼拜还多

I think 平时 is more proper than 正常, 平时 means normal times while 正常 simply means normal, in this situation, 平时 would be better.

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A more natural way may be: “我今天**一天**笑的比一个礼拜的还多“. "一天" is added after "今天", to compare with “一个礼拜", so it will be empathized. Similar to "as much as" in original sentence.

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You might not use English sentence construction in Chinese.

In Cantonese, I would say

平時成個禮拜笑,笑得都冇今日咁多。

Using more format construction

平日一周都有笑,然而今日笑得特別多。

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