Dates and Time
Is it important to know dates and time in the French language?
- Yes. It is important for you to be able to state dates and other calendar terms in French
- It will even become more important for you when making plans, appointments, and travel arrangements in French-speaking countries.
- Knowing how to say and understand dates, the days of the week, and the months of the year can help you to avoid confusion.
FIRST LET US START WITH DAYS OF THE WEEK
lundi (luhn-DEE) (Monday)
mardi (mahr-DEE) (Tuesday)
mercredi (mehr-kruh-DEE) (Wednesday)
jeudi (juh-DEE) (Thursday)
vendredi (vahn-druh-DEE) (Friday)
samedi (sahm-DEE) (Saturday)
dimanche (dee-MAHNSH) (Sunday)
Did you know that days of the week (les jours de la semaine) aren’t capitalised in French?
And let`s look at the months of the year now
janvier (zhahng-VYAY) (January)
février (fay-VRYAY) (February)
mars (mahrs) (March)
avril (ah-VREEL) (April)
mai (meh) (May)
juin (zhwang) (June)
juillet (zhwee-YAY) (July)
août (oot) (August)
septembre (set-TAHMBR) (September)
octobre (ock-TOHBR) (October)
novembre (noh-VAHMBR) (November)
décembre (day-SAHMBR) (December)
Did you notice?
Like the days of the week, the months of the year (les mois de l’année) aren’t capitalized in French.