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Lesson 8: Dates

The days of the week.

French Vocabulary • Dates
The Days of the Week. Les jours de la semaine.
#FrenchPronunciationEnglishOrigin
1lundiluhndeeMondayMoon
2mardimahrdeeTuesdayMars
3mercredimaircruhdeeWednesdayMercury
4jeudijuhdeeThursdayJupiter
5vendredivahndruhdeeFridayVenus
6samedisahmdeeSaturdaySaturn
7dimanchedeemahnshSundayDies Domini

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Notes:

  • What day is it today? is equivalent to Quel jour sommes-nous aujourd’hui?, Quel jour est-on aujourd’hui? or On est quel jour aujourd’hui? (last one is less formal but more common)
  • Quel jour sommes-nous aujourd’hui? can be answered with Aujourd’hui c’est…, C’est… or Nous sommes … / On est…
  • Nous sommes… is not used with hier, aujourd’hui, or demain. C’était (past) or C’est (present/future) must be used accordingly.
  • The days of the week are not capitalized in French.
French Vocabulary • Dates
Asking For The Day Demander le jour
1aAujourd’hui on est quel jour ?Today is what day?ojzoordwee on ay kell jzoor
1bAujourd’hui on est [jour].Today is [day].
2aDemain c’est quel jour ?Tomorrow is what day?Duhman on ay kell jzoor
2bDemain c’est [jour].Tomorrow is [day].

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French Vocabulary • Dates
Relative Days Les jours relatifs
avant-hierthe day before yesterday
hieryesterday
aujourd’huitoday
ce soirtonight
demaintomorrow
après-demainthe day after tomorrow

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The months of the year

French Vocabulary • Dates
The Months of the Year Les mois de l’année
#FrenchPronouncedEnglish
01janvierjzahnvyayJanuary
02févrierfayvryayFebruary
03marsmahrseMarch
04avrilahvrillApril
05maimayeMay
06juinjzwanJune
07juilletjzuyayJuly
08aoûtoot/ooAugust
09septembreseptahmbruhSeptember
10octobreoktuhbrOctober
11novembrenovahmbrNovember
12décembredaysahmbrDecembe

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The months of the year are not capitalized in French.

    French Vocabulary • Dates
    Asking For The Date Demander la date
    Quelle est la date
    (d’aujourd’hui) ?
    What is the date
    (today)?
    kell ay lah daht
    C’est le [#] [month].It’s [month] [#].say leuh…

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    Seasons

    French Vocabulary • Dates
    Seasons Les Saisons
    la saisonseason
    le printempsSpring
    l’été (m)Summer
    l’automne (m)Autumn
    l’hiver (m)Winter

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