Learning French Journal #3 Dates

Hi everyone! I've been trying to teach myself French for a while and I thought it would be fun to create some blog posts as I go along to help myself study so I will be doing regular posts on French. In my last post I discussed numbers. In this post I will be looking at dates. Please note this is not a study guide, if I make any mistakes please let me know!

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Days of the week:

Monday- lundi (luhN-dee)
Tuesday- mardi (mahr-dee)
Wednesday- mercredi (mehr-kruh-dee)
Thursday- jeudi (zhuh-dee)
Friday- vendredi (vahN-druh-dee)
Saturday- samedi (sahm-dee)
Sunday- dimanche (dee-mahNsh)

Months of the year:

January- Janvier (zhahN-vyey)
February- Février (fey-vryey)
March- Mars (mahrs)
April- Avril (ah-vreel)
May- Mai (mey)
June- Juin (zhwan)
July- Juillet (zhwee-yeh)
August- Août (ooht)
September- Septembre (sehp-tahN-bruh)
October- Octobre (ohk-tuhh-bruh)
November- Novembre (noh-vahN-bruh)
December- Décembre (dey-sahN-bruh)

  • Days of the week do not have a capital letter in French 
  • In French, a week is counted as 8 days (Monday to Monday). A week is called huit jours (wee zhoor).
  • Two weeks runs from Monday to Monday to Monday, it is counted as 15 days. Two weeks is quinze jours (kanZ zhoor). 
  • If you are talking about one specific day, no article is needed but if you are saying about something that happens regularly on a day of the week, add le (luh) before the day. 
  • If you are talking about one specific month you place en (ahN) before the month e.g. when talking about your birthday.
  • For saying a specific date you use Le + number + month + year. If it is the first of the month you use premier (first) instead on un.
Seasons:

Spring- Le printemps (luh praN-tahn)
Summer- L'été (ley-tey)
Autumn- L'automne (loh-tuhhn)
Winter- L'hiver (lee-vehr)

  • To say in Spring, it is au printemps (oh praN-tahN) but for the other seasons it is en e.g. en été.

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2 comments:

  1. Such a good way of learning and keeping up with French! By the way, you have missed the second 'r' out of mercredi

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    1. Thank you and thank you for letting me know, I will update it now!

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