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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.

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

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