French Weeks and Months

 

This lesson is all about learning French Weeks and MonthsIn French, time is divided into days, weeks, months and years. As much as the aforementioned time units are also employed in other languages around the world for the very same purpose, it is important to clarify that, in French, days and months are not written with capital letters (as opposed to the general rule that requires them to be capitalized in English). Another thing to keep in mind is that Mondays (and not Sundays) count as the first days of the week for the French. Similar to English, articles are not required in French when referring to the days of the week, though, unless a recurrent situation is implied, in which case, the article “le” is put in front of the unaltered (not pluralized) name of the day (e.g. “I study French on Mondays and on Wednesdays”: “J'étudie français le lundi et le mercredi”). Finally, the year in France starts with winter (“hiver”), which goes from December 21st to March 21st; followed by spring (“prinptemps”), comprising the period between March 21st and June 21st); followed by the summer (“été”), which stretches from June 21st to September 21st; and finishing with autumn (“automne”), from September 21st to December 21st.

 

ENGLISH

FRENCH

The days of the week

Les jours de la semaine

Monday

Lundi

Tuesday

Mardi

Wednesday

Mercredi

Thursday

Jeudi

Friday

Vendredi

Saturday

Samedi

Sunday

Dimanche

Every Monday…

Tous les lundis…

The months of the year

Les moin de l’année

January

Janvier

February

Février

March

Mars

April

Avril

May

Mai

June

Juin

July

Juillet

August

Août

September

Septembre

October

Octobre

November

Novembre

December

Décembre

What is the date today?

Quelle est la date aujourd'hui ?

It is the first day of January

C'est le premier janvier

It’s July 27th, 2012

C'est le 27 juillet 2012

In the summer…

En été…

In the fall…

En automne…

In the winter…

En hiver…

In the spring…

Au printemps…

What season is it?

Quelle saison est-ce?


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