Dates (Les Dates)

Days of the Week (Les Jours de la Semaine)

  • Monday is “lundi”.
  • Tuesday translates to “mardi”.
  • Wednesday is “mercredi”.
  • Thursday is referred to as “jeudi”.
  • Friday is “vendredi”.
  • Saturday is “samedi”.
  • Sunday is called “dimanche”.

Months of the Year (Les Mois de l’Année)

  • January is “janvier”.
  • February is “février”.
  • March is “mars”.
  • April is “avril”.
  • May is “mai”.
  • June is “juin”.
  • July is “juillet”.
  • August is “août”.
  • September is “septembre”.
  • October is “octobre”.
  • November is “novembre”.
  • December is “décembre”.

Asking the Date (Demander la Date)

  • To ask “What’s the date?” we say “Quelle est la date?”.
  • To answer, for the first of the month use “C’est le premier…” followed by the month, like “C’est le premier janvier” (It’s the 1st of January).
  • For the rest of the days, just use the cardinal number followed by the month like “C’est le deux mars” (It’s the 2nd of March).

Year (L’Année)

  • English year format, like “two thousand and twenty” is exactly the same in French, as in “deux mille vingt”.

Birthdays (Les Anniversaires)

  • You may want to say or ask about a Birthday, using “Mon anniversaire est le…” (My birthday is the…) or “Quelle est la date de ton anniversaire?” (What’s your birthday?).

Remember to practice these words and phrases regularly, ensuring you can pronounce them correctly and use them in full sentences. Revisit this list to revise the days, months, and numerical language notations of dates.