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Days of the Week in French

This lesson will teach you how to say the days of the week in French (Les Jours de la Semaine). All days of the week in French end in "-di" with the exception of Sunday. And you will find it easy to remember their gender because they are all masculine. Unlike in English, French days of the week are not capitalized unless they are placed in the beginning of a sentence. It's also worthwhile to mention that French calendars normally start on Monday rather than Sunday.

Audio French word English translation Pronunciation

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lundi Monday luh(n)-dee

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mardi Tuesday mahr-dee

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mercredi Wednesday mehr-kruh-dee

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jeudi Thursday zhuh-dee

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vendredi Friday vah(n)-druh-dee

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samedi Saturday sahm-dee

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dimanche Sunday dee-mah(n)sh

*French pronunciation of days of the week by Labé. French standard accent, west of France. Audio recording distributed under CC-SA-3.0 If you want to know what day is today, the following phrase will be helpful: Quel jour est-ce aujourd'hui? What day is it today? [kehl zhoor ehs oh-zhoor-dwee] In order to say that something happened "on" a certain day in French, you need to use the indefinite article "le" (masculine) in front of the day of the week. For example: Le vendredi, je m'amuse. On Fridays, I have fun. Le mercredi je cuisine. On Wednesday, I cook.

More French Words for Scheduling and Planning

Below you will find several more French words and phrases that will help you to talk about schedules and calendar events in French.

French word English translation Pronunciation
fin de semaine weekend fin deh suh-mehn
jour de congé day off
jour de travail working day
demain tomorrow duh-ma(n)
aujourd'hui today oh-zhoor-dwee
hier yesterday yehr
cette semaine this week seht suh-mehn
la semaine prochaine next week lah suh-mehn proh-shehn
la semaine dernière last week lah suh-mehn dehr-nyah
un jour a day uh(n) zhoor
une semaine a week ewn suh-mehn
un mois a month uh(n) mwah
un an a year uh(n) nah(n)

Review the French Days of the Week

Watch the video below to review the French days of the week. Repeating new words once again will help you memorize the new French vocabulary for good.