Learn Months of the Year & Days of the Week in French

Parlez-vous français? If you're learning to speak French, you'll need to know some basic French vocabulary. Keep reading to learn how to say the months of the year in French, as well as the days of the week in French. Amusez vous bien!

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Months of the Year in French

When you are speaking French, it's helpful to know how to say today's date. You should also know to say the rest of the months in French. After all, how else will you be able to make future plans with your new French friends?

Here are the 12 months of the year in English and French, along with their French pronunciations.

Month in EnglishMonth in FrenchPronunciation
Januaryjanvierzhahn-vee-ay
Februaryfévrierfay-vree-yay
Marchmarsmahrs
Aprilavrilah-vreel
Maymaimay
Junejuinzheh-wen
Julyjuilletzheh-wee-ay
Augustaoûtah-oot
Septemberseptembresep-tom-br
Octoberoctobreoc-toh-br
Novembernovembreno-vom-br
Decemberdécembredey-sem-br

You'll find these months of the year in more places than the calendar. As you learn more French words, you'll find that talking about the months of the year is more common than it seems!

Talking About the Months of the Year in French

Now that you know how to say the months of the year, you can learn how to put them into sentences. Read these examples of common French phrases that include important date words.

  • Quelle est la date aujourd'hui? (What is today's date?)
    C'est aujourd'hui le 25 mars. (Today is March 25th.)
  • Quel est votre mois préféré? (What is your favorite month?)
    Janvier est mon mois préféré. (January is my favorite month.)
  • Quel jour es-tu né? (What date were you born?)
    Je suis né le 11 juin.
    (I was born on June 11th.)
  • C'est quand votre anniversaire? (When is your birthday?)
    Mon anniversaire est le 4 octobre.
    (My birthday is October 4th.)
  • Est-ce qu'il fait froid en décembre? (Is it cold in December?)
    Oui, il fait froid en décembre. (Yes, it is cold in December.)

Note that the French language puts the day of the month before the month itself (for example, 15 juillet for July 15th). It also does not capitalize the months of the year as English does.

Days of the Week in French

Quel jour sommes-nous? (What day is it?) Soon you'll be able to answer this question with the proper vocabulary — and pronunciation! Check out the seven days of the week in French.

Day in English

Day in FrenchPronunciation
Mondaylundiloon-dee
Tuesdaymardimahr-dee
Wednesdaymercredimare-crer-dee
Thursdayjeudizhoo-dee
Fridayvendredivahn-drer-dee
Saturdaysamedisam-dee
Sundaydimanchedee-mon-sh

Practice saying these words with your French pronunciation to get them just right. Pretty soon, you'll be able to say any date of the year!

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Using the Days of the Week in French Sentences

How do you use the days of the week in French? Take a look at these example sentences and try to work them into your next French conversation.

  • Quel jour sommes-nous aujourd'hui? (What day is today?)
    Aujourd'hui, nous sommes vendredi.
    (Today is Friday.)
  • C'est quel jour demain? (What day is tomorrow?)
    Demain c'est samedi. (Tomorrow is Saturday.)
  • Quel jour étions-nous hier? (What day was yesterday?)
    Hier était jeudi.
    (Yesterday was Thursday.)
  • Quel jour arrivez-vous? (What date are you arriving?)
    J'arrive le lundi 1 juin.
    (I'm arriving on Monday, June 1st.)
  • Quel jour partez-vous? (What day are you leaving?)
    Je pars le mercredi 3 juin.
    (I'm leaving on Wednesday, June 3rd.)

Now you know how to say the date in French, no matter what day of the week or month of the year it is! Practice these important words and consult your French calendar when it's time to make plans.

Learning the Beauty of French

Learning French is an incredibly rewarding experience. Not only will you be able to have conversations in some of the most amazing places on Earth, but you'll also be able to speak one of the most beautiful languages in the world. Keep the lessons going with the 60 loveliest French words. Or, if you're still interested in learning about the date, check out these tips for writing the date in Spanish.