Quel jour sommes-nous?
Chapter 11 - Time and date
"What is today's date?" is said "Quel jour sommes-nous ?" .
Days of the week are the following. Note that monday is the first day of a French week (a week=une semaine):
|Days||Jours de la semaine|
In French, samedi and dimanche are called "le week-end" ! It is pronounced the same as in English.
Here are the names of the months in French:
A complete date is built on this model:
day day# month year
For example, when we wrote this page the date was:
mercredi 10 novembre 1999
A particular case occurs on the first day of the month. French write: "samedi 1er janvier 2000". "er" means "premier" (first).
To the question "Quel jour sommes-nous ?", we could have answered:
N.B.: Date is sometimes written DD/MM/YYYY. For example, November 2nd 1999 is written 02/11/1999 or 2/11/1999.