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How to Say the Days and Months in French - FrenchMaestro
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How to Say the Days and Months in French

How to Say the Days and Months in French Like a Native

Maybe you are planning to stay in a country where the most spoken language is French or you just want to learn how to write and speak this language. If you are a beginner, you can begin by learning how to write and say the days and months in French.

One thing that you should keep in mind is that the days and months in this language don’t start with a capital letter. Here’s how to write and say the days and months in French.

The days of the week in French

  • Monday - lundi - /lɛ̃di/
  • Tuesday - mardi - /maʁdi/
  • Wednesday - mercredi - /mɛʁkʁədi/
  • Thursday - jeudi - /ʒødi/
  • Friday - vendredi - /vɑ̃dʁədi/
  • Saturday - samedi - /samdi/ 
  • Sunday - dimanche - /dimɑ̃ʃ/

Note that the French week begins on Monday instead of Sunday.

The months in French

· January - janvier

· February - février

· March - mars

· April - avril

· May - mai

· June - juin

· July - juillet

· August - août

· September - septembre

· October - octobre

· November - novembre

· December - décembre

There are French prepositions that are commonly used with months : 

  • If you want to say something has been occurring since a particular month, you should use the preposition “depuis” => Elle est partie depuis le 23 juin.
  • If you want to say something that is going to take place in a particular month, the preposition “en” should be used => J'ai commencé ce nouveau poste en avril.

You can use a French calendar to recall these words more easily. Remember that practice makes perfect. Note how the words are pronounced and practice saying them out loud.

How to Improve Your French Pronunciation

French pronunciation is not easy with all the multiple sounds for one letter, different variations to the typical phonetic rules and silent letters. Some letters have two or more sounds and some combinations of letters sound different when pronounced. There are certain French phonetic symbols and accents that should be kept in mind as well.

You can improve your French pronunciation by listening to everything in French. Always remember that the more you listen to and familiarize your tongue with the French language, the more natural and better you will sound when you read or speak.

You should also practice speaking the words aloud. Repeat sentences, verbal forms and lessons to improve your pronunciation. You could try recording yourself while saying the words out loud to hear your actual French pronunciation. This is a good way to know if you’re actually getting the pronunciation right. Recording yourself will also make it easier for you to point out and correct your mistakes. You can take advantage of online pronunciation tools and listen to the right pronunciation of words.

Learning French may not be easy, but it is not completely impossible. There are lessons that will teach you how to write and say the days and months in French, the most common French words and phrases and more.

French Maestro provides French lessons for all levels. Learn how to properly write and say French words and phrases through professionally recorded video and audios. With French Maestro, you will get the perfect French pronunciation within 6 weeks!

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About the Author yannick

Born in Paris where he has spent more than 30 years, Yannick is a French native speaker now based in Ireland. His interest in learning foreign languages comes from his Italian grand-father, his Spanish wife and his Japanese sister-in-law. Teaching French has been a passion since his early twenties when he spent countless hours exchanging with international students.

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