Basic - Days of the Week
In this section, you will learn how to say the days of the week in French.
Like in most countries, the work week lasts from Monday to Friday. All days of the week in French end in "-di" with the exception of Sunday. Unlike in English, French days of the week are not capitalized unless they are placed in the beginning of a sentence.
Monday - lundi (luhn-DEE) - Word comes from the root word for moon —“lune”.
Tuesday - mardi (mar-DEE) - “Mardi” in French is name for the Roman god Mars.
Wednesday - mercredi (mehr-kru-DEE) - Origin of this day is from ancient past. The Romans called it dies Mercuri, after their god Mercury.
Thursday - jeudi (juh-DEE) - The Romans named this day dies Jovis ("Jove's Day"), after Jove or Jupiter, their most important god.
Friday - vendredi (van-druh-DEE) - To the Romans this day was sacred to the goddess Venus, and was known as dies veneris.
Saturday - samedi (sahm-DEE) - The day in French (“samedi”) was named simply as it is the Jewish Sabbath- “sabado” deriving from the Old French meaning “Day of the Sabbath”.
Sunday - dimanche (dee-MAHNSH) - “Dimanche” is more closely translated as “Lord’s day”, meaning: God resting on the seventh “day” after creating the universe.
Subscribe to Youtube.com/dialect101com