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Names of 7 Days of Week in French and English

I live in India, and I speak Hindi, Punjabi and English very well. I have also been learning some more languages.

This article will provide information about the names of all the 7 days of the week in French language.

This article will provide information about the names of all the 7 days of the week in French language.

The days of the week are of great importance in our lives. They put together a calendar for every aspect of our lives.

In this article, we will discuss the names of different days of the week in the French language. The French names of days have been provided alongside their English translations in a list to help readers learn them.

Names of the days of week in French and English

Day Name in EnglishDay Name in French

Sunday

Dimanche

Monday

Lundi

Tuesday

Mardi

Wednesday

Mercredi

Thursday

Jeudi

Friday

Vendredi

Saturday

Samedi

Sunday

The French name for Sunday is dimanche.

Pronunciation of the word "Sunday" in French!!!

Etymology

The word "Dimanche" is derived from the Latin term "Dies Dominica" which means "day of lord" in English.

Monday

The French noun for Monday is lundi.

Pronunciation of the word "Monday" in French!!!

Etymology

The French name of Monday "Lundi" is derived from the French word "la lune" which means "the moon" in English.

Tuesday

The name for Tuesday in the French language is mardi.

Pronunciation of the word "Tuesday" in French!!!

Etymology

The word "Mardi" comes from Latin term "Martis diēs" which means "The Mars day".

Wednesday

The word for Wednesday in the French language is mercredi.

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Pronunciation of the word "Wednesday" in French!!!

Etymology

The French name for Wednesday which is "Mercredi" is ascribed with regard to the Roman god Mercury.

Thursday

The French name for Thursday is jeudi.

Pronunciation of the word "Thursday" in French!!!

Etymology

The etymology behind the word "Jeudi" is "the day of Jupiter".

Friday

The French translation of the word Friday is vendredi.

Pronunciation of the word "Friday" in French!!!

Etymology

Vendredi is derived from the Latin term "Veneris diēs" which means "day of Venus" in English.

Saturday

The word for Saturday in the French language is samedi.

Pronunciation of the word "Saturday" in French!!!

Etymology

The etymology behind the word "Samedi" is linked to the Sabbath day (the day that God rested after the creation of the world)

It's quiz time now!

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. What is the French word for Sunday?
    • Dimanche
    • Lundi
  2. What is the word for Thursday in the French language?
    • Mercredi
    • Jeudi
  3. How would you refer to Friday in the French language?
    • Vendredi
    • Samedi

Answer Key

  1. Dimanche
  2. Jeudi
  3. Vendredi

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Sourav Rana

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