20.3 Days of the week

Days of the week are masculine (le lundi, le mardi etc. )

  The seven days of the week

lundi Monday
mardi Tuesday
mercredi Wednesday
jeudi Thursday
vendredi Friday
samedi Saturday
dimanche Sunday

Often we use also the weekday to tell the date:


He arrives on Sunday May 1, 2004.
She stays until Monday June 3, 2005.

In French there is no preposition before the weekday:


Les personnes qui ne se sont pas encore inscrites peuvent toujours le faire jusqu’au jeudi 2 octobre 2003.
= The persons who have not yet subscribed can do this until Thursday, October 2, 2003.

Les examens auront lieu à partir de lundi prochain, le 31 mars, jusqu’au jeudi 2 avril.
= The exam will take place starting next Monday, March 31 and last until Wednesday, April 2.
Le football français est en trève à partir du jeudi 2 janvier.
= The French soccer is on holidays starting Thursday, January 2.
Du mardi 17 octobre au jeudi 2 novembre 2000, des œuvres d’art seront présentées à la «maison des cultures».
= Starting Tuesday, October 17, 2000 until Thursday, November 2 arts and crafts are exhibited in the "houses of cultures".

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