Useful French Phrases | Essential Words

French Calendar - Le Calendrier

Learn this French calendar so you'll know the day of the week and month in French.

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les jours de la semaine  days of the week   les mois de l'année  months of the year
lundi Monday janvier January
mardi Tuesday février February
mercredi Wednesday mars March
jeudi Thursday avril April
vendredi Friday mai May
samedi Saturday juin June
dimanche Sunday juillet July
    août August
les saisons seasons septembre September
printemps spring octobre October
été summer novembre November
automne autumn/fall décembre December
hiver winter




  • b = [β] between vowels, [b] elsewhere
  • c = [θ] before i or e, [k] elsewhere
  • d = [ð] between and before vowels, [d] elsewhere
  • g = [x] before i or e, [g] or [ɣ] elsewhere
  • gu = [g] before i or e, [gw] elsewhere
  • gü only appears before i or e
  • l = [ʎ] in careful delivery and in formal situations
  • n = [ŋ] before g, e.g. tengo (I have), [n] elsewhere
  • r = [ɾ] between vowels, [r] elsewhere
  • w = [w/β] - only appears in words
oui Yes
non No
si yes (in reponse to a negative)
d'accord OK
et / ou and / or
qui who
quoi what
quand when
pourquoi why
comment how
eau water (sounds like "oh")
Parlez-vous anglais ? Do you speak English?
Que veut-dire ___ ? What does ___ mean?
Je ne comprends pas I don't understand.
Je ne sais pas I don't know
Quand est ton anniversaire?
Mon anniversaire est le premier novembre.
When is your birthday?
My birthday is in November
A demain See you tomorrow
Je suis désolé(e) I'm sorry
Ça va ? How are you
Ça va. I'm fine.
Comment vous appelez-vous ? What's your name? (formal)
Je m'appelle... My name is...
Enchanté(e) Nice to meet you
Vous êtes d'où ? Where are you from? (formal)
Quel âge avez-vous ? How old are you? (formal)
J'ai ____ ans I am ____ years old
Pouvez-vous m'aider ? Can you help me? (formal)
Où sont ... ? Where are ... ?
Où est ...? Where is ... ?
J'ai faime I'm hungry
J'ai soif I'm thirsty

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