Days of the week in French?
If you’re learning the French language, it’s important to know how to say “days of the week” in French. Here are some days of the week in French that might come in handy.
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Do French Weeks start on Sunday or Monday?
In France, weeks begin on Mondays and end on Sundays. This is because in French culture, weekends are considered a part of the week. It’s common for people to refer to Saturday as “samedi,” which means Saturday.
How did the days of the week get their names in French?
The days of the week in French are called Lunes, Mardis, Jeudis, Vendredi and Samedi. This is a bit different from English where we have Monday through Friday. The word for Saturday in French is “Samedi” which means “Saturday” and Sunday is Dimanche which means “Sunday”. How did the names of these days come about? There were originally two words that became combined to create each day’s name: dies solis meaning sun day was used for Sunday because it was seen as a special day dedicated to worshiping God; dies lunae meaning moon’s day or lunar cycle was used for Monday because they believed that this new month would be determined by how many moons had been observed.
Why is there 7 days in a week?
The number of days in a week varies by culture. In Western countries, the most commonly used calendar has seven days per week. The reason for this is that there are 7 traditional celestial bodies or planets which were named after Roman gods and goddesses. Most other cultures have different numbers of days in their weeks, with some having 10 days, 12 days, 5-6 days, 9-10 day weeks etc. Some people believe that the English word “week” comes from an old Norse word meaning “to turn”. This would make sense as it takes 7 revolutions before returning to the same point again – just like how one week takes 7 turns around the sun to complete itself