French days and months

The French months are easy to remember because they all sound similar to their English versions. 

French Pronunciation Month
janvier jahn-veeay January
février fay-vreeay February
mars mahrs March
avril ah-vreel April
mai may May
juin jwehn June
juillet jwee-ay July
aoà»t ah-oot August
septembre sep-tahm-br September
octobre oc-toe-br October
novembre no-vehm-br November
décembre day-sehm-br December

The French days are harder to remember. Samedi has some similarity in sound to Saturday, and lundi is easy to connect to Monday when we remember that moon is the basis of Monday and that lune, being related to the English word lunar, is the root of lundi. All the others just have to be memorized.

French Pronunciation Day
lundi luhn-dee Monday
mardi mahr-dee Tuesday
mercredi mehr-cruh-dee Wednesday
jeudi juh-dee Thursday
vendredi vahn-druh-dee Friday
samedi sahm-dee Saturday
dimanche dee-mansh Sunday

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