Date and Time - French Vocabulary


In this lesson you'll learn some common French words and phrases related to dates and times. This lesson contains the words for days of the week, months, seasons, and general expressions of time. You'll also learn some French phrases related to time. This lesson includes online flashcards and a quiz to help you improve your French vocabulary.


Days of the Week

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



janvier January
février February
mars March
avril April
mai May
juin June
juillet July
août August
septembre September
octobre October
novembre November
décembre December


le printemps the spring
l'été the summer
l'hiver the winter
l'automne the fall, autumn

Expressions of Time

la seconde the second
la minute the minute
la heure the hour
le jour the day
la semaine the week
le mois the month
l'année the year
hier soir last night
la semaine dernière last week
le mois dernier last month
hier yesterday
aujourd'hui today
par jour per day
par semaine per week
par mois per month
la semaine prochaine next week
le mois prochain next month
l'année prochaine next year
dans la matinée in the morning
demain matin tomorrow morning
ce soir tonight
demain soir tomorrow night
dans la nuit at night
cet après-midi this afternoon
dans l'après-midi in the afternoon


Listen to how the following sentences are pronounced and practice speaking them.

Listen Quelle heure est-il? What time is it?
Listen Il est une heure. It's 1:00.
Listen Il est cinq heures dix. It's ten past 5.
Listen Il est cinq heures et demie. It's 5:30.
Listen À quelle heure vas tu au travail? What time do you go to work?
Listen À cinq heures. At 5:00.
Listen Il est deux heures moins vingt. It's 1:40.
Listen Le magasin ouvre à sept heures du matin. The store opens at seven in the morning.
Listen Quelle est la date? What's the date?
Listen le vingt mai. May twentieth.
Listen J'y arriverai bientôt. I'll be there soon.
Sound Tu es en retard. You're late.
Sound Tu es en avance. You're early.
Sound Il se fait tard. It's getting late.


Here are some flashcards to help you learn the French words and phrases for dates and times.


Take the online quiz to see how well you know the French words and phrases for dates and times.