Today we learned the days of the week, how to write the date, and looked at numbers up to 59.
Giving the date in French:
There are various things that are different about writing the date in French.
- First, days of the week and months are NOT capitalized in French.
- Second of all, the week begins on a Monday in France, not Sunday like in the United States.
- Third, and most important, the order of the words is different in French. In English, we say the month and then the date. We also attach 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th to the number. In French, you say the date first, and then the month. We also put "le" in front of the date, and do not attach anything to the number:
Example: le dix-huit novembre = November 18th.
Students learned how to write:
Today is Monday, November 18th. = Aujourd'hui est lundi, le dix-huit novembre.
The verb avoir = to have:
Students learned their first irregular verb. This verb does not follow the pattern of regular -er verbs that we learned last month. The verb "to have" is used a lot, and students will have to memorize it.
Avoir = to have
J'ai = I have Nous avons = We have
Tu as = you have Vous avez = You have
Il a = He has Ils ont = They have
Elle a = She has Elles ont = They have