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months of the year in English and in French

The months of the year in English and in French

by | 7 Apr 2018 | English-French Vocabulary


If you are starting to learn a language, English or French, maybe you have already learnt the 7 days of the week and the 4 seasons. You also need to know the 12 months of the year.

Good to know: in English you need to capitalize the names of the months, but not in French.


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


In English, the months of the year are introduced by the preposition “in” when you want to say when something happens. For example, you can say:

  • Summer begins in June.


In French, to say which month something takes place or happens, you can introduce the month with the preposition “en”, or say “au mois de ”:

  • L’été commence en juin.
  • L’été commence au mois de juin.


Note the word “mois” is a masculine noun: le mois


Here is a set of flashcards for you to learn and practice!


There you are! You now know the twelve months of the year. Congratulations! 🙂


Click here if you want to review the days of the week and here if you want to learn the names of the seasons in English and/or French.


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