I don't understand how you can distinguish eg Friday from Fridays.

KezA2Kwiziq community member

I don't understand how you can distinguish eg Friday from Fridays.

I don't understand how you can distinguish eg 'Monday' from 'Mondays'. In the examples, there is a 'le' for both:

Le lundi est mon jour préféré - Monday is my favourite day

Je déteste le vendredi - i hate fridays

Asked 1 year ago
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Kez !

The issue in these two cases is whether "Monday/Fridays" are meant to refer to one single occurrence or in general.

When you say "Monday is my favourite day", you don't mean one specific Monday, but Mondays in general : in English, you could also say: "Mondays are my favourite".
It's that encompassing meaning which justifies the use of "le".

I hope that's helpful!
Bonne journée !

I don't understand how you can distinguish eg Friday from Fridays.

I don't understand how you can distinguish eg 'Monday' from 'Mondays'. In the examples, there is a 'le' for both:

Le lundi est mon jour préféré - Monday is my favourite day

Je déteste le vendredi - i hate fridays

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