Is "Nous sommes" before a date acceptable/required in some instances?

TerenceA1Kwiziq community member

Is "Nous sommes" before a date acceptable/required in some instances?

At the beginning of broadcasts, I've heard things like, "Bonne journée. Nous sommes le mercredi 24 janvier 2024. Commençons notre programme."

Is the "Nous sommes" used formally, or conversationally as well?" Would a teacher say "Nous sommes..." rather than "C'est..," for example? Or if a friend asked for the date, would it be odd to say, "Nous sommes le 24 janvier?

Asked 3 weeks ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Using nous sommes... is a bit more formal and elegant.

CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Terence,

Chris is correct! "Nous sommes ..." is a bit more formal.

You will hear: C'est le 5 mai, C'est vendredi, on est le 5 mai, on est vendredi, nous sommes le 5 mai, nous sommes vendredi

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

 

TerenceA1Kwiziq community member

All those examples are fantastic. Merci à vous deux!

Is "Nous sommes" before a date acceptable/required in some instances?

At the beginning of broadcasts, I've heard things like, "Bonne journée. Nous sommes le mercredi 24 janvier 2024. Commençons notre programme."

Is the "Nous sommes" used formally, or conversationally as well?" Would a teacher say "Nous sommes..." rather than "C'est..," for example? Or if a friend asked for the date, would it be odd to say, "Nous sommes le 24 janvier?

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