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Kwiziq community member
3 March 2018
Vendredi and Le Vendredi
I'm having a problem understanding why "Pierre is taking the train on Friday" is wrong. I see the correct answer is "Pierrs takes the train on Fridays", but the "explain this" is not really explaining it for me as the only difference is the "le" vendredi. Can you explain why please when you get a chance.
Thanks a mil, Celine
This question relates to:French lesson "Using Le Présent where English uses Present Tense (current actions, habits and situations)"
5 March 2018
in French, the article in front of a weekday signifies that this happens all days, not just the one.
Samedi je joue aux cartes. -- Saturday I play cards.
Le samedi je joue aux cartes. -- SaturdayS I play cards.
-- Chris (not a native speaker).
Kwiziq language super star
29 June 2018
The difference between:
Pierre prend le train vendredi = Pierre is taking the train on Friday
(meaning this Friday)
Pierre prend le train le vendredi = Pierre takes the train on Fridays (meaning every Friday).
We use le + day of the week for something you do regularly on that day.
Hope this helps!
10 November 2018
Hello! Would that be correct? (meaning every Friday)
Pierre prend le train les vendredis.
28 November 2018
You would have to add 'tous' -
Pierre prend le train tous les vendredis.
Pierre prend le train le vendredi.
meaning the same thing.
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