When to use le in front of days of the week?

NicoleA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

When to use le in front of days of the week?

Bonjour!!

I had these two sentences in a work book and one of them doesn't use le in front of the day of the week, why is that?


Vas- tu au cinema dimanche?

Are you going to the movies on Sunday?


il va à la bibliothéque le samedi

He goes to the library on Saturday. 


Merci

Nicole

Asked 5 months ago
CaryC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributorCorrect answer

Bonjour Nicole,

You use the day of the week without an article if you are talking about a one-time event. 

Are you going to the library Sunday?  means only this Sunday.

    =   Tu vas à la bibliothèque dimanche?

For something that is repeated each week on a certain day, use the article before the day. 

My grand-daughter goes to chemistry lab on Thursday. (every Thursday.) = 

Ma petite-fille va au laboratoire de chimie le jeudi.

NicoleA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thank you I understand now 

When to use le in front of days of the week?

Bonjour!!

I had these two sentences in a work book and one of them doesn't use le in front of the day of the week, why is that?


Vas- tu au cinema dimanche?

Are you going to the movies on Sunday?


il va à la bibliothéque le samedi

He goes to the library on Saturday. 


Merci

Nicole

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