What are the days of the week in French? La semaine des Canards is a delightful French children’s song that effortlessly teaches your French learners the days of the week in French.
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In French, une semaine refers to a week.
The days of the week in French are: lundi (Monday), mardi (Tuesday), mercredi (Wednesday), jeudi (Thursday), vendredi (Friday), samedi (Saturday), and dimanche (Sunday).
Note that in French, the first letter of the days of the week isn’t capitalized like it is in English.
French lyrics and English translation of La semaine des canards
Les canards vont à la mare, mare, mare
Ils s’en vont jusqu’à la mer, mer, mer
Ils organisent un grand jeu, jeu, jeu
Ils se promènent dans le vent, vent, vent
Ils se dandinent comme ça, ça, ça
Ils se lavent à ce qu’on dit, dit, dit
Ils se reposent et voient la vie en rose
La semaine recommencera demain, coin, coin
The ducks go to the pond, pond, pond
They go to the sea, sea, sea
They’re having a big game, game, game
They walk in the wind, wind, wind
They waddle like this, this, this
They wash that’s what they say, say, say
They rest and see life in rose coloured glasses
The week will start again tomorrow, quack, quack
Video of the French kids’ song on YouTube:
If you want to learn more about teaching kids about ducks in French, you may find the following blog post helpful.
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