Dates in French - La Date
Talking about the date in French is a little bit tricky. There are two things to keep in mind: the definite article must be used and the number always precedes the month.
To ask What's the date? say Quelle est la date ?
Use the following construction to respond:
On the first day of the month, you have to use the word premier (first) or 1e (1st) rather than just the number:
To write the short form of the date, it is essential to remember that the date goes first, and then the month. This can be very confusing for English speakers!
If you want to answer with the day of the week, use the following construction:
To ask What day (of the week) is it? say Quel jour sommes-nous ? or Quel jour est-il ?
To answer, simply use one of the three beginnings listed above + the day of the week.