March 20 was the first day of spring. So today, I’ll tell you about the seasons in French.
What Are The Names Of The 4 Seasons in French?
This free French lesson – like many on French Today’s blog – features audio recordings. Click on the link next to the headphones to hear the French pronunciation.
In + Season In French: Au / En ?
Although all the seasons are masculine in French, to translate “in+season’s name” in French, the preposition will change:
Why do we use “au + season” or “en + season”? Because of the vowel (or silent h, hence vowel) which starts “été, automne, hiver”. You will also have a strong liaison in French with the N of the “en”.
Examples of Sentences Using the Seasons in French
- Mardi, c’était le premier jour du printemps
Tuesday was the first day of spring.
- Quelle est votre saison préférée ?
What’s your favorite season?
- Ma saison préférée est l’été
My favorite season is summertime.
- Quel temps fait-il en France au printemps ?
What’s the weather like in France in the spring?
- En été, je nage souvent dans la mer.
In summer, I often swim in the sea.
- Mon chien adore se rouler dans les feuilles en automne.
My dog loves rolling in the leaves in the fall.
- En hiver, il neige rarement en Bretagne.
In winter, it seldom snows in Brittany.
Famous Saying About the Seasons in French.
In April, don’t take a thread off (= don’t take your clothes of because it could still be cold).
But in May, do whatever you’d like. (Dress light if you want because it should be warm enough)
And now for a fun practice, I invite you to listen to my recording and explanation of a French poem about Spring.