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nous sommes lundi

"nous sommes lundi"
although it is / today is Monday, why "nous sommes" is used in this sentence?
isn't it "We are Monday" ?

For learning: French
Base language: English
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    In french, we use a lot of expressions that cannot be literally translated to English. For example, we say- je m'appelle i.e. I call myself. However, in English we do not use the same phrase for telling our names.

     

    Hello !

    "Nous sommes lundi"

    Yes, this sentence means "Today is Monday", though word for word the translation is : "We are Monday" !
    This expression is widely used in other syntactic forms also :

    "Quel jour sommes-nous aujourd'hui ?"
    "Nous ne sommes pas mardi aujourd'hui !"

    Cordialement.

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