samedi vs le samedi

AnnC1

samedi vs le samedi

Isn't the sentence ---c'est le début de Hanoucca a general statement and should take Le samedi?
Asked 2 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super starCorrect answer
Bonjour Ann !

You will use le samedi to express on Saturdays - every Saturday.

In the case of Hanoucca and similar celebrations always starting on "a Saturday", you can also use un samedi.
Hanoucca commence toujours un samedi.

But when the sentence simply refers to a one-time event:
On (this) Saturday, we played football.
Samedi, on a joué au foot.

Here's a link to our related lesson:
Using le with days of the week + weekend">Using le with days of the week + weekend">Using le with days of the week + weekend">Using le with days of the week + weekend

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !
RonC1
Le samedi is used for recurring events that happen on Saturday, i.e. Le samedi je joue le foot, le dimanche je vais à l'église.
AnnC1
So Hanoucca doesn't always begin on a Saturday?

samedi vs le samedi

Isn't the sentence ---c'est le début de Hanoucca a general statement and should take Le samedi?

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