What does “Nous sommes le combien aujourd'hui ?” (formal) and “On est le combien aujourd'hui ?” (informal) mean?


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That means Quel quantième du mois sommes nous ?, i.e.

Which day of the month is it today?

Today's answer would be le vingt-deux (the twenty-two.)

  • Je viens d'apprendre le mot "quantième" Commented Apr 23, 2018 at 7:24
  • @TeleportingGoat En français relâché, on dit aussi le combientième du mois.
    – jlliagre
    Commented Apr 23, 2018 at 9:17

They mean: 'what date is it today?'

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