August – le août
There was a gust (August) of wind of about 100mph as the storm raged, but the captain didn’t give a hoot (août) about the weather and carried on regardless.
The way Mammoth Memory remembers August is to think of a gust of wind. See our Remembering Months section.
Please also note that the names of the months in French do NOT have a capital letter at the start, so it’s août, NOT Août.
The months of the year in French are all masculine, so it’s le janvier, le février, le mars, le avril, le mai, le juin, le juillet, l’août, le septembre, l’octobre, le novembre and le decembre.
Imagine the early learner with his calendar of the months of the year: