the big day – French expression
le jour J – the day J. J stands for Jour, very much like D stands for Day in the English expression D-Day. Le Jour J, in everyday French, means ‘the days one had been waiting for a long time’, ‘the scheduled day’, or ‘the big day’.
D-Day is also used in a historical context, to talk about D-Day, the Day the Allied landed in Normandy.
Similar to le Jour J, you’ll hear l’heure H and l’Instant T, although ‘instant’ doesn’t start with T 🙂
- « Le Jour J, les Français ont voté pour un président très européen. »
- “On the big day, the French voted for very pro-Europe president.”
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