January was bleak

la_cigale_et_la_fourmi

Senior Member
English
Hi, I'm trying to translate the phase 'January was bleak'.
So far I have: Janvier était maussade.
Does this sound French or would it be better to say 'le mois de Janvier était'?
Can the adjective 'maussade' be used to describe a month?

Thanks in advance :)
 
  • Aline Si

    Senior Member
    French
    Hi,

    Indeed, I think that "Le mois de janvier était maussade" sounds better than "Janvier était maussade".

    And, yes, it's perfectly ok to use "maussade" to describe a month.
     

    phvcahors

    New Member
    French
    Les deux se disent, Both are correct. Mais je suis OK avec Aline Si, "Le mois de janvier..." est plus soutenu.
     
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