un samedi matin

Mag1977

Senior Member
French - Switzerland
Hello!

How would you translate this sentence:

"Un samedi matin, j'ai décidé de partir en balade."

It's a bit tricky, because we say: "on Saturday", but we say "one day" and we say "in the morning", so.........

"One Saturday morning I decided to go out for a walk"

or is it something else?

Thanks for your answers!
 
  • Keith Bradford

    Senior Member
    English (Midlands UK)
    Hello!

    How would you translate this sentence:

    "Un samedi matin, j'ai décidé de partir en balade."

    It's a bit tricky, because we say: "on Saturday", but we say "one day" and we say "in the morning", so.........

    "One Saturday morning :tick: I decided to go out for a walk"

    or is it something else?

    Thanks for your answers!
     

    Franco-filly

    Senior Member
    English - Southern England
    Another way of saying it is - It was on a Saturday morning that I decided that I would go out for a walk.
    That doesn't trip off the tongue very easily. If you needed to express it differently I would say "It was a Saturday morning when I decided to go for a walk." But your original interpretation is fine.
     

    franc 91

    Senior Member
    English - GB
    Well I think it does trip off the the tongue very easily and it is typically the kind of thing I would say when starting a story.
     
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