See also: aujour-d'hui

French edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Middle French auiourd'huy; univerbation of au +‎ jour +‎ de +‎ hui, literally on the day of today; since hui comes from Latin hodie, the phrase literally means "on the day of this day".

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /o.ʒuʁ.d‿ɥi/, (sometimes proscribed) /o.ʒɔʁ.d‿ɥi/
  • IPA(key): (Louisiana) /o.ʒɔ(ɾ).d‿ɥɪ/, /a.ʒɔ(ɾ).d‿ɥi/
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Adverb edit


  1. today
  2. nowadays
    Synonyms: à cette heure, actuellement, en ce moment, maintenant, de nos jours

Coordinate terms edit

Dates relative to today in French (layout · text)
–3 –2 –1 0 +1 +2 +3
direct speech three days ago two days ago yesterday today tomorrow in two days in three days
avant-avant-hier avant-hier hier aujourd’hui demain après-demain après-après-demain
reported speech three days before, three days earlier two days before, two days earlier the day before on that day the next day two days later three days later
trois jours plus tôt l’avant-veille la veille ce jour- le lendemain le surlendemain trois jours plus tard

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Réunion Creole French: zordi, jordu, zordu
  • Saint Dominican Creole French: jordy

Further reading edit