Friday, December 1, 2017

Why Is December the 12th Month of the Year?

Day 83 of My Italian Learning Journal*

Today is the first day of December and I was wondering (now that I know a little Italian) why is December the 12th month of the year and not the 10th. So it was time for a mini-history lesson. I found some information at This is a good subject for my practice Italian script for this post. As usual, corrections to my Italian sentences are welcome -- that's one of the reasons I established this blog.

Ascolta Questo:
  • Dicembre era originalmente l'ultimo mese del calendario romano.
    December was originally the last month of the Roman calendar.
  • Mesi non sono stati assegnati al periodo invernale.
    Months were not assigned to the winter period.
  • I nomi dei mesi erano marzo, aprile, maggio, giugno, luglio, agosto, settembre, novembre e dicembre.
    The names of the months were March, April, May, June, July, August, September, November and December.
  • Nel calendario gregoriano, dicembre รจ il dodicesimo e ultimo mese.
    In the Gregorian calendar, December is the twelfth and last month.
Alla prossima!

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*Note: This is my personal journal of daily practice in learning Italian. I welcome Italian grammar corrections. Grazie.

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