Tomorrow in French is demain (pronounced də-mɛ̃). The reason we’re doing a post on this word is that people often confuse demain (tomorrow) with à demain (see you tomorrow).
Demain Meaning & Pronunciation
According to Wiktionary.org, the origine of demain is from the Latin de mane (of the morning). As mentioned, à demain means “see you tomorrow”.
see you tomorrow
Here are a few example sentences with demain. Note that none of these sentences use à demain. It’s a common mistake for beginners to say à demain when the really should just be saying demain.
Demain c’est ferié, les gens ne travaillent pas.
Tomorrow’s a public holiday. People aren’t working.
Qu’est-ce que tu vas faire demain ?
What are you going to do tomorrow?
Demain est un autre jour / Demain il fera beau.
Tomorrow’s another day (expression).
On va dîner au restaurant demain soir avec nos amis.
Tomorrow night we’ll have dinner at a restaruant with our friends.
In French, the word lendemain translates to “the next day”, “the day after” and “the following day”. The word almost appears as l’en + demain, or “the in tomorrow.
Je suis arrivé à Paris mercredi soir et le lendemain je suis parti.
I arrived in Paris Wednesday night and I left the following day.
The expression du jour au lendemain translates to “overnight” or “from one day to the next”.
On apprend pas une nouvelle langue du jour au lendemain.
You don’t learn a new language overnight.
Et voilà ! Now you have a very solid grasp of how to use demain (tomorrow) in French! Now that that’s out of the way, check out our lesson covering telling time in French.