Why "nous sommes" in "quel jour sommes nous aujourd'hui?"?
I understand "nous sommes" as "we are" in english. However, "what day is it today" in french is "quel jour sommes nous aujourd'hui?", which directly translates to "what day are we today?". It does not make sense to me. Could anyone explain it, please? Thank you in advance!
French is another language. It means you won't be able to translate everything word for word. You may already know that comment vas-tu ? means how are you? and soon you'll learn that quel temps fait-il ? means what is the weather like? Different languages have different structures.
They are idioms in both languages.
Quel jour sommes nous is funny because we're not literally days.
"What day is it" is funny because there is no clue what "it" is.
To think either language is deficient is ignorant. I hope the person who said that somebody should improve French will soon come to see the charm and ingenuity that have surfaced as humans try to convey baffling subjects such as time.