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Vocabulary: How to say the list for Days of the week in Italian

What are the days of the week in Italian with articles, Pronunciation, origin of words and with tons of examples?

  1. How do you say the days of the week in Italian?
  2. Common vocabulary
  3. What are the days of the week in Italian with articles and Pronunciation?
  4. Days of the week in Italian meaning
  5. What’s the first day of the week in Italy?
  6. Italian days of the week abbreviations

 

Days of the week in Italian
Days of the week in Italian

 

Italian Vocabulary List: How do you say the days of the week in Italian?

So you’re a random dude in Italy (let’s just say you’re called John Wick)… you are in class, happily listening away and suddenly your Italian professor says, “John Wick, we are going to have an examination on Monday! ” OH NO!!! The only problem is that he has said the sentence not in English but in Italian. You caught that there’s an exam as everyone is shocked. You do not know the names of the different days of the week in Italian! OH NO!!!! For once, John Wick is screwed!

More common scenarios are:

  1. You need to call your doctor and set up an appointment
  2. You need to visit your friend
  3. Your girlfriend says that she’ll marry you only if you know the days of the week ß OK FINE! This one is very unlikely or borderline impossible. If it happens, I’m a god for predicting this!

So I’m guessing, by know you know that you absolutely need to know the vocabulary of different days the week in Italian and you also need to pronounce them correctly. So in this lesson, we will learn about the seven days of the week in Italian and how to pronounce them.

 

What are the days of the week in Italian?

In this section, we are will learn about the vocabulary for Monday to Sunday in Italian. We will also learn about the different associated vocabulary for days of the week. If you wanna get to even super basic Italian fluency, the word list for the different days of the week in Italian is a good point to start with.

English Italian English Sentences Italian Sentences
sMonday Il lunedì On Monday, I visited my friends. Lunedì sono andato a trovare i miei amici.
Tuesday il martedì I hate Tuesdays. odio il martedì.
Wednesday Il mercoledì Wednesday is a holiday Il mercoledì è festivo
Thursday il giovedì Thursday is the fourth day of the week. Il giovedì è il quarto giorno della settimana.
Friday Il venerdì I am getting married on Friday. Venerdì mi sposo.
Saturday Il sabato We will go for a hike on Saturday. Sabato andremo a fare un’escursione.
Sunday La domenica I like to rest on Sunday. Mi piace riposarmi la domenica.

 

What day of the week is it?

What is the day of the week in Italian
What is the day of the week in Italian

Here’s another important set which will help you learn a lot about the days of the week in Italian. Basically it teaches about the order of the days of the week!

English Italian English Sentences Italian Sentences
Monday Il lunedì Monday is the first day of the week. Il lunedì è il primo giorno della settimana.
Tuesday il martedì Tuesday is the second day of the week. Il martedì è il secondo giorno della settimana.
Wednesday Il mercoledì Wednesday is the third day of the week. Il mercoledì è il terzo giorno della settimana.
Thursday il giovedì Thursday is the fourth day of the week. Il giovedì è il quarto giorno della settimana.
Friday Il venerdì Friday is the fifth day of the week. Il venerdì è il quinto giorno della settimana.
Saturday Il sabato Saturday is the sixth day of the week. Il sabato è il sesto giorno della settimana.
Sunday La domenica Sunday is the seventh day of the week. La domenica è il settimo giorno della settimana.

 

What is the common vocabulary related days of the week in Italian with articles?

In this section, we are will learn about the associated common vocabulary for days of the week in Italian.

English Italian English Sentences Italian Sentences
Days of week Giorni della settimana What day of the week is today? Che giorno della settimana è oggi?
Day Giorno Monday is my favorite day. Il lunedì è il mio giorno preferito.
Week Settimana This is the third week. Questa è la terza settimana.
Month Mese January is a month. Gennaio è un mese.
Year Anno She is three years old. Ha tre anni.
Weekday giorno della settimana Tuesday is a weekday Il martedì è un giorno feriale
Weekend Fine settimana On the Weekend, we are going to Italy. Nel fine settimana andiamo in Italia.
day before yesterday l’altro ieri Day before yesterday, I went to the zoo. L’altro ieri sono andato allo zoo.
Yesterday Ieri We met yesterday. Ci siamo incontrati ieri.
Today Oggi Today I will eat chicken. Oggi mangerò pollo.
Tomorrow Domani Shall we meet tomorrow? Ci vediamo domani?
Day after tomorrow Dopodomani Day after tomorrow, we have an examination. Dopodomani abbiamo un esame.
last week la scorsa settimana Did you see her last week? L’hai vista la scorsa settimana?
next week la prossima settimana I have an appointment next week. Ho un appuntamento la prossima settimana.

What is the Gender of days of the week in Italian?

  • The first six days of the week which is Monday to Saturday in Italian are all masculine
  • Sunday or “La Domenica” is feminine.
Gender of the days of the week in Italian
Gender of the days of the week in Italian

What is the pronunciation for days of the week in Italian?

Now let us learn about the super core topic… learning to say things the right way or to put it into better terms, learning to pronounce the days of the week in Italian.

English Italian Pronounciation
Monday Il lunedì loo-ne-DEE
Tuesday il martedì mar-te-DEE
Wednesday Il mercoledì MER-ko-le-DEE
Thursday il giovedì jo-ve-DEE
Friday Il venerdì ve-ner-DEE
Saturday Il sabato SA-ba-to
Sunday La domenica do-MEnee-ka

 

Other very useful words when learning Italian is listed below. Like you need to know what is today / tomorrow and many more in your day to day life since its unlikely that you will be using just Sunday or Monday to describe every event.

 English Italian
Today Il lunedì
Yesterday il martedì
Tomorrow Il mercoledì
The day before yesterday avant-hier
The day after tomorrow après-demain
In three days time dans trois jours
Four days ago il y a quatre jours
The next day le lendemain
The previous day la veille
A week une semaine

 

Origin of words: Meaning of the Days of the week in Italian

Have you ever wondered why is it called Lunedì? Like what does Lunedì mean? Here in this section we will learn about the origin of the different names of the days of the week in Italian.

 

Why is Monday called Lunedì in Italian?

Monday in Italian
Monday in Italian
  • Lunedì which is the Italian translation for “Monday” comes from the Latin word Lunae which means “the moon”.
  • Therefore, Monday in Italian literally translates to “moon-day”.
  • Basically Monday is dedicated to the moon.
  • A more winded Latin explanation is: From Old Italian Lunedì, from Latin *Lūnae diēs, variant of diēs Lūnae (“day of the moon”).

 

Why is Tuesday called Martedì in Italian?

Tuesday in Italian
Tuesday in Italian
  • The origin of the word Martedì which is the Italian translation for “Tuesday” comes from the planet Mars.
  • The Latin name (in its true source or origin) literally translates to “Day of Mars”.

 

Why is Wednesday called Mercoledì in Italian?

Wednesday in Italian
Wednesday in Italian
  • The origin of the word Mercoledì which is the Italian translation for “Wednesday” comes from the planet Mercury.
  • The name literally translates to “Day of Mercury”.

 

Why is Thursday called Giovedì in Italian?

Thursday in Italian
Thursday in Italian
  • The origin of the word Giovedì which is the Italian translation for “Thursday” comes from the planet Jupiter.
  • The name literally translates to “Day of Jupiter”.
  • In Latin, “Jove dies” means “Day of Jupiter” which became Giovedì with time.

 

Why is Friday called Venerdì in Italian?

Venus - Friday in Italian
Venus – Friday in Italian
  • The origin of the word Venerdì which is the Italian translation for “Friday” comes from the planet Venus.
  • The name literally translates to “Day of Venus”.

 

What is the meaning of Sabato (or Saturday) in Italian?

Saturday in Italian
Saturday in Italian
  • Sabato is derived from the Latin word sabbatum.,
  • sabbatum (in its true Latin form) comes from the Hebrew word shabbat, meaning “sabbath”.
  • The name literally translates to “Day of Sabbath”.

 

What is the meaning of domenica (or Sunday) in Italian?

Sunday in Italian
Sunday in Italian
  • The Italian word for Sunday is “domenica” and it comes completely unchanged from Latin “domenica “ which means “Day of God”.
  • The name literally translates to “Day of God” in Latin.

 

What’s the first day of the week in Italy?

  • In Italy, the first day of the week is Monday.
  • Days are counted from Monday until Sunday.
  • In a few countries, days are counted from Sunday until Saturday. Basically it means that the week starts on Sunday as opposed to Monday in Italy.
  • In Islamic nations, days are counted from Friday until Thursday although in end of 2021, a few of the countries such as the UAE is changing to Monday to Sunday.

 

Abbreviations for days of the week in Italian

Easy peasy… There are two kinds of abbreviation for days of the week in Italian, with 2 letters and with is only the first two alphabets and with 3 letters which is with the first three alphabets!!!

English Italian 2 letter Abbreviation 3 letter Abbreviation
Monday Il lunedì Lu Lun
Tuesday il martedì Ma Mar
Wednesday Il mercoledì Me Mer
Thursday il giovedì Gi Gio
Friday Il venerdì Ve Ven
Saturday Il sabato Sa Sab
Sunday La domenica Do Dom

 

When to Capitalise Days of the Week in Italian

  • GREAT NEWS FOR YOU!!! The days of the week in Italian DO NOT HAVE capital letters.
  • The same rule is extended for the names of months in Italian.
  • A stupid point to note is that obviously you have to capitalize if its the first word of the sentence

 

When to use Articles in Days of the Week in Italian?

When using days of the week in Italian in sentences for specific purposes on that date alone, you do not use an article. When talking about a repetitive action, like “on Mondays or on Tuesdays”, then you have to use the article. Example:

  • “Domenica vado in montagna.” Which translates to “On Sunday I am going to the mountains.”. Notice that the article “LA” is not used since the sentence talks about a very specific Sunday.

On the other hand look at the below example:

  • “La domenica vado in montagna.” Which translates to “On Sundays, I go to the mountains.”. Notice that the article is being used since it is not talking about any Sunday in particular but all Sundays in General.

 

CONCLUSION

CONGRATS!!! You’ve just learned about “i giorni della settimana” or the days of the week in Italian with tons of examples!!!

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