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What are the days of the week in Spanish with Pronunciation?

What are the days of the week in Spanish with Pronunciation?

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

 

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

So you’re a random dude in Spain (let’s just say you’re called John Wick)… you are in class, happily listening away and suddenly your Spanish 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 Spanish. 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 Spanish! 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…. 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 Spanish and you also need to pronounce them correctly. So in this lesson, we will learn about the seven days of the week in Spanish and how to pronounce them.

 

What are the days of the week in Spanish?

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

Days of the week in Spanish

English Spanish English Sentences Spanish Sentences
Monday lunes On Monday, I visited my friends. El lunes visité a mis amigos.
Tuesday martes I hate Tuesday. Odio el martes.
Wednesday miércoles Wednesday is a holiday El miércoles es feriado
Thursday jueves Thursday is the fourth day of the week. El jueves es el cuarto día de la semana.
Friday viernes I am getting married on Friday. Me caso el viernes.
Saturday sábado We will go for a hike on Saturday. Saldremos a caminar el sábado.
Sunday domingo I like to rest on Sunday. Me gusta descansar los domingos.

 

What day of the week is it?

Spanish days
Spanish days

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

 

English Spanish English Sentences Spanish Sentences
Monday lunes Monday is the first day of the week. El lunes es el primer día de la semana.
Tuesday martes Tuesday is the second day of the week. El martes es el segundo día de la semana.
Wednesday miércoles Wednesday is the third day of the week. El miércoles es el tercer día de la semana.
Thursday jueves Thursday is the fourth day of the week. El jueves es el cuarto día de la semana.
Friday viernes Friday is the fifth day of the week. El viernes es el quinto día de la semana.
Saturday sábado Saturday is the sixth day of the week. El sábado es el sexto día de la semana.
Sunday domingo Sunday is the seventh day of the week. El domingo es el séptimo día de la semana.

 

What are the common vocabulary related days of the week in Spanish ?

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

Spanish week
Spanish week
English Spanish English Sentences Spanish Sentences
Days of week Días de la semana What day of the week is today? ¿Qué día de la semana es hoy?
Day Día Monday is my favorite day. El lunes es mi día favorito.
Week Semana This is the third week. Esta es la tercera semana.
Month Mes January is a month. Enero es un mes.
Year Año She is three years old. Ella tiene tres años.
Weekday Día laborable Tuesday is a weekday El martes es un día laborable
Weekend Fin de semana On the Weekend, we are going to France. El fin de semana nos vamos a Francia.
Holiday Fiesta It is a Holiday Son vacaciones
day before yesterday Anteayer Day before yesterday, I went to the zoo. Anteayer fui al zoológico.
Yesterday El dia de ayer We met yesterday. Nos conocimos ayer.
Today Hoy dia Today I will eat chicken. Hoy comeré pollo.
Tomorrow Mañana Shall we meet tomorrow? ¿Nos vemos mañana?
Day after tomorrow Pasado mañana Day after tomorrow, we have an examination. Pasado mañana, tenemos un examen.
last week la semana pasada Did you see her last week? ¿La viste la semana pasada?
next week la próxima semana I have an appointment next week. Tengo una cita la semana que viene.

 

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

Spanish days of week Gender

  • In Spanish, all days of the week are masculine nouns

 

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

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 Spanish.

English Spanish Pronounciation
Monday Lunes loo-nays
Tuesday Martes mar-tays
Wednesday Miércoles mee-air-coh-lays
Thursday Jueves hway-bays
Friday Viernes bee-air-nays
Saturday Sábado sah-bah-doh
Sunday Domingo doh-ming-oh

 

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

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

 

Why is Monday called Lunes in Spanish?

  • Lunes is the Spanish translation for “Monday” comes from the Spanish word Luna which means “the moon”.
  • Therefore, Monday in Spanish literally translates to “moon-day”.
  • Basically Monday is dedicated to the moon.

 

Why is Tuesday called martes  in Spanish?

  • The origin of the word martes which is the Spanish translation for “Tuesday” comes from the planet Mars.
  • Martes, the Spanish for Tuesday, is named after the Roman God of War, Mars.
  • The name literally translates to “Day of Mars”.

 

Why is Wednesday called miercoles in Spanish?

  • The origin of the word Miercoles which is the Spanish translation for “Wednesday” comes from the planet Mercury.
  • Miercoles is named after Mercury — the Roman god of speed.
  • The name literally translates to “Day of Mercury”.

 

Why is Thursday called jueves in Spanish?

  • The origin of the word jueves which is the Spanish translation for “Thursday” comes from the planet Jupiter.
  • Thursday and Jueves, like the other days of the week, come from the Germanic and Latin names for the same God: the King of the Gods, the God known as “Zeus” to the Greeks, and also as “Jupiter.”
  • The name literally translates to “Day of Jupiter”.

 

Why is Friday called viernes in Spanish?

  • The origin of the word viernes which is the Spanish translation for “Friday” comes from the planet Venus, the Goddess of Love.
  • The name literally translates to “Day of Venus”.

 

What is the meaning of sábado (or Saturday) in Spanish?

  • This Spanish day name comes from sabbatum, the Latin rendering of Greek sabbaton, from Hebrew shabbat ‘to cease, rest.
  • The name literally translates to “Day of Shabbat”.

 

What is the meaning of domingo (or Sunday) in Spanish?

  • The origin of the word domingo is from Old Spanish domingo, from Latin dominicus.
  • The name literally translates to “Day of the Lord”.

 

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

  • In Spain, the first day of the week is Monday or “lunes”.
  • 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 Spain.
  • In Islamic nations, days are counted from Friday until Thursday.

 

Spanish days of the week abbreviations

Easy peasy… There are two kinds of abbreviation for days of the week in Spanish, with 2 letters and with 3 letters. And thankfully both abbreviations are the first 2 letters of the word and the first 3 letters of the word.

English Spanish 2 letter Abbreviation 3 letter Abbreviation
Monday lundi Lu Lun
Tuesday mardi Ma Mar
Wednesday mercredi Mi Mié
Thursday jeudi Ju Jue
Friday vendredi Vi Vie
Saturday samedi Sáb
Sunday dimanche Do Dom

 

When to Capitalise Days of the Week 

  • GREAT NEWS FOR YOU!!! The days of the week in Spanish DO NOT HAVE capital letters.
  • The days of the week in Spanish are not capitalized.
  • They are capitalized at the beginning of a sentence (duh… logical)

 

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