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Vocabulario Viernes: Days of the Week

Welcome to Vocabulario Viernes! Today’s topic is days of the week, or in Spanish, los días de la semana. You use days of the week to ask what day it is, to make plans, to understand deadlines, and so much more. In this article, we’ll show you the days of the week, and a few other important tips to navigate the calendar in Spanish. Check it out!

Days of the week in Spanish

The first thing to know is that in Spanish, you don’t capitalize the days of the week. They’re always in lowercase, which is different from English, where they’re capitalized.

  • Monday- el lunes
  • Tuesday- el martes
  • Wednesday- el miércoles
  • Thursday- el jueves
  • Friday- el viernes
  • Saturday- el sábado
  • Sunday- el domingo

Did you notice that all of the days of the week are masculine in Spanish? Remember, all nouns in Spanish have grammatical gender, and that includes the days of the week. In order to talk about your week, here are a few other key words you might want to know:

  • Week- la semana
  • Weekend- el fin de semana

Tips for using the Spanish calendar

One of the biggest differences that you might notice in the Spanish calendar is that it starts on Monday, not Sunday. Think about it- we say weekend, so it makes sense that Saturday and Sunday are at the end of the week! That means the order is how it was listed above, lunes, martes, miércoles, jueves, viernes, sábado, domingo.

In addition, when you want to talk about plans, you say them a little differently in Spanish than you do in English. For example, in English, I would say “I’m going to go to the restaurant on Friday.” However, in Spanish, you don’t use the word on, but rather just the article el. You would say “Voy a ir al restarurante el viernes.” Similarly, to talk about things you do regularly on certain days of the week, you would skip on and just make the day of the week plural. For example, to say “I go to the restaurant on Fridays” you would say “Voy al restaurante los viernes.”

We hope these tips have helped you to talk about days of the week in Spanish. Keep an eye out for future Vocabulario Viernes posts. Is there any specific vocabulary you want to learn? Let us know in the comments!

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