April 8, 2023 ·

The Days of the Week in Spanish

In this blog post, we will be learning the days of the week in Spanish and some noticeable differences in their uses compared to English

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To start off, as opposed to English speaking countries, Monday is considered the first day of the week in Spanish speaking countries.


What are the Spanish days of the week?

Spanish English
lunesMonday
martesTuesday
miércolesWednesday
juevesThursday
viernesFriday
sábadoSaturday
domingoSunday

How to pronounce the Spanish Days of the Week in Spanish


A couple of other important differences that can be noticed is that, in Spanish, the days of the week are not capitalized and they are all masculine.

  • el lunes
  • el martes
  • el miércoles
  • el jueves
  • el viernes
  • el sábado
  • el domingo

When talking about the days of the week, the definite article “el” takes on the meaning “on” instead of “the”. For example:


SpanishEnglish
No estudié el lunes.I didn’t study on Monday.
No estudio los martes.I don’t study on Tuesdays.
Hay una feria el miércoles.There is a fair on Wednesday.
Hay muchas ferias los viernes.There are many fairs on Fridays.

When changing the days of the week that end in -s to their plural forms, only the article changes. You do not add another -s.

  • el lunes
  • los lunes
  • el martes
  • los martes
  • el miércoles
  • los miércoles
  • el jueves
  • los jueves
  • el viernes
  • los viernes
  • el sábado
  • los sábados
  • el domingo
  • los domingos

When talking about the days of the week, we use the verb ser. We will learn more about the verb ser in future lessons, but for now you can recognize that the conjugation for this verb es means “is”.

SpanishEnglish
¿Qué día es hoy?What day is today?
Hoy es miércoles.Today is Wednesday.
Mañana es jueves.Tomorrow is Thursday.
Ingles
Mastering the Days of the Week in Spanish: 50 Real-Life Examples to Help You Learn
English ExampleSpanish Example
Monday mornings are always busy for me.Las mañanas de los lunes siempre son muy ocupadas para mí.
I have a dentist appointment on Tuesday afternoon.Tengo una cita con el dentista el martes por la tarde.
Wednesday is my favorite day of the week.Mi día favorito de la semana es el miércoles.
The deadline for this project is Thursday.La fecha límite para este proyecto es el jueves.
We usually go out to eat on Fridays.Normalmente salimos a comer los viernes.
Saturday mornings are perfect for sleeping in.Las mañanas de los sábados son perfectas para dormir hasta tarde.
Sundays are great for catching up on work.Los domingos son ideales para ponerse al día con el trabajo.
I like to go for a run on Monday evenings.Me gusta salir a correr los lunes por la noche.
Tuesdays are when we have our weekly team meeting.Los martes tenemos nuestra reunión semanal de equipo.
Wednesday afternoons are my designated ‘me time’.Las tardes de los miércoles son mi tiempo para mí.
On Thursdays, we usually have dinner with friends.Los jueves normalmente cenamos con amigos.
Fridays are for celebrating the end of the work week.Los viernes son para celebrar el fin de la semana laboral.
Saturdays are great for running errands and doing chores.Los sábados son ideales para hacer mandados y hacer tareas del hogar.
Sundays are a day of rest and relaxation.Los domingos son un día de descanso y relajación.
I always have a coffee date with my friend on Mondays.Siempre tengo una cita de café con mi amigo los lunes.
Tuesday mornings are when I go grocery shopping.Los martes por la mañana es cuando voy a comprar comida.
Wednesday evenings are when I take my dance class.Los miércoles por la noche es cuando tengo mi clase de baile.
Thursdays are when I volunteer at the local animal shelter.Los jueves es cuando hago trabajo voluntario en el refugio de animales.
Friday nights are for going out with friends.Las noches de los viernes son para salir con amigos.
I like to sleep in on Saturdays and have a lazy morning.Me gusta dormir hasta tarde los sábados y tener una mañana tranquila.
Sundays are perfect for a family brunch.Los domingos son perfectos para un brunch familiar.
I always have a busy schedule on Mondays.Siempre tengo una agenda muy ocupada los lunes.
Tuesdays are when I go to my evening yoga class.Los martes por la noche es cuando tengo mi clase de yoga.
I have a dentist appointment on Wednesday morning.Tengo una cita con el dentista el miércoles por la mañana.

Days of the Week in Spanish

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