March 11, 2021 ·

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


dias de la semana en espanol days of the week in spanish

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?

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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:

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”.

¿Qué día es hoy?What day is today?
Hoy es miércoles.Today is Wednesday.
Mañana es jueves.Tomorrow is Thursday.

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