Updated: Oct 28, 2020
LOS DÍAS DE LA SEMANA or the days of the week in Spanish are very easy to learn and remember. In this lesson, you will learn how to say the days of the week and how to use them in simple sentences and questions. We have included a nice video about this topic and some short conversations as well. These conversations will help you learn the vocabulary in real situations and they are also a great opportunity to practice Spanish listening.
To refer to a day of the week in English, we say Monday or on Monday. In Spanish, the article el is used with the name of the day to express this idea. Days of the week are not capitalized in Spanish.
The days of the week are all masculine. To form the plural of the days of the week, el changes to los and -s is added only to el sábado and el domingo. The names of the days of the week from el lunes to el viernes already end in -s.
Let's see some examples:
¿Qué día es hoy? What day is today? Hoy es lunes. Today is Monday. Mañana es martes. Tomorrow is Tuesday.
Worried about remembering the names of los días de la semana? If you memorize this little poem, you’ll be set!
Tiene siete hijos
cinco en el colegio
y dos en el hogar
lunes, martes, miércoles, jueves, viernes para trabajar
sábado y domingo en familia disfrutar
Just like the days of the week, the names of the months are also not capitalized in Spanish!
Let’s take a look at some example sentences below.
El cumpleaños de Luis es en febrero. Luis's birthday is in February.
Las vacaciones terminan en septiembre. Vacation ends in September.
Mi boda será en enero. My wedding will be in January.
Parts of the day
Dates will always come up during conversations, so make sure you know how to say the date in Spanish!
Here are a few reminders:
When talking about dates in Spanish, the month is said after the day.
For example: Hoy es el nueve de enero. Today is January 9.The format for saying dates in Spanish is: el + day + de + month (+ de + year).
For example: el dos de septiembre de 2015. September 2, 2015
Cardinal numbers (uno, dos, tres) are used when talking about dates in Spanish.
Example: Hoy es uno de enero. Today is January 1st.In Latin American Spanish, however, ordinal numbers are used on the first day of the month.
Example: Hoy es el primero de enero. Today is January first. But for all other dates, cardinal numbers are still used
Listening Activity No. 1 Days of the week pronunciation
Listening Activity No. 2: ¿Qué haces durante la semana?
Listen to this episode Juan Coronado asks people in the streets of Valencia, Spain about their plans for the week. Take notes of the information you consider important and listen carefully to identify how to use the days of the weeks in simple sentences and questions. ¡Buena suerte!
Listening Activity No. 3: ¿Qué haces durante la semana?
In this video with Ricardo you will learn the names of the months of the year with examples. Take notes of the information you consider important and listen carefully to identify how to use the month of the year in simple sentences and questions. ¡Buena suerte!
Now is your turn...
Activity No. 4. Lesson quiz: Days of the week in Spanish
1.¿Qué día es hoy? _____________________ 2. ¿Qué día es mañana? __________________ 3. ¿Qué día es tu clase de español con Español Latino? ___________ 4. ¿Cuándo es tu cumpleaños?______________________________ 5. ¿Cuál es tu día favorito de la semana? _______________________ 6. ¿Cuáles son tus planes para el martes? ______________________
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The Español Latino Team