The Days Of The Week In Spanish
Do you know the days of the week in Spanish?
The days of the week in Spanish are an important topic that we introduce at a beginner level: they are among those essential words to make plans and talk about your week, so it’s really important to go through them and memorise their names.
Because of their Greek-Roman origins, in Spanish the days of the week are named after planets, gods or other heavenly words.
Let’s learn them!
Monday –> lunes
It comes from luna, which means moon.
Tuesday –> martes
Its origin is Martes, the Roman god of war.
Wednesday –> miércoles
It’s named after Mercurio, Mercury, the Roman god of finance gain.
Thursday –> jueves
Jueves in Spanish is Jupiter, so this day comes from the god of thunder.
Friday –> viernes
The name of this day finds its origin in Venus, goddess of love and beauty.
Saturday –> sábado
This day comes from Shabbat, which is the day dedicated to rest in the Bible.
Sunday –> domingo
It’s named after dominus, the Latin word for Lord.
In Spanish, the names of the days are all masculine and are not capitalised, so they don’t start with a capital letter in the middle of a sentence.
What is we need to make the plural?
Considering that five days of the week end in -s, they don’t change when we use them in the plural. We only modify sábado and domingo adding -s at the end.
Then, if we need to use the article in front, we will say “los lunes” or “los domingos“.
Some examples will help you further!
|Yo voy a mi clase de baile los jueves.||I go to my dance class on Thursdays.|
|Voy a estar en Londres hasta el lunes.||I will be in London until Monday.|
|Compramos comida para llevar todos los viernes.||We by take-away food every Friday|
Now try to practice saying what you normally do each day of the week, it will help you learn all the names!