This is the thirty-first lesson in our beginner level Spanish course and we will look at The Days of the Week in Spanish.

We will practice using some of the regular verbs we have already seen in the course in present tense with The Days of the Week in Spanish. Remember, the present tense is used when we describe things that we usually/generally do. Eventually we will learn lots of other grammar tenses (past, future, etc) but for the moment we are focusing on Spanish present tense,

First of all let’s learn The Days of the Week in Spanish:

Lunes: Monday
Martes: Tuesday
Miércoles: Wednesday
Jueves: Thursday
Viernes: Friday
Sábado: Saturday
Domingo: Sunday

the days of the week in Spanish

We should also know Day and Week in Spanish:

El día: Day
La semana: Week

As you can see Day is a masculine noun (El día) and Week is a feminine noun (La semana). Lunes, Martes, Miércoles, Jueves, Viernes, Sábado, and Domingo are all Days and therefore are all masculine. With The Days of the Week in Spanish it is important to be aware of this, particularly when you want to say On Monday, on Tuesday, on Wednesday, etc:

El lunes/martes/miércoles/etc…: On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, etc

If you want to say On Mondays, on Tuesdays, on Wednesdays, etc, you will use the plural version of El:

Los lunes/martes/miércoles/etc…: On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, etc

Let’s practice using The Days of the Week in Spanish with some of the regular Spanish verbs we have seen so far:

Trabajar: To work
Escuchar: To listen to
Comer: To eat
Beber: To drink
Leer: To read
Lavar – To wash
Cocinar – To cook
Limpiar – To clean
Andar – To walk
Correr – To run
Estudiar – To study

Some example sentences:

Los lunes estudio español y los martes estudio francés: On Mondays I study Spanish and on Tuesdays I study French

Los sábados ando en el campo con mi perro: On Saturdays I walk in the countryside with my dog

Pedro y Silvia comen patatas fritas los domingos: Pedro and Silvia eat chips on Sundays

Mi hijo lava su ropa los viernes: My son washes his clothes on Fridays

Mi madre limpia su casa los jueves: My mother cleans her house on Thursdays

Some other useful related Spanish vocabulary:

El fin de semana: The weekend
La mañana: Morning
La tarde: Afternoon
La noche: Evening

More example sentences:

Mi hermano corre los miércoles y viernes pero no corre los lunes, martes o jueves: My brother runs on Wednesdays and Fridays, but he doesn’t run on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays.

the days of the week in Spanish

Yo leo mucho los fines de semana pero no leo nada durante la semana: I read a lot at the weekends, but I don’t read at all during the week

Mi abuela bebe alcohol los sábados y los domingos pero no bebe nada los otros días: My grandmother drinks alcohol on Saturdays and Sundays but she doesn’t drink anything the other days.

Mi tío trabaja todos los días excepto los domingos: My uncle works every day except for Sundays

La hermana de Juan escucha música todas las noches: Juan’s sister listens to music every evening

Cocinan pescado los lunes por la tarde: They cook fish on Monday afternoons

The Days of the Week in Spanish are really useful to know. They pop up all the time in everyday conversation. So do your best to learn them sooner rather than later! Next time we will learn similarly handy vocabulary: The Months in Spanish.