When traveling to Latin America, it is exceptionally useful to know the days of the week, and months of the year. Knowing this vocabulary can enable you to make appointments, and arrangements or to start a small talk with someone. The good news is that you can recall and master these terms easily.
Useful features of the days in Spanish
When we write the days of the week in Spanish, they are not capitalized unlike English. Another important fact is that instead of “on”, Spanish speakers use articles like “el” or “los” to mark a masculine gender and number (singular or plural). What is more, when changing the days of the week that end in -s to their plural forms, only the article changes. You do not need to add another -s, except for Saturday: “sábado” > “sábados”
“Estudio español los lunes y martes.” I study Spanish on Mondays and Tuesdays.
“No trabajamos los domingos.” We don’t work on Sundays.
“Mi día favorito es el jueves.” My favorite day is Thursday
How to ask about days
In general, when people talk about the date, they usually use the verb “to be” – “ser”. To illustrate, look the following sentences:
“¿Qué día es hoy?” – What day is today?
“Hoy es jueves.” – Today is Thursday.
Dealing with months in Spanish
When saying the month we are in, we usually use the verb “to be” – “ser” or “estar”, for example: “Estamos en marzo” – “We are in March.”. For the purpose of describing your favorite month, you can use: “Mi mes favorito es…” – “My favorite month is…”. It is important to remember that months are written in lowercase, not uppercase like in English: “enero” – “January”. Finally, there are several ways to ask regarding the months of the year. Some important questions are:
“¿Qué mes es este?” What month is this?
“¿Cuál es tu mes favorito? What is your favorite month?
“¿En qué mes es tu cumpleaños’” When is your birthday?
“¿En qué mes estamos?” What month are we in?
As you can see, months and days in Spanish are similar to their counterparts in English. Therefore, knowing to say days and months, will help you to start a basic conversation. At Bright Lingua, you can learn Spanish with the most innovative methods, which provide you with the best learning experience.