Days of the Week in Spanish – Learn and Practice

Welcome 😊 to our grammar lesson on the days of the week in Spanish.

In this lesson we will learn their names and how to use them in sentences. We will also cover other concepts such as weekend and weekdays.

Two Spanish sentences with days of the week
Two sentences with days of the week

At the end of the lesson you’ll find a Quiz and an Exercise to practice. Let’s start!

Days of the week

Here are the days of the week in Spanish:

SpanishEnglish
lunesMonday
martesTuesday
miércolesWednesday
juevesThursday
viernesFriday
sábadoSaturday
domingoSunday

As we notice, the days of the week are not capitalized in Spanish.

Use in sentences

With “el”

When we express what happens on a specific day, we place the article el before that day.

El martes tengo un examen.
On Tuesday I have an exam.

Hay una fiesta el viernes.
There’s a party on Friday.

El sábado y el domingo estoy libre.
I’m free on Saturday and Sunday.

We can also use the demonstrative este (meaning “this”) instead of “el”.

Yo no trabajo este miércoles.
I’m not working this Wednesday.


With “los”

If the action happens every week on the same day, we use the article los and we make the day name plural:

  • “sábado” becomes sábados
  • “domingo” becomes domingos
  • The rest of the days don’t change, because their plural form is the same as their singular form.

Yo visito a mi familia los sábados.
I visit my family on Saturdays.

Los domingos voy a la iglesia.
On Sundays I go to church.

¿Qué haces los lunes?
What do you do on Mondays?


last Monday… next Monday…

In order toy say “last ___”, we use the formula: el __ pasado.

El lunes pasado almorzamos en un restaurante italiano.
Last Monday we had lunch at an Italian restaurant.

¿Dónde estuviste el sábado pasado?
Where were you last Saturday?


In order toy say “next ___”, we can choose between two formulas: el próximo __ or el __ que viene.

El próximo viernes vamos a una fiesta.
Next Friday we are going to a party.

¿Qué hacemos el martes que viene?
What do we do next Tuesday?


Intervals with “de…. a…..”

To express an interval of days, we can use de… a…

In this case, we don’t place the article “el” before the day names.

Mi hijo va al colegio de lunes a jueves.
My son goes to school Monday through Thursday.

Hay una huelga de martes a viernes.
There’s a strike from Tuesday to Friday.

Other concepts: “weekdays” and “weekend”

Here’s how we express these concepts in Spanish:

  • entre semana = on weekdays
  • el fin de semana = on the weekend
  • los fines de semana = on weekends

Las tiendas abren entre semana.
The stores open on weekdays.

El fin de semana vamos a Madrid.
On the weekend we go to Madrid.

Hago deporte los fines de semana.
I do sports on weekends.

Practice

Quiz

Take this short Quiz about the days of the week in Spanish:


Exercise

Fill the blanks with the necessary words. Click on the gray spaces to see the solutions:

1) Vamos a la playa los domingos.
We go to the beach on Sundays.

2) El martes tengo un examen de español.
On Tuesday I have a Spanish test.

3) De lunes a jueves no veo la televisión.
From Monday to Thursday I don’t watch TV.

4) ¿Qué haces los fines de semana?
What do you do on weekends?

5) Leo mucho entre semana.
I read a lot on weekdays.

6) El fin de semana voy a bailar salsa.
On the weekend I’m going to dance salsa.

7) El viernes vamos al supermercado.
On Friday we go to the supermarket.

8) Ellos juegan al tenis los viernes.
They play tennis on Fridays.