Days of the week in Spanish

Days of the Week in Spanish - Learn and Practice

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

In this lesson we will learn the days of the week in Spanish and how to use them in sentences, including many examples.

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

We will also cover other concepts such as weekend and weekdays.

At the end you’ll find a Quiz and an Exercise for practice.

Days of the week

Here is a list of 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 adjective este (meaning “this”) instead of “el”:

Este miércoles no trabajo.
This Wednesday I’m not working.


With “los”

If the action happens every week on the same day, we use the article los.

We also make the day name plural:

  • “sábado” becomes sábados
  • “domingo” becomes domingos
  • the rest of the days stay the same, because they already end in “-s”:

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 go 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

Example sentences:

Las tiendas abren entre semana.
The shops 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 Quiz about the days of the week in Spanish!:


Exercise

Now we are going to practice the days of the week in sentences, as well as the other concepts we have learned.

Fill the blanks with the necessary words:

1) Vamos a la playa __ ___.
We go to the beach on Sundays.

2) __ ___ tengo un examen de español.
On Tuesday I have a Spanish test.

3) __ ___ __ ___ no veo la televisión.
From Monday to Thursday I don’t watch TV.

4) ¿Qué haces __ ___ __ ___?
What do you do on weekends?

5) Leo mucho ___ ___.
I read a lot on weekdays.

6) __ ___ __ ___ voy a bailar salsa.
On the weekend I’m going to dance salsa.

7) __ ___ vamos al supermercado.
On Friday we go to the supermarket.

8) Ellos juegan al tenis __ ___.
They play tennis on Fridays.

Solutions:
1) los domingos
2) El martes
3) De lunes a jueves
4) los fines de semana
5) entre semana
6) El fin de semana
7) El viernes
8) los viernes

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