Days of the Week in Spanish: Beginner’s Guide

Starting Spanish for the first time or just brushing up on the basics? That means you must learn the Days of the Week in Spanish! What are the days of the week in Spanish? Check out the list below!

Days of the WeekLos Días de la Semana

These words are absolutely vital when learning Spanish. To start on your journey to be a native Spanish speaker, studying these seven little words are a must. How else will you plan days to meet with friends, schedule your dentist appointment, or decide what day to go to the gym?
Alright! Let’s get started, shall we?

Grammar Rules for Days of the Week

  1. Did you notice the lowercase letters in the table above? Unlike in English, capital letters are not required when you say the days of the week! (Except when they are the first word in the sentence).
  2. If you’ve started studying Spanish, you know that every word has either masculine or feminine articles, “el” or “la”. Lucky for you, all days of the week are masculine so that means each day of the week uses el or los for multiple days. Easy peasy.
  3. Wait, los?? Yes, you can have multiple days of the week! Just make sure to add an -s for Saturday and Sunday since they don’t have them already.
  4. The verb for “is” can be either estar or ser. For days of the week, ser is used.

Let’s look at some examples:

Today is Tuesday.Hoy es martes.
I work on Thursdays.Trabajo los jueves.
On Saturdays, I don’t eat meat.Los sábados no como carne.
My birthday is on Sunday.Mi cumpleaños es el domingo.

Common Phrases used with Los Días de la Semana

Don’t speak Spanglish! Learn to say these phrases like a native. Now you know how to say the days of the week, let’s put them on phrases that are often used in spoken Spanish.
The first and most basic question to ask… (Change the day as necessary and check the table above if you need a reminder!)

📅 What day is it today?
      ¿Qué día es hoy?

📅 Today is Wednesday.
      Hoy es miércoles.

Of course, we need to ask about tomorrow! For tomorrow, Spanish speakers still use the present tense es rather than sera the future tense. But its easy to remember because English is also the same!

➡️ What day is tomorrow?
¿Qué día es mañana?

➡️ Tomorrow is Thursday.
Mañana es jueves.

Next, lets talk about yesterday. Again, just like English, we change is to was. So, yesterday we need to change es to the past tense fue.

⬅️ What day was yesterday?
¿Qué día fue ayer?

⬅️ Yesterday was Tuesday.
Ayer fue martes.

Remember, we still need to learn how to ask our friends to meet up! We can use (el próximo + day) to ask our friends if they have time to meet.

👬 Are you free on next Friday?
¿Estás libre el próximo viernes?

👭 Yes, I am free next friday!
Sí, estoy libre el próximo viernes.

Time to Test Your Skills!

You’re on your way to becoming a Spanish master! But first, let’s see what you remember! See how many you can answer!

  1. What day is it today?
    Hoy es ___________.
  2. What is your favorite day?
    Mi día favorito es __________.
  3. What day is your birthday on?
    Mi cumpleaños es el __________.

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