Stop Mispronouncing the Names of the Days of the Week in Spanish

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Learning the names of the days of the week in Spanish may appear straightforward, yet it holds its complexities. Today, I’m excited to share valuable tips to ensure you never forget the names of the days of the week in Spanish.

I vividly recall a student who once mixed up “viernes” (Friday) with “viento” (wind), leading to amusing yet significant misunderstandings. Such anecdotes highlight the importance of building a solid Spanish foundation.

When delving into a new language, the days of the week stand as among the initial milestones. In Spanish, while the names of the days of the week are relatively simple to grasp, committing them to memory poses a challenge. Thus, having a reliable guide becomes invaluable.

All the Days of the Week in Spanish

Let’s explore the names of the days of the week in Spanish:

– lunes (Monday)

– martes (Tuesday)

– miércoles (Wednesday)

– jueves (Thursday)

– viernes (Friday)

– sábado (Saturday)

– domingo (Sunday)


Notably, in Spanish, days of the week are not capitalized unless they initiate a sentence.

Mnemonic Aid: Never Forget Weekdays

To ensure perpetual recall of the names of the days of the week in Spanish, consider this mnemonic aid: they align with celestial entities familiar to us all:

– lunes → Luna (Moon)

– martes → Marte (Mars)

– miércoles → Mercurio (Mercury)

– jueves → Júpiter (Jupiter)

– viernes → Venus (Venus)

– sábado → Saturno (Saturn)

– domingo → Sol (Sun) (Sunday)

The etymology behind “domingo” and “sábado” is rooted in Christian and Hebrew traditions. Both sábado and domingo form “el fin de semana” or “el finde” (the weekend).

How to Pronounce the Days of the Week

Now, let’s delve into pronunciation:

– Lunes (Monday) – /loo-nes/

– Martes (Tuesday) – /mar-tes/

– Miércoles (Wednesday) – /mee-air-coh-les/

– Jueves (Thursday) – /hoo-eh-ves/

– Viernes (Friday) – /vee-air-nes/

– Sábado (Saturday) – /sah-bah-doh/

– Domingo (Sunday) – /doh-meen-goh/

Mastering Spanish vowels’ pronunciation is key to accurately articulating the names of the days of the week.

Is “el lunes” the Same as “los lunes”?

When native speakers refer to a day of the week in plural, as in los lunes, los martes, los miércoles, we refer to every Monday, every Tuesday, every Wednesday, and so on. If someone says “el martes” or “el lunes” with the article “el”, it usually means next Tuesday, next Monday. See examples below.

Los domingos no cocino. (On Sundays I do not cook)

Los lunes salgo del trabajo antes. (On Mondays I get out of work earlier.)

El martes voy a verte. (On Tuesday I am seeing you.)

El jueves que viene vamos al boliche. (Next Thursday we are going to the club.)


In conclusion, familiarity with the names of the days of the week in Spanish is a cornerstone of language acquisition. Whether planning travels or honing language skills, this knowledge proves invaluable.

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