Days of the Week in Spanish

In Spanish-speaking countries, the first day of the week is Monday. Read and listen to each day of the week listed below. Notice how the days of the week in Spanish are not capitalized like they are in English.

English
Spanish
Monday
lunes
Tuesday
martes
Wednesday
miércoles
Thursday
jueves
Friday
viernes
Saturday
sábado
Sunday
domingo


When a definite article is used with the days of the week it means "on". Review the following examples. Also, notice that in Spanish the days of the week are all masculine, and that days of the week ending in -s do not change form in the plural (only the article changes).

I don't work on Monday.
No trabajo el lunes.
I don't work on Mondays.
No trabajo los lunes.

I don't work on Tuesday.
No trabajo el martes.
I don't work on Tuesdays.
No trabajo los martes.

There is a party on Saturday.
Hay una fiesta el sábado.
There are parties on Saturdays.
Hay fiestas los sábados.

Using "ser" to express the day

In Spanish, the verb "ser" (to be), conjugated as "es", is often used to express the day of the week.

What day is today?
¿Qué día es hoy?
Today is Wednesday.
Hoy es miércoles.
Tomorrow is Thursday.
Mañana es jueves.
The day after tomorrow is Friday.
El día pasado mañana es Viernes.


In Spanish, the present tense of the indicative is often used to express the near future. This is common with respect to days of the week. Consider the following examples.

We will leave on Sunday.
Salimos el domingo.
Tomorrow will be Saturday.
Mañana es sábado.