Calendar words in Spanish
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Knowing the Spanish days of the week, months of the year, and seasons will come in handy when traveling, making plans with friends, talking about history, and lots more. Click to listen to the sound files.

Los días de la semana – Days of the week

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


  • The Spanish week starts on Monday.
  • Spanish days of the week are not capitalized.
  • All Spanish days are masculine.

Question: What day is it (today)?

  • ¿Qué día es?
  • ¿Qué día es hoy?

Answer: It’s …  /  Today is …

  • Es …
  • Hoy es …

Question: What day is (your birthday / Christmas) this year?

  • ¿Qué día es tu cumpleaños este año?
  • ¿Qué día es Navidad este año?

Answer: It’s on …

  • Es …
  • Mi cumpleaños es …
  • Navidad es …

Los meses del año – Months of the year

enero   January
febrero   February
marzo   March
abril   April
mayo   May
junio   June
julio   July
agosto   August
septiembre   September
octubre   October
noviembre   November
diciembre   December


  • Spanish months are not capitalized either.
  • And they’re all masculine.
  • To talk about something that happens in a certain month, use the preposition en:

Por ejemplo…

Mi cumpleaños es en septiembre.   My birthday is in September.
Vamos a viajar en avril.   We’re going to travel in April.

Las estaciones – Seasons

la primavera   spring
el verano   summer
el otoño   autumn
el invierno   winter


  • Primavera is feminine; the other seasons (and all other Spanish calendar words) are masculine.
  • To talk about something that happens in a certain season, use en, with or without the definite article:

Por ejemplo…

El clima es agradable en la primavera.   The weather is nice in the spring.
Nunca viajo en invierno.   I never travel in the winter.

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