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Names of Days of the Week in Spanish for English Readers

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This page gives information on the names of the days of the week in Spanish language.

This page gives information on the names of the days of the week in Spanish language.

The days of the week mean a lot to us. They draw up a calendar for various aspects of our lives.

In this article, we are going to discuss the names of all the days of the week in Spanish. The Spanish names of the days have been provided alongside their English meanings to help readers learn them.

Days of the week in Spanish and English

Day Name in EnglishDay Name in Spanish

Sunday

Domingo

Monday

Lunes

Tuesday

Martes

Wednesday

Miercoles

Thursday

Jueves

Friday

Viernes

Saturday

Sabado

Sunday

The Spanish name for Sunday is Domingo.

Etymology

The word "Domingo" is derived from the Latin term "Dominicus" which means "belonging to lord" in English.

Monday

The Spanish name for Monday is Lunes.

Etymology

The Spanish name of Monday "Lunes" is derived from the latin word "dia lunae" which means "the day of moon" in English.

Tuesday

The translation for the word Tuesday in Spanish is Martes.

Etymology

The Spanish name for Tuesday, which is "Martes" is ascribed with regard to the Roman god of war "Mars".

Wednesday

The word for Wednesday in Spanish is Miercoles.

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Etymology

The Spanish name for Wednesday, which is "Miercoles" is ascribed with regard to the Roman god Mercury.

Thursday

The Spanish name for Thursday is Jueves.

Etymology

The origin of the word "Jueves" is associated with the Greek god Zeus.

Friday

The Spanish word for Friday is Viernes.

Etymology

Viernes is derived from the Latin term "Veneris diēs" which means "day of Venus" in English.

Saturday

The word for Saturday in Spanish is Sabado.

Etymology

The etymology behind the word "Sabado" is linked to the Sabbath day (the day that God rested after the creation of the world)

Learn how to pronounce the names of the days of week in Spanish!!!

It's quiz time now!

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. What is the Spanish name for Monday?
    • Martes
    • Lunes
  2. What is Thursday called in the Spanish language?
    • Jueves
    • Miercoles
  3. Friday is called ............... in Spanish.
    • Virnes
    • Sabado

Answer Key

  1. Lunes
  2. Jueves
  3. Virnes

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