Some of the below months are very similar to English, days, on the other hand, are not so similar. One thing that you need to remember about months and days in Spanish is that unlike English, they don’t need to be capitalised.

Here are some typical questions involving the date.

¿Cuál es la fecha de hoy? (Most used)

¿Qué día es hoy?
¿A cuántos estamos hoy?
What is today’s date?

And to answer them, this is the structure of the date in Spanish.

el + number + de + month + de + year

el cuatro de enero de 2018

4th January, 2018 (The comma is not needed in Spanish)

There is only one exception to this formula when it is the first day of the month, for example, the 1st January 2012. You would say:

el + PRIMERO + de + month + de + year

Telling the year in Spanish is also slightly different to English. In English, we can say it is nineteen twenty (1920) and we break the number in half. One thousand nine hundred and twenty sounds weird right? You better get used to it, because in Spanish we have to form the whole number.

Months of the year

January (Jan) – enero (ene)

February (Feb) – febrero (feb)

March (Mar) – marzo (mar)

April (Apr) – abril (abr)

June (Jun) – junio (jun)

July (Jul) – julio (jul)

August (Aug) – agosto (ago)

September (Sep) – septiembre (sep)

October (Oct) – octubre (oct)

November (Nov) – noviembre (nov)

December (Dec) – diciembre (dic)

Days of the week

Monday (Mon) – lunes (lun)

Tuesday (Tue) – martes (mar)

Wednesday (Wed) – miércoles (mié)

Thursday (Thu) – jueves (jue)

Friday (Fri) – viernes (vie)

Saturday (Sat) – sábado (sáb)

Sunday (Sun) – domingo (dom)

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