How To Write The Date In Spanish

Need to learn how to say what day it is in Spanish? It’s a date! Here’s how to write the date in Spanish, along with pronunciations of calendar terms.
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How To Write The Date In Spanish

Writing the date may sound like a simple task, but it can be deceivingly complex. The norms vary country by country, which can make it a tad confusing. You probably won’t get into too much trouble if you write the date wrong, but it’s still worth knowing how to do it right. Dates can come up a lot when you’re traveling, especially when you’re booking flights and hotels. Here, we’ll give you an overview of calendar vocab and show you how to put it all together.

Days Of The Week In Spanish

Note: In most countries besides the United States, the week begins on Monday, rather than Sunday.

Monday — lunes

Tuesday — martes

Wednesday — miércoles

Thursday — jueves

Friday — viernes

Saturday — sábado

Sunday — domingo

Months Of The Year In Spanish

January — enero

February — febrero

March — marzo

April — abril

May — mayo

June — junio

July — julio

August — agosto

September — septiembre

October — octubre

November — noviembre

December — diciembre

Write The Date In Spanish

Now that you know the basics, we can put all the pieces together. First, there’s more than one way to write the date in Spanish, as with most languages. There’s the numbers-only version — and if you want to learn how how to say the numbers in Spanish, you should check out this guide — as well as the more formal version.

Numbers-Only Version

In pretty much every country that speaks Spanish, the format is dd/mm/yyyy, which reverses the American style of putting the month first. So September 7, 2014 would be 07/09/2014.

Formal Version

First, it must be noted that unlike in English, the days of the week and the months of the year are not capitalized. The basic format is [day of the week], el [day] de [month] de [year]So then Sunday, September 7, 2014, would be domingo, el 7 de septiembre de 2014 in Spanish.

There is also a slight variation where the de before the year can also be del. In that case it would just be domingo, el 7 de septiembre del 2014.

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Thomas Moore Devlin
Thomas grew up in suburban Massachusetts, and moved to New York City for college. He studied English literature and linguistics at New York University, but spent most of his time in college working for the student paper. Because of this, he has really hard opinions about AP Style. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and getting angry about things on Twitter. He's spent a lot of time trying to learn Spanish, and has learned a little German.
Thomas grew up in suburban Massachusetts, and moved to New York City for college. He studied English literature and linguistics at New York University, but spent most of his time in college working for the student paper. Because of this, he has really hard opinions about AP Style. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and getting angry about things on Twitter. He's spent a lot of time trying to learn Spanish, and has learned a little German.
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