How To Write The Date In Italian

A brief guide to writing the date in Italian, starting with the days of the week — from lunedì to domenica.
write the date in Italian

Ever wanted to go on a date with an Italian? Well, this article can’t really help with that. But it can help you write the date in Italian, which is one of the vocab basics you should definitely learn early on in your language-learning journey. And once you learn the rest of the language, landing that date will be much easier.

Here’s your guide to writing the date in Italian, starting with some vocabulary.

Days Of The Week In Italian

Monday — lunedì

Tuesday — martedì

Wednesday — mercoledì

Thursday — giovedì

Friday — venerdì

Saturday — sabato

Sunday — domenica


Months Of The Year In Italian

January — gennaio

February — febbraio

March — marzo

April — aprile

May — maggio

June — giugno

July — luglio

August — agosto

September — settembre

October — ottobre

November — novembre

December — dicembre


Write The Date In Italian

We’ve covered the basic building blocks; now, it’s time to put them together. To write the date formally, the order you would use is article (always the masculine il), day, month, year — with no punctuation in between. For example, January 4, 2018, would be written as il 4 gennaio 2018. For the first of the month, you can use either il 1 or il primo.

When writing the date informally (in numeric form), like at the top of your future journal entry about how amazing your Italian was on your first date, the format is the same as in much of Europe: day first, then month. So January 4, 2018 is written as 4/1/18. It will also help to brush up on the Italian numbers before you try to write the date.

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