Days of the week in Spanish with audio


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In Latin countries, Monday is considered the first day of the week.












               Spanish             English

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




Note that:


The days of the week are masculine and not capitalized.

El martes tengo un examen.                         I have an exam on Tuesday.


Sábado” and “domingo” add an s to form the plural.

Marzo tiene cinco sábados y domingos.

There are five Saturdays and Sundays in March.


 “On” is translated as the definite article. The article is most of the times required.

Llámame el lunes.                               Call me on Monday.



Examples (find audio below):


No me gustan los lunes.                               I don’t like Mondays.

Llegué el martes (pasado)                            I arrived last Tuesday /on Tuesday.

Los miércoles voy a baile.                            I  go to dance class on Wednesdays.

Me gustan los jueves.                                   I like Thursdays.

¡Es viernes!                                                  It’s Friday!

Me encantan los fines de semana.                 I love weekends.


        





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Telling the time in Spanish


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Telling the time in Spanish is very similar to English. Have you already learned Spanish numbers? If so, let’s get started on telling the time.











To ask the time:

¿Qué hora es?                                            What time is it?



To tell the time:


    Time                      Spanish                            English

1:00
Es la una (en punto).
It’s one o’clock.
1:10
Es la una y diez.
It’s ten past one.
1:15
Es la una y cuarto.
It’s a quarter past one.
1:30
Es la una y media.
It’s half past one.
1:35
Son las dos menos veinticinco.
It’s twenty-five to two.
1:45
Son las dos menos cuarto.
It’s a quarter to two.
2:00
Son las dos (en punto).
It’s two o’clock.
3:00
Son las tres (en punto).
It’s three o’clock.



Note that:


Like in English, the verb ser(to be) is used. The third plural person (son) is used for all times, save for one (o’clock). In this case, the third singular person (es) is used. Of course, time can be in the past (imperfect) and future.


The definite article is used before the hour (la/las).

4:00 Son las cuatro y diez.                          It’s ten past four.


Contrary to English, the hour comes before the minutes:

5:22 Son las cinco y veintidós.                    It’s twenty-two past five.


Y is used between the hour and minutes, during the first half of an hour:

6:12 Son las seis y doce.                             It’s twelve past six.
  

 Menos is used between the hour and minutes, during the second half of an hour:

6:40 Son las siete menos veinte.                It’s twenty to seven.




Glossary:


De la mañana: in the morning, a.m.

A(l) mediodía: at midday/ noon. This time expression if frequently used between 12:00 and the time of having lunch.

Es mediodía: it’s midday/noon.

De la tarde: in the afternoon/evening, p.m.

De la noche: in the evening, p.m.

De noche: at night.

A medianoche: at midnight.

Es medianoche: it’s midnight.

De madrugada: in the early morning.

Ayer: yesterday.

Anteayer: the day before yesterday.

Mañana: tomorrow.

Pasado mañana: the day after tomorrow.

La semana pasada: last week.

La semana que viene: next week.

En punto: o’clock, exactly.

A tiempo: on time.

Alrededor de: around.




Useful expressions:


Son las cinco de la mañana.                 It’s five in the morning.

Llegamos a mediodía.                         We arrived at midday.

Llámame a las tres de la tarde.          Call me at three in the afternoon.

¿Cuándo salimos?                                At what time are we leaving?

¿Cuánto dura la película?                    How long is the film?

Dos horas, de tres a cinco.                   Two hours, from three to five.

Son casi las siete.                               It’s almost seven.
        


24 hour clock


The 24 hour clock is only used for official schedules and written statements. Cardinal numbers are used for all minutes.


El vuelo sale a las quince (horas) y cuarenta y cinco (minutos).


The flight departures at 15:45.



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Learn easy Spanish numbers


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Get started on easy Spanish numbers  and learn some vocabulary.










Cero puntos.                            Zero points.

Un libro.                                  One book.

Una falda.                                One skirt.

Dos sillas.                                 Two chairs.

Tres mesas.                              Three tables.

Cuatro cajas.                            Four boxes.

Cinco personas.                         Five people.

Seis coches.                              Six cars.

Siete lápices.                            Seven pencils.

Ocho puertas.                           Eight doors.

Nueve tazas.                             Nine cups.



Spanish numerals are a bit different from English ones. Some of them agree in number and gender. Find out more in the numbers chapter. You will find two audios to help you pronounce numbers.


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Good wishes in Spanish



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Here are good wishes (with 2 audios) in Spanish. 









General good wishes:



Te deseo lo mejor.

All the very best.

Y yo a ti. Gracias.

Me too. Thanks!


Por favor, dale recuerdos a Ana.

Please, give my best wishes to Ana.


Se los daré.

I will.


¡Enhorabuena!

Congratulations!


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Informal good wishes:



¡Buena suerte! Que todo vaya bien.

Good luck! Hope everything goes OK.


Recuerdos para Ana.

Regards to Ana.


¡Enhorabuena!

Congrats!



Formal good wishes:



Le deseo que tenga éxito en…

I wish you success in/with…


Por favor, salude a Ana de mi parte.

Please, give my regards to Ana.



Good wishes on special occasions:



¡Feliz cumpleaños!

Happy Birthday!


¡Feliz Navidad!

Merry Christmas!

Gracias. Igualmente.

Thank you. The same to you.


¡Feliz Año (Nuevo)!

Happy New Year!


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Greeting someone in Spanish



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Here are some Spanish greetings that can be very useful. 









Greeting someone in the morning/afternoon/evening (find audio below):



¡Buenos días! / ¡Buenas tardes! / ¡Buenas noches!

Morning! / Afternoon! / Evening!

¿Cómo estás?

How are you?

Me alegro de verte.    
   
Nice to see you again.

¡Adiós! / ¡Hasta luego!

Goodbye! / See you soon!



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Buenas noches is used as a greeting in the late evening. It is also used as a farewell (as in English).


Informal language:



¡Hola! 

Hi! / Hello! 

¿Qué tal?

How are you doing?

Muy bien. ¡Cuánto tiempo!

Fine. Long time no see!
        
¡Chao! 

Bye!


Formal language:



¡Buenos días! / ¡Buenas tardes! / ¡Buenas noches!

 Good morning! / Good afternoon! / Good evening!

¿Cómo está usted?

How are you?

¡Bien, gracias! ¿Y usted?

Well, thank you! How are you?


In Spanish, the second person can be informal or formal (usted, ustedes).



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