Spanish Months of the Year
At the top of this page is a tool for learning the Spanish months in order with audio. Next we have a table of the months with audio, and then some details on how to use them along with examples.
Learn the Months of the Year in Spanish
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How to Talk About Dates in Spanish
In Spanish the names of the months are only capitalized if they begin a sentence. This differs from English where names of months are always capitalized.
In Spanish – Put the Month After the Date
When talking about dates in English the month can placed either before or after the date.
Before: The fourth of July
After: July fourth
When talking about dates in Spanish the month must always be placed after the day.
After: El cuatro de julio
Cardinals or Ordinals?
Dates in English are said and written using ordinal numbers (first, second, third). Spanish, however, uses cardinal numbers (one, two, three).
The exception to this rule is the first of the month in Latin America where it’s common to use the ordinal number (first) for the first day of the month. Example: El primero de diciembre.
English: The twenty-fifth of December.
Spanish: El veniticinco de diciembre.
This literally translates to: The 25 of December.
Spanish: ¿Qué fecha es hoy?
English: What day is it?
Spanish: Hoy es diez de mayo.
English: Today is May 10th.
Spanish: Hoy es veinticuatro…
English: Today is the twenthy fourth…
Spanish: …de diciembre.
English: …of December.
Spanish: ¿Qué dia nos vemos?
English: What day will we meet?
Spanish: El seis de marzo.
English: On March 6th.
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