Days of the week in English (and the best tips to learn them)
Published on June 8, 2020 / Updated on November 10, 2022
Learning the days of the week is essential for any language learner. From booking an appointment to making a hotel reservation, knowing how to say the days of the week is a vital part of everyday speaking.
Thankfully the days of the week in English are quite simple to learn (we promise!) and we’ve got some great tips on how to help you remember them.
There are seven days in a calendar week – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
While each day has a distinctive spelling and sound, they all have one thing in common. They all end with the word DAY. So all you really need to remember is the first part of the word. Hurray!
Easy, right? In fact, it is. It is a lot simpler and easier to remember than say, the Spanish days of the week.
|The days in English
|MUN – day
|TUEZ – day
|WENZ – day
|THURZ – day
|FRY – day
|SUN – day
As with everything when learning a new language, repetition and proper pronunciation are key to helping the new words stick in your memory.
Learning languages can be fun! Watch this silly video that will promise ingrain the days of the week in your mind with a catchy tune.
Or if that’s a bit too young, then check out Alison as she sings a somewhat catchy, if annoyingly so, song.
If you have memorized the days of the week in English but you’re struggling with the spelling, then go wild with this fun and silly game of Hangman.
This randomized game provides a clue about the word you need to spell. However for each letter you get wrong, the monkey watching you play is getting closer to getting squashed. You may find yourself intentionally getting the spelling wrong just to see him get squashed.
Firstly, the thing to note is that “the days of the week” and “weekdays” in English are not the same thing.
The phrase “days of the week” refers to all seven days. From Monday right through to Sunday.
The weekdays are the five working days, which are Monday to Friday and so the weekend for most countries is Saturday and Sunday. However, in some countries like Israel, due to their religious holidays, the weekday actually starts on Sunday and finishes on Thursday.
Now that you’ve learnt the days of the week, you will need the relevant vocabulary to be able to put them into a sentence. Firstly here are some words and phrases that you can use with the days of the week.
There you have it! Now all you need to do is keep practising and asking questions!