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Days of the week in Spanish

Songs are a good way for children to learn the days of the week in Spanish. If they understand the concept of the week in English, they are learning new labels. As they apply the words to their daily activities they will learn the words at a deeper level, but songs are a good way to start. Here are two songs that work well to teach the Spanish days of the week. The first focuses on the day of the week and the second teaches the days of the week and weather.

Song for learning the days of the week in Spanish

This song, Los días de la semana, is by Dámaris Gelabert. The tune is easy and there is plenty of repetition of the Spanish days. The words semana (week) and siete (seven) are also a part of the song, and all these words reinforce each other.

This video has the words for the Spanish days of the week on the screen, and it also has the numbers and images for cole (school) and casa (home). The lyrics and a translation follow the video. You can buy the mp3 of Los días de la semana on Amazon.

days of the week in spanish song

 

 

The days of the week in Spanish – Lyrics and translation

Lunes, martes, miércoles, jueves, viernes, sabado, y domingo.
Lunes, martes, miércoles, jueves, viernes, sabado, y domingo.
Son siete días a la semana,
Cinco en el cole y dos en casa.
Hoy los aprendo cantando así.
Lunes, martes, miércoles, jueves, viernes, sabado, y domingo.
Lunes, martes, miércoles, jueves, viernes, sabado, y domingo.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
There are seven days in the week,
Five in school and two at home.
Today I learn them singing this way.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

 

Song for learning the Spanish days of the week and weather expressions

This song, Los días de la semana, is from the children’s musical Shalambá. The musical is produced by Andrés Meseguer, who produces other musicals in Spain and also CDs of children’s music. This song associates each day of the week with a different weather condition. This is an effective teaching strategy because kids can associate the days with something visual. Of course, it does not rain every Monday, but for the purposes of learning the vocabulary, that does not matter.

This video has the words for the Spanish days of the week on the screen and also images that make the weather vocabulary clear.  The lyrics and a translation follow the video.

 

Song for learning the Spanish days of the week and weather expressions – Lyrics and translation

Los lunes llueve mucho.
Los martes hace sol.
Los miercoles, nublado está.
Los jueves, ¡qué calor!
Los viernes hace viento,
las hojas caen al son.
Los sábados al parque voy.
Es domingo ¡Qué ilusión!

Los días de la semana
son siete nada más.
Y ahora tú los vas a recordar:
lunes, martes, miercoles, jueves, viernes, sabado, domingo.

Mondays it rains a lot.
Tuesdays it is sunny.
Wednesdays it is cloudy
Thursdays, so hot!
Fridays, it is windy,
The leaves fall to the sound.
Saturdays, I go to the park.
Sundays, how exciting! (or, Isn’t it wonderful? ¡Qué ilusión! is a common expression to express happiness.)

The days of the week,
there are only seven.
And now you are going to remember them:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

Unfortuantely, the songs from Shalambá are not yet available to buy in the US. You can listen to all of Andrés Meseguer’s songs on his website, and one of the CDs, La banda de Ary Tikky, is available on iTunes.

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