How to Say “Tuesday” in Spanish
Discover how to say Tuesday in Spanish
Tuesday is known as "martes" in Spanish. The word "martes" is derived from the Roman god of war, Mars, as Tuesday was named after him in the Roman calendar.
To say "today is Tuesday" in Spanish, one would say "hoy es martes." To say "tomorrow is Tuesday," it would be "mañana es martes." To ask "what day is it today?" the phrase "¿qué día es hoy?" can be used, with the response being "hoy es martes."
It's important to note that the days of the week in Spanish are not capitalized and that "martes" is not a masculine or feminine noun, so it doesn't change based on the gender of the noun it refers to.
In addition to "martes," there are several other ways to refer to Tuesday in Spanish. For example, "el segundo día de la semana" (the second day of the week), "el día después de lunes" (the day after Monday), and "el día antes de miércoles" (the day before Wednesday).
Spanish also has a way to express the day of the week in a more colloquial way. For example, "el día de la marmota" (Ground Day) is a reference to the movie Groundhog Day, where the main character relives the same day over and over again.
By referring to a particular Tuesday throughout the past or future, the reassortment "el" (the) or "el próximo" (the next) are commonly used before "martes," as in "el martes pasado" (previous Tuesday) and "el próximo martes" (the next Tuesday) (next Tuesday).
It is also worth noting that Spanish-speaking countries have different ways of expressing the date. For example, in Spain, the date is usually expressed as "día de mes de año" (day of month of year) such as "25 de enero de 2022" (25th of January of 2022) while in Latin America it is more common to use "mes día, año" (month day, year) such as "enero 25, 2022"
In conclusion, "martes" is the word for Tuesday in Spanish. Knowing how to say and use this word in various contexts can come in handy when reading Spanish-language newspapers, conversing with Spanish-speaking colleagues, or traveling to Spanish-speaking countries. Practice and exposure to the language can also help you become more comfortable with the nuances of the Spanish language.