Portuguese Vocabulary: Months and Days of the Week

by The Language Club / Tuesday, 30 June 2015 / Published in Latest News

Take a look at the months (meses) and days of the week (dias da semana) in portuguese. They’re easy!

 DAYS OF THE WEEK

Mondaysegunda-feira
Tuesdayterça-feira
Wednesdayquarta-feira
Thursdayquinta-feira
Fridaysexta-feira
Saturdaysábado
Sundaydomingo
the dayo dia
weeka semana
weekendo fim de semana
todayhoje
tomorrowamanhã

The days from Monday to Friday have this name because they were called according to the fair (feira) that used to take place in that day a long time ago. A “Feira” is a set of tents pitched in the street where you can buy vegetables, fruits, and other foods.

MONTHS OF THE YEAR

Januaryjaneiro
Februaryfevereiro
Marchmarço
Aprilabril
Maymaio
Junejunho
Julyjulho
Augustagosto
Septembersetembro
Octoberoutubro
Novembernovembro
Decemberdezembro
montho mês
the first of [a month]primeiro de [month]
yearo ano

To say a specific day of a month, use cardinal and not ordinal numbers. Also noticed that the date is written with the day first, and then the month: 16/04/2005 – Dezesseis de abril de dois mil e cinco.

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