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Learn the Days of the Week and Months in Portuguese


In everyday life, there are many different situations where you need to say the day of the week, the month, or the date. Learning the days of the week and months in Portuguese, therefore, is an essential part of learning the language. Fortunately, it’s not too difficult to master; if you practice with a tutor, you should be able to learn it relatively quickly.


In this post, we’ll go through the vocabulary for the days of the week and the months in Portuguese, and then take a look at how to use it to say the date.


Days of the Week in Portuguese


Sunday

Domingo


Monday

Segunda-feira


Tuesday

Terça-feira


Wednesday

Quarta-feira


Thursday

Quinta-feira


Friday

Sexta-feira


Saturday

Sábado


Months in Portuguese


January

Janeiro


February

Fevereiro


March

Março


April

Abril


May

Maio


June

Junho


July

Julho


August

Agosto


September

Setembro


October

Outubro


November

Novembro


December

Dezembro


Saying the Date

Saying the date is relatively easy if you know the days of the week and the months in Portuguese, and the Portuguese numbers up to 31. This is because, unlike in English, in Portuguese the cardinal number is used to say the date, not the ordinal; rather than saying “February 19th” or “the 19th of February,” you say “day 19 of February,” or in Portuguese, dia dezenove de fevereiro. So, you don’t need to remember how to say words like “second” or “fourth,” just the basic numbers. When it comes to saying the year, in Portuguese it is always said as one number, rather than the common English practice of dividing it into two numbers, as in “nineteen eighty-four” for the year 1984. So, to say the date 06-17-1984, you’d say dia dezessete de junho, de mil novecentos e oitenta e quatro.


Here are a couple more examples:


07-04-1776

Dia sete de julho, de mil setecentos e setenta e seis.


05-14-1952

Dia quatorze de maio, de mil novecentos e cinquenta e dois.


01-20-2009

Dia vinte de janeiro, de dois mil e nove.


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