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
Months in Portuguese
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:
Dia sete de julho, de mil setecentos e setenta e seis.
Dia quatorze de maio, de mil novecentos e cinquenta e dois.
Dia vinte de janeiro, de dois mil e nove.
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