Dates, Months and Seasons in Spanish


How do you say "Today is the 7th June" in Spanish? Learn how to express dates in Spanish.

To start, we will teach you the names of all months in Spanish:

enero - January, febrero - February, marzo - March, abril - April, mayo - May, junio - June, julio - July, agosto - August, septiembre - September, octubre - October, noviembre - November, diciembre -December

Date formation:
- While in English all dates are expressed using ordinal numbers (numbers indicating the order, like first, second, third..., in Spanish the ordinal number is only used for the first day of the month, while cardinal numbers are used for the rest of the month. The word "de" is placed between the number of the date and the month, as in the following examples:

-The first of August is El primero de agosto
-The third of September
is El tres de septiembre

Further rules:

- To say "In a (specific) month" the word "En" is used: In May - En mayo

- Remember that months' names are considered common nouns and not names in Spanish, and are therefore written in lower case

- "On the ninth of February" is expressed as "El nueve de febrero". In other words, to say "on the + day + month" only "el + day + month" is used in Spanish (and not "en el")

- When dates are expressed in numeric format, the day goes before the month, the same as in British English: 20/08/2001

- The question What date is it today? is expressed: ¿Cuál es la fecha de hoy? Don't forget that all questions in Spanish start with an inverted question mark!

And to finish, let's have a look at the seasons. Except for spring, all seasons are masculine nouns in Spanish:

la primavera - spring, el verano - summer, el otoño - autumn, el invierno - winter