Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Monday June 24, 2013

martes, noun:
Tuesday

Like other Spanish days of the week, martes is not written with a capital letter and it is masculine. And like other days of the week ending in ‘-es’, such as lunes, martes is the same in the singular and the plural.

todos los martes
every Tuesday

Jugamos los martes.
We play on Tuesdays.

Many English-speakers feel that Friday 13th is unlucky. For Spanish-speakers the equivalent is martes y trece, Tuesday 13th. There is even a little rhyme to remind you:

En martes, no te cases ni te embarques.
Don’t get married or set sail on a Tuesday.


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