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Dates in Spanish - La Fecha
Talking about the date in Spanish is a little bit tricky. There are two things to keep in mind: the definite article is often used and (attn: American English speakers) the number always precedes the month.
Use the following construction to respond:
On the first day of the month, most speakers use the ordinal number primero (first) or 1o (1st) rather than the cardinal number uno.
To write the short form of the date, it is essential to remember that the date goes first, and then the month. This can be very confusing for American English speakers!
If you want to answer with the day of the week, use the following construction:
To ask What day (of the week) is it? say ¿Qué día es hoy?
To answer, simply use (Hoy) Es + the day of the week.
Related Vocabulary + Lessons:
Hacer in expressions of time
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