Time is very crucial for everyone. People regulate their daily routine, and activities according to the Calendar. According to the Gregorian calendar, a year is divided into 12 months.
In Spanish, the months of the year are truly simple words that can be easily learned. Here, we will help you how to memorize months of the year in Spanish.
In this article, you can learn the name of the months of the year in Spanish, their abbreviations, several days in months, how to recall the name of the months, the four key points to remember prepositions and adjectives related to the months, how to make sentences and phrases, and the right vocabulary on months.
Table of Contents
|1. What are the 12 Months in Spanish?||2. The 4 Key Points for the Months in Spanish|
|3. How to Recall the Months Name in Spanish||4. Abbreviation of Months in Spanish|
|5.||6. Use of Grammar in the Months in Spanish|
|7. Months of the Year with Adjectives||8. Using the months in Spanish in a Sentence|
|9. Before & After – antes & después||10. Next – próximo/que viene|
|11. Last – pasado||12. This – este|
|13. Months with Some Common Prepositions||14. During, for – Durante|
|15. Ago- Hace||16. Until – hasta|
|17. Since – desde||18. Time and Month Related Vocabulary|
In Spanish, you will notice that all the months sound very similar to their English analogs as the names have been taken from the era of the Roman Empire. We do not begin with capital letters for the months of the year. Here, you need to learn everything about how to say the months in Spanish, and the name of each month.
A. The names of the months of the year are similar in English and Spanish both as they come from the era of the Roman Julian calendar. B. The names of the months in Spanish are always in Masculine gender and never be written in capitalized forms. D. However, the months of the year look similar to English in their written form but they can sound very different while speaking. So, don’t escape the use of “j” in pronunciation in Spanish. E. Due to the several historical origins of the last four months of the year, the months prefer to end in “o” up to August, and the remaining four months ending in “e”.
Do you how to memorize the name of months in Spanish easily? Here are some tricks to remember the months in Spanish are- 1. You can repeat the sequence of months many times while busy working general activities of the house. This will surely help you to remember them as a pattern and sound sequence. 2. You can also use the months in sentences which will help you to memorize and use them correctly in any small or big sentences as well. 3. The idea of learning month's name as a song in Spanish is good. You can catch the name in sequence easily and this will help to get stuck in your head.
It is always helpful to abbreviate the months of the year in Spanish such as in English. However, some of the months are kept at their original. In written Spanish, it is usual to learn the months abbreviated to three letters. The abbreviations of the months in Spanish are as follows-
A. Months with Masculine Gender and Singular Nouns All months of the year in Spanish are always used in the masculine gender and singular nouns. You don’t need to use them with determiners and adjectives. So, if you want to revise any month with an adjective, you must use the masculine form of the adjective.
In Spanish, three months can be used as a word while making sentences to describe things regular of the time of year belonging to a given month. These months can be adjectives as well as nouns too. You could use de + (month) for the same effect in a sentence if you want to describe something from a month that doesn’t have its adjective. The three months are-
1. Every – todo/cada In Spanish, the word “every” is indicated by the word todo or cada. If you want to point up something that happens every year in a certain month, you need to add the word “todo” or “cada” before the month.
In Spanish, to frame a sentence, you need to use the word before and after.
Next is an adjective and appears as próximo in between the article and the month, just like “el próximo (month)”. In Spanish, “next” can be used as “que viene” too. It means “that comes”, which means it can be used directly after the name of the month in a sentence just like “el (month) que viene”. Those two expressions are interchangeable in meaning.
In Spanish, pasado is a traditional adjective that comes directly after the noun. So, it will be “el (month) pasado” which means the most recent time that month has passed.
This “este” is used as a determiner before a month to talk about the upcoming month. You need to use “este” as a singular masculine determiner.
In Spanish, we do have to learn the prepositions and make sure we’re pairing them correctly with the prepositions like in, on, ago, until, and since. Here are some common prepositions you need to use with the months and some more time-related vocabulary along with explanations and example sentences. 1. In-En As in English, use “en” to talk about something happening during a certain month in Spanish too. Here are some examples you need to learn-
In Spanish, “durante” is used to describe a duration of time. This preposition is sometimes difficult to use because it isn’t the same as its English meaning.
“Hace” is commonly used with an expression of time or you can say the duration of time.” You need to put the verb “hace” before the time expression.
In Spanish, the word “hasta” does not require any other preposition. You can use it before a month or other time expression to express when an action or event will end. The action or event can be in the past, present, or future. So, if we want to talk about something happening until a certain month, we simply use “hasta (month)”.
It refers to the time in the past and followed by only the article when we are talking about the months in Spanish, you need to use “desde (month)”.
Now, you need to learn how to tell people about your birthdays, anniversaries, or, any special plans for vacations in Spanish. Here is some Time and Month related vocabulary, you should memorize – Summer - Verano Fall/Autumn - Otoño Winter - Invierno Spring - Primavera Season - Estación Year – Año