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Days of the Week in English (Basic, A1 Level)

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In this lesson, you will learn the days of the week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The lesson includes ways to pronounce the days of the week.


Days of the week

The weekdays are






The weekend days are



Example sentences

My parents go to church every Sunday.

My classes are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

We leave on Tuesday and come back on Thursday.

John plays soccer with his friends on Saturdays.

I usually don’t work on Saturdays, but I have to prepare for a big Monday meeting.


Dictionary pronunciation

Below is the dictionary pronunciation of each day of the week.

Monday /ˈmʌnˌdeɪ/

Tuesday /ˈtuːzˌdeɪ/

Wednesday /ˈwɛnzˌdeɪ/

Thursday /ˈθɚzˌdeɪ//ˈθɜːrzdeɪ/

Friday /ˈfraɪˌdeɪ/

Saturday /ˈsætɚˌdeɪ/

Sunday /ˈsʌndeɪ//ˈsənˌdeɪ/

Other pronunciations

Here is another way you hear people pronounce the days of the week. Specifically, the “–day” ending is pronounced as /di/. This happens especially in fast speech.

Monday /ˈmʌnˌdi/

Tuesday /ˈtuːzˌdi//tʃuːzˌdi/

Wednesday /ˈwɛnzˌdi/

Thursday /ˈθɚzˌdi//ˈθɜːrzdi/

Friday /ˈfraɪˌdi/

Saturday /ˈsætɚˌdi/

Sunday /ˈsənˌdi/


Three-letter abbreviations

You can use the first three letters to abbreviate the days of the week.

Mon - Monday

Tue - Tuesday

Wed - Wednesday

Thu - Thursday

Fri - Friday

Sat Saturday

Sun - Sunday

One-letter abbreviations

Especially in schedules, you can use one-letter abbreviations for the days of the week.

This presents a problem because Tuesday and Thursday as well as Saturday and Sunday start with the same letter. Here’s the solution.

M - Mon - Monday

T - Tuesday

W - Wednesday

R - Thursday

F - Friday

S - Saturday

U - Sunday

For example, in a course schedule, you may see this line:

TR 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

This means your classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4:00 and 5:30 in the afternoon.

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