Days of the Week in Italian

Spell and Pronounce Days of the Week in Italian


Did you guys know that the names given to the days of the week in many languages are derived from the names of the planets? They were initially given names by the Babylonians, and afterwards by the Romans. The assumption that celestial bodies would regulate the first hour of each day led to the naming of the days of the week after planets.

However, In Italian weeks days, Sunday is the official holiday and other days are the working days.



Below is a lost of the days of the week in Italian and also their origins:

Days in ItalianIn English
LunedìMonday
MartedìTuesday
MercoledìWednesday
GiovedìThursday
VenerdìFriday
SaturnoSaturday
DomenicaSunday

In conclusion, a few concluding thoughts. The days of the week are not written in capital letters in Italian. With the exception of Domnica, they are all male. The Italian phrase “il final settimana” means “the conclusion of the week.” However, an increasing number of Italians are using the English term, but with an exquisite and distinct Italian accent.



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