Days of the Week in Russian

Spell and Pronounce Days of the Week in Russian


In Russian, the week is divided into seven ни eдели (days of the week). The Russian week, however, begins on Monday, not Sunday, as it does in several other countries.

This means that the five-day workweek takes place first, with Saturday and Sunday marking the true conclusion of the week, therefore the weekend. Keep this in mind because Monday is the first day of the week on a Russian calendar.



Below, I have compiled a list days of the week in Russian.

Days in RussianPronunciationIn English
понедельникPuh-nee-DYEHL’-neekMonday
вторникFTOHR-neekTuesday
средаSree-DAHWednesday
четвергCheet-VYEHRKThursday
пятницаPYAHT-nee-tsuhFriday
субботаSoo-BOH-tuhSaturday
воскресеньеVuhs-kree-SYEHN’-yeSunday

In conclusion, it’s important to remember that in Russian, they’re not capitalized unless the day is at the beginning of a phrase.



Looking for more? Check out how to spell and pronounce months of the year in Russian.





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