Months of the Year in Spanish  

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Months of the Year in Spanish - Los Meses del Año

enero - January
febrero - February
marzo - March
abril - April
mayo - May
junio - June
julio - July
agosto - August
septiembre - September
octubre - October
noviembre - November
diciembre - December
el mes - the month
el año - the year

Note:

- the months of the year are not capitalized
- they are masculine, and are not normally used with articles
- there is no "u" in agosto, and the first vowel in diciembre is an "i", not an "e"

To say in a month, use en or en el mes de.

Ella va a venir en junio.
She is going to come in June.

Hace buen tiempo en el mes de mayo.
The weather is nice in May.

Seasons of the Year in Spanish - Las estaciones del Año

la primavera - spring
el verano - summer
el otoño - autumn
el invierno - winter

Note:
The seasons are generally used with the definite article.

En la primavera llueve mucho.
It rains a lot in the spring.

El verano es maravilloso.
Summer is marvelous.

estación vs. temporada

As you already know, season translates to Spanish as estación.

The Spanish word temporada is used for most other "seasons", such as for "football season", "bullfighting season", "television season", "opera season", etc.

Mi estación favorita es la primavera.
My favorite season is spring.

Esta temporada de fútbol será fenomenal.
This soccer season will be phenomenal.

Dates

To give the date in Spanish, use the definite article "el" plus a cardinal number (e.g., dos, tres, ... treinta y uno) plus de and the month (plus "de" and the year). For the first day of the month, use primero, not uno.

Hoy es el primero de enero.
Today is January 1.

Es el dos de febrero.
It is February 2.

Estamos al 31 de marzo.
Today is March 31.

To ask the date, use one of the following:

¿Cuál es la fecha hoy?
What's today's date?

¿Qué día es hoy?
What day of the month is it?

¿A qué día del mes estamos?
What day (date) is it today?

To give the year, use the regular number, normally with mil (1000), as in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight (do not try to use the equivalent of nineteen hundred).

June 1, 1853 - el primero de junio de mil ochocientos cincuenta y tres
May 22, 1987 - el veintidós de mayo de mil novecientos ochenta y siete
March 30, 1990 - el treinta de marzo de mil novecientos noventa
October 15, 2000 - el quince de octubre de dos mil
December 17, 2002 - el diecisiete de diciembre de dos mil dos

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