Spanish days of the week and their planetary correspondence
Since ancient times each day of the week was associated with one of the seven planets that were known to the ancients.
In the times of the ancient Greece, only 5 planets were known to the people. 5 planets plus the Sun and the Moon. That made the seven planets that were known to them.
That is how each one of the days of the week was thought of. Each day was mainly under the influence of one of those seven “planets”.
Lunes (Monday) – Luna (Moon)
Martes (Tuesday) – Marte (Mars)
Miércoles (Wednesday) – Mercurio (Mercury)
Jueves (Thursday) – Júpiter (Jupiter)
Viernes (Friday) – Venus (Venus)
Sábado (Saturday) – Saturno (Saturn)
Domingo (Sunday) – Sol (Sun)
As you can see, the root of the word given to the name of the week is similar to the root of the word given to its associated planet That is not just a coincidence. The ancients believed each day was governed or influenced mainly by one planet.
In this video-lesson we’ll learn the Spanish days of the week and some few other words. I will show you how to pronounce each word and we will practice doing some sentences as well.
We will also use these words:
Hoy – Today
Yesterday – Ayer
Mañana – Tomorrow
Anteayer – The day before yesterday
Pasado mañana – The day after tomorrow
Try to pronounce each word, each sound, the same as I do, so you get used to using your mouth and tongue to pronounce like in Spanish. Let me know if you have any questions :-)
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