Vocabulary 3--Days and Months

Calendar Divisions

день (masc.)—day

неде́ля—week

месяц—month

бу́дний день—a weekday, a business day

выходны́е дни—weekend

Days of the Week

Days of the week are not capitalized in Russian.

понеде́льник—Monday

вто́рник -Tuesday

среда́—Wednesday

четве́рг—Thursday

пя́тница—Friday

суббо́та—Saturday

воскресе́нье—Sunday


Month Names

Month names are not capitalized in Russian.

All month names are masculine.

янва́рь—January

февра́ль—February

март—March

апре́ль—April

май—May

ию́нь—June

ию́ль—July

а́вгуст—August

сентя́брь—September

октя́брь—October

ноя́брь—November

дека́брь—December


Meaning of the Names of the Days of the Week

понеде́льник—the day after the sabbath (with the sabbath being Sunday)

вто́рник—the second

среда́—the middle

четве́рг—the fourth

пя́тница—the fifth

суббо́та—the (jewish) sabbath

воскресе́нье—archaic spelling of воскресение (resurrection)