"The party is on Saturday."
Translation:La fiesta es el sábado.
I really can't find any information on the net about why we don't use the preposition 'on' in Spanish. I get why we use the definite article but it still feels more logical to write 'La fiesta es EN el sábado'.
I mean we do use other prepositions with the weekdays such as 'Desde', 'De', etc. So why can't we use 'En'.
Here is an explanation to most of the intricate details on how the Spanish language handles week days: https://www.fluentu.com/blog/spanish/spanish-days-of-the-week/
Well, to quote the page you linked to:
“On Monday” doesn’t translate directly into Spanish In English, we use the preposition “on” to talk about something happening on a specific day. Resist the urge to translate directly—in Spanish, you don’t need to insert the word en, or any other preposition, for that matter! When talking about days of the week, use the pronouns el and los to mean “on.”
Use el when talking about one single occurrence, and the plural los when talking about something that happens habitually.
The correct answer is "La fiesta es el sábado.", but I put "El" and have mistaken the answer. Then, Duolingo showed another answer. "El festejo es el sábado". Does "el festejo" exist for a word??? What is different between "la fiesta" and "el festejo"?
For days of the week Spanish uses 'the' instead of 'on'. It sounds strange but when you think about it using on is a bit odd too. Something can be on a hill or a table, but on a day??