Days of the week in Spanish
Cool. I couldn't get the words you quoted to fit the tune, so I looked it up on YouTube. Here's a version that probably fits the phrasing you describe, though he uses English words to string the days together ("and there's," "and then"). https://youtu.be/ZJURmxbRwz4?t=26
Another version that uses all Spanish, but with slightly different phrasing. I like it better except for how she breaks the rhythm of the song on "semana": https://youtu.be/HOTR5OF2A4Y?t=115
Both of those started with lunes, which is considered the first day of the week in Spain. There's another version with domingo first.
Monday es lunes. Thanks! That doesn't seem to be in the lessons. Also, there are mistakes on duolingo, like referring to some nouns as singular when they're plural and vice versa. There should be a dispute menu so beta users can submit corrections, and vote for or against the corrections.
Week days come from Roman Mithology and can help you remember them or at least learn other words. Lunes - Luna (Moon) Martes - Marte (Mars) Miercoles - Mercurio (Mercury) Jueves - Jupiter (Jupiter) Viernes - Venus (Venus)
Saturday and Sunday have different roots, but if you are interested: Domingo - (Lord's Day -From latin) Sabado- (Sabbath -Hebrew)
Yeah, I had suspected that when I had first learned lunes is Monday, and found a great article which gives more insight and detail on about.com: http://spanish.about.com/od/historyofspanish/a/names_of_days.htm
It's also interesting that English weekday names were also originated from Roman Gods, but many of theme substituted for Norse Gods which had similar traits. That's why Thor, God of Lightning, is used instead of Jupiter, who was the Roman God of lightning. Thursday is therefore Thor's day. English also keeps Saturday as "Saturns Day" and Sunday as "Day of the Sun."
We all know what are the days of the week in Spanish, it's important to learn it's pronunciation and also the Abbreviations. https://linguapsych.com/spanish-days-of-the-week/ Duolingo does great job in teaching you the correct vocabulary, if you want full guide, check out the link above