The following information about writing letters in Spanish is not exhaustive, but should be regarded as information which will make your letters more "Spanish" and very importantly may avoid misunderstandings or misinterpretations. Being familiar with some of the conventions of Spanish letter writing will also be of interest when you receive letters in Spanish or English from Spanish native speakers. In formal letters if you are writing on a plain sheet of paper, it is normal to write your name, without title, above your address at the top of the page, either on the left or the right—hand side of the sheet. When writing your own address, it is of course quite correct to place commas at the ends of lines, if you wish.
Times and Dates in Spanish
Spanish Grammar Rules
To say the date in Spanish, you first say the number corresponding to that day's date, then the month and the year. You've also got to throw an el and some de s in there. Let's take a look at the formula for saying dates. You can also use del instead of de when giving the year. For this date, you'll use the ordinal number primero first. There are two common ways to write the date in Spanish.
Dates in Spanish
We write the date in English in different ways. The most common way in British English is to write the day of the month first, then the month starting with a capital letter and then the year:. Sometimes the last two letters of the number as spoken can be used th , rd , st , nd :. With the exception of May and June, months can be shortened as follows:. In written American English, the month of the date comes before the day and year.
Have conversations faster, understand people when they speak fast, and other tested tips to learn faster. For vocab on dates of the romantic kind, read here. In most cases, it will depend on whether you are expressing a date in an informal or formal context — the latter being something like a legal document. You can find a separate post on days, months and seasons vocab here.