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El viernes tocamos la guitarra

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El viernes tocamos la guitarra

"El viernes tocamos la guitarra," but "Mi padre come pescado LOS viernes".

I can't see the difference here?

Asked 9 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Peter

To say you do something on a specific day of the week we can use el or los (singular or plural article), but the article in singular (el) generally implies that you are talking about "this [Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday...] coming". For example, today is Friday, and I say:

El domingo voy al cine. 

On Sunday (this Sunday coming) I am going to the cinema. 

When we refer to a general "On [day of the week] I do something/I usually do something", we use the plural article: los

Los domingos voy al cine. 

On Sundays (every Sunday) I go to the cinema.

This is the difference in these two sentences:

El viernes tocamos la guitarra.

On Friday {this Friday} we are playing the guitar.

Mi padre come pescado los viernes.

My dad usually eats fish on Fridays (every Friday).

I hope this clarified it.

Saludos

 

El viernes tocamos la guitarra

"El viernes tocamos la guitarra," but "Mi padre come pescado LOS viernes".

I can't see the difference here?

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