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In English, the days of the week have single-letter abbreviations (M, T, W, etc.) and three-letter abbreviations (Mon., Tue., Wed.). What are the standard ways to abbreviate the days of the week in Spanish?

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I don't know if there's any official standard about this, but:

The single-letter abbreviations are:

L, M, X, J, V, S, D

Note that miércoles is usually written as X, so as not to confuse it with martes.

Regarding múltiple letter abbreviations, the usual way is two-letter abbreviations:

Lu, Ma, Mi, Ju, Vi, Sa, Do

UPDATE:

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I've seen the single-letter abbreviations, and the straightforward three-letter abbreviations, but never the two-letter ones you mention. –  Peter Taylor Jan 17 '12 at 13:12
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On the contrary, the two-letters forms is the most used in my experience (Argentina). –  leonbloy Jan 18 '12 at 21:09

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