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?
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
I've seen the single-letter abbreviations, and the straightforward three-letter abbreviations, but never the two-letter ones you mention. Jan 17, 2012 at 13:12
1On the contrary, the two-letters forms is the most used in my experience (Argentina).– leonbloyJan 18, 2012 at 21:09
Windows 10 for Culture Spanish Spain (es-ES) uses the single letter abbreviations LM X J V S D– Warren PNov 11, 2015 at 20:08
It appears the reference link, manualdeestilo.com has been down a while. Asking google to search within the website for abreviaturas returns zero results. Does anyone have a reference? Also, in general please share authoritative style references for Latin American Spanish.– nickalhJan 19 at 0:08
In Costa Rica and Puerto Rico martes is abbreviated with a K for the same reason:
- L, K, M, J, V, S, D