June – el junio
To remember that June is pronounced hoo-nee-oh (junio) in Spanish, use the following mnemonic:
The dune (June) was big, but who could know (junio) it would take a day to travel over it?
NOTE: Mammoth Memory remembers June by thinking of a dune. See our Remembering Months section.
Please also note that names of the months in Spanish do NOT have a capital letter at the start, so it's junio NOT Junio
Note also that June (hoo-nee-oh) and July (hoo-lee-oh) sound very similar but June has the N for nee and July has the L for lee.
In Spanish, all of the months of the year are masculine, so it’s el enero, el febrero, el marzo, el abril, el mayo, el junio, el julio, el agosto, el septiembre, el octubre, el noviembre and el diciembre.
Imagine elephants that take a bath once a month.