Learn Chinese Dates

Posted by Ada Zhou on Oct 14, 2015

learn chinese dates

Firstly we should be aware that the order of year,month,date,and the day of the week in Chinese is written as follows:
2015年(nián)8月(yuè)28日(rì)星(xīng)期(qī)五(wǔ)。

If you want to say the dates correctly, you should know how to say the numbers in Chinese. Here are the basic Chinese numbers.


一(yī)

二(èr)

三(sān)

四(sì)

五(wǔ)

六(liù)

七(qī)

八(bā)

九(jiǔ)

十(shí)

零(líng)

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

0


Table of time


年(nián)

一(yī)九(jiǔ)九(jiǔ)九(jiǔ)年(nián)

二(èr)零(líng)零(líng)零(líng)年(nián)

二(èr)零(líng)一(yī)零(líng)年(nián)

二(èr)零(líng)一(yī)二(èr)年(nián)

Year

Year 1999

Year 2000

Year 2010

Year 2012

月(yuè)

一(yī)月(yuè)

二(èr)月(yuè)

十(shí)月(yuè)

十(shí)二(èr)月(yuè)

Month

January

February

October

December

号(hào)(日(rì))

六(liù)号(hào)

十(shí)二(èr)号(hào)

二(èr)十(shí)八(bā)号(hào)

三(sān)十(shí)一(yī)号(hào)

Date of month

6th

12th

28th

31th

星(xīng)期(qī)

星(xīng)期(qī)一(yī)

星(xīng)期(qī)二(èr)

星(xīng)期(qī)六(liù)

星(xīng)期(qī)天(tiān)

Week

Monday

Tuesday

Saturday

Sunday


Please pay attention to Sunday, we don’t say 星(xīng)期(qī)七(qī),we say 星(xīng)期(qī)天(tiān)or 星(xīng)期(qī)日(rì).

Now you have learned how to say Chinesedates, but how can we ask the dates?

For the year, we can ask “现(xiàn)在(zài)是(shì)几(jǐ)几(jǐ)年(nián)?”or“今(jīn)年(nián)是(shì)几(jǐ)几(jǐ)年(nián)?”

For the month, we can ask “现(xiàn)在(zài)是(shì)几(jǐ)月(yuè)?”
For the day, we can ask “今(jīn)天(tiān)几(jǐ)号(hào)”
For the day of the week, we can ask“今(jīn)天(tiān)星(xīng)期(qī)几(jǐ)”

After you have learnt this method of expression, just make sure to give it a try.

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Ada Zhou is a Chinese Learning teacher at Hanbridge Mandarin. She is focusing on Business Chinese and Chinese New teaching and she likes to talk about Chinese social news to let students know Chinese updated culture.

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