Learn Chinese for Free—Lesson 8

Lesson 8 of 360

Today's Chinese characters:

年月日号星期

What day is today? The target of this lesson is how to say dates and days of the week. Look how easy it is to learn them in Chinese...

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Characters' Essentials

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nián
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Year
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yuè
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-Month
-Moon
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-Day
-Sun
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hào
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Number; date
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xīng
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Star
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A period of time

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   ­yuè   ­
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January
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èr   ­yuè   ­
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February
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sān   ­yuè   ­
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March
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April
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May
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liù   ­yuè   ­
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June
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   ­yuè   ­
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July
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   ­yuè   ­
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August
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jiǔ   ­yuè   ­
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September
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shí   ­yuè   ­
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October
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shí   ­   ­yuè   ­
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November
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shí   ­èr   ­yuè   ­
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December
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xīng   ­   ­   ­
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Monday
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xīng   ­   ­èr   ­
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Tuesday
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xīng   ­   ­sān   ­
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Wednesday
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xīng   ­   ­   ­
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Thursday
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xīng   ­   ­   ­
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Friday
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xīng   ­   ­liù   ­
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Saturday
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xīng   ­   ­   ­
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Sunday (written form)
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xīng   ­   ­
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Week; short for Sunday
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Date


How to write and read years

Simply write the number followed by and read every single figure.

NOTE: Number zero () can also be written .

All the following examples are correct:

2000

The following example is wrong:

ATTENTION: Cannot read , must read er4 líng líng líng , every single figure.


How to write and read months

Simply write the corresponding number (from 1 to 12) followed by and read as normal.


How to write and read days

Simply write the number of the day followed by or and read as normal.

is mainly used in written Chinese, while is preferred in spoken language.


We're now able to write and read a complete date!

八月

Sentence Structure 1
The TTT Rule

The TimeTimeTime rule can be applied to the way dates are shown in Chinese:

The word showing a longer period of time comes first.


Order of time words in dates

The order of time words in a date is year-month-day-day of the week.

星期


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