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Days Of The Week In Mandarin Chinese

Is time to learn about days of week in Chinese. One of the first things you have to learn in Chinese is how to talk about the weekdays. In Chinese the days of the week have three forms of written and pronunciation.

Days of the Week

Week - ( 星期) - (Xīngqí)

Using 星期 (xīngqī) or "star period" in the days of the week in Chinese

DaysOrthographyPinyinSense
Monday星 期 一xīngqīyīstar period one
Tuesday星 期 二 xīngqī'èrstar period two
Wednesday星 期 三 xīngqīsānstar period three
Thursday星 期 四 xingqis\ECstar period four
Friday星 期 五 xīngqīwǔstar period five
Saturday星 期 六 xīngqīliùstar period six
Sunday星 期 天 xīngqītiānstar period day

Using 禮 拜 (lǐbài) or "worship" in the days of the week in Chinese

DaysOrthographyPinyinSense
Monday禮 拜 一lǐbàiyīworship one
Tuesday禮 拜 二 lǐbài'èrworship two
Wednesday禮 拜 三 lǐbàisānworship three
Thursday禮 拜 四 lǐbàisìworship four
Friday禮 拜 五 lǐbàiwǔworship five
Saturday禮 拜 六 lǐbàiliùworship six
Sunday禮 拜 天 lǐbàitiānworship day

Using 週 (zhōu) or "cycle" in the days of the week in Chinese

DaysOrthographyPinyinSense
Monday週 一 zhōuyīcycle one
Tuesday週 二zhōu'èrcycle two
Wednesday週 三 zhōusāncycle three
Thursday週 四 zhōusìcycle four
Friday週 五 zhōuwǔcycle five
Saturday週 六 zhōuliùcycle six
Sunday週 日 zhōurìcycle day

Examples:

My favorite day of the week is Sunday.

我 每 周 最 喜 欢 的 一 天 是 週 日

Wǒ měi zhōu zuì xǐhuan de yītiān shì zhōu rì

My birthday is on Wednesday.

我 的 生 日 是 在 星 期 三

Wǒ de shēngrì shì xīngqí sān

My friend and I went to the disco on Saturday.

我 和 朋 友 去 了 迪 斯 科 星 期 六

Wǒ hé péngyǒu qù le dísīkē xīngqí liù

My dad will go to travel on Thursday.

我 的 爸 爸 会 去 旅 行 星 期 四

Wǒ de bà ba huì qù lǚxíng xīngqí sì


Author: Zoe Mei
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