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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

Days Orthography Pinyin Sense
Monday 星 期 一 xīngqīyī star period one
Tuesday 星 期 二 xīngqī'èr star period two
Wednesday 星 期 三 xīngqīsān star period three
Thursday 星 期 四 xingqis\EC star period four
Friday 星 期 五 xīngqīwǔ star period five
Saturday 星 期 六 xīngqīliù star period six
Sunday 星 期 天 xīngqītiān star period day

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

Days Orthography Pinyin Sense
Monday 禮 拜 一 lǐbàiyī worship one
Tuesday 禮 拜 二 lǐbài'èr worship two
Wednesday 禮 拜 三 lǐbàisān worship three
Thursday 禮 拜 四 lǐbàisì worship four
Friday 禮 拜 五 lǐbàiwǔ worship five
Saturday 禮 拜 六 lǐbàiliù worship six
Sunday 禮 拜 天 lǐbàitiān worship day

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

Days Orthography Pinyin Sense
Monday 週 一 zhōuyī cycle one
Tuesday 週 二 zhōu'èr cycle two
Wednesday 週 三 zhōusān cycle three
Thursday 週 四 zhōusì cycle four
Friday 週 五 zhōuwǔ cycle five
Saturday 週 六 zhōuliù cycle six
Sunday 週 日 zhōurì cycle 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

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