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Talking About Dates

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Vocabulary

EnglishHanzi
Simplified (Traditional)
Pinyin
Monthyuè
June六月liù yuè
December十二月shí èr yuè
this / present这zhè
up / pastshànɡ
down / futurexià
this month 这个月 (這個月)zhè ge yuè
last month 上个月 (上個月)shànɡ ge yuè
next month下个月 (下個月)xià ge yuè
week星期xīnɡ qī 
this week 这个星期 (這個星期)zhè ge xīnɡ qī
last week 上个星期 (上個星期)shànɡ ge xīnɡ qī
next week 下个星期 (下個星期) xià ge xīnɡ qī
1 week一个星期 yī ge xīng qī
2 weeks二 个星期 èr ge xīng qī
3 weeks三个星期 sān ge xīng qī
Monday星期一xīnɡ qī yī
Tuesday 星期二 xīnɡ qī èr
Wednesday星期三xīnɡ qī sān
Thursday星期四xīnɡ qī sì
Friday星期五xīnɡ qī wǔ
Saturday星期六xīnɡ qī liù
sky / heaven tiān
Sunday星期天xīnɡ qī tiān
this Thursday这个星期四 (這個星期四) zhè ge xīnɡ qī sì
last Monday上个星期一 (上個星期一)shànɡ ge xīnɡ qī yī
next Friday 下个星期五 (下個星期五) xià ge xīnɡ qī wǔ
weekend周末zhōu mò
this weekend 这个周末 (這個周末) zhè ge zhōu mò
last weekend 上个周末 (上個周末)shànɡ ge zhōu mò
next weekend 下个周末 (下個周末) xià ge zhōu mò
Today is what day of the month?今天是几月几号 (今天是幾月幾號)Jīntiān shì jǐ yuè jǐ hào?
day (in spoken Chinese more common)号 (號)hào
day (written Chinese)
23rd day二十三日èrshísān rì
23rd day二十三号 (號)èrshísān hào
yearnián
B.C.E.公元前gōngyuán qián
C.E.公元gōngyuán

Bonus Vocabulary: Alternative Ways to Say the Days of the Week

EnglishHanzi
Simplified (Traditional)
Pinyin
Week礼拜 (禮拜)
or
周 (週)
lǐ bài
or
zhōu
Monday礼拜一 (禮拜一)
or
周一 (週一)
lǐ bài yī
or
zhōu yī
Tuesday礼拜二 (禮拜二)
or
周二 (週二)
lǐ bài èr
or
zhōu èr
Wednesday礼拜三 (禮拜三)
or
周三 (週三)
lǐ bài sān
or
zhōu sān
Thursday礼拜四 (禮拜四)
or
周四 (週四)
lǐ bài sì
or
zhōu sì
Friday礼拜五 (禮拜五)
or
周五 (週五)
lǐ bài wǔ
or
zhōu wǔ
Saturday礼拜六 (禮拜六)
or
周六 (週六)
lǐ bài liù
or
zhōu liù
Sunday礼拜日 (禮拜日)
or
礼拜天 (禮拜天)
or
周日 (週日)
lǐ bài rì
or
lǐ bài tiān
or
zhōu rì
two weeks二个礼拜 (二个禮拜)
or
二周 (二週)
èr ge lǐ bài
or
èr zhōu
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