As well as knowing how to ask the time, it’s essential to learn how to say all the days of the week, from Sunday to Saturday. And, not only that, but there are a couple of different ways to say the days which you’ll need to be aware of.

In this Podcast you will learn:

1. How to ask what day is it in Chinese

2. How to describe the days of the week by using Chinese numbers

3. About different ways to say the days and also some exceptions

Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:

Days of the week format (the most commonly used)

1. 星期+数字: 星期一,星期二,星期三,星期四,星期五,星期六。

Week + Numbers: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Note: the most common word to describe the week in Chinese is 星期 Alternatively, you can say 礼拜or 周. For example, you can say 星期五,礼拜五 or 周五, all of which mean “Friday”.

2. Sunday: there are different ways to say “Sunday” in Chinese. The common ones are 星期天,星期日,礼拜天,礼拜日,周日. Some people will say 周天,but it’s not widely used.

1. 今天星期几:What day is it today?

2. 请问:Please (usually add at the beginning of the phrase or question to sound polite)

3. 今天(星期一,星期二…): Today is (Monday, Tuesday etc)

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Narrated by Song Liu

Our Podcast narrator, is a native Chinese speaker and is originally from Beijing, China and is keen to help you get ahead with learning. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a Master of Arts in Communication Studies. Song also hosted a Mandarin live call-in news and music radio show in the Bay Area.

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