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Beginner Lesson 15.1 – Days of the Week

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Days Of The Week In Chinese | Today, Yesterday, Tomorrow In Chinese

Learn how to say 7 days of the week in Chinese. Be able to say today, yesterday, tomorrow in Chinese and understand what is the Predicate in Chinese.

  • Week in Chinese: 星期 周
  • 7 Days of the Week in Chinese
  • Today, yesterday, tomorrow in Chinese: 今天  昨天  明天
  • Predicate in Chinese sentences
  • Nouns as Predicate in Chinese sentences

VOCABULARY


GRAMMAR


Grammar 1: Days of the Week in Chinese · HSK 1

xīngqī 星期 weekzhōu 周 week

There are two ways to say week in Chinese: 星期 and 周. So there are also two sets of ways to name the days of the week in Chinese. Generally, the format is like this:

星期 /+ number

But with Sunday, it's 星期天, 星期日 or 周日.
 

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
xīngqīyī
星期一
xīngqī'èr
星期二
xīngqīsan
星期三
xīngqīsì
星期四
xīngqīwǔ
星期五
xīngqīliù
星期六
xīngqītiān
星期天
xīngqīrì
星期日
zhōuyī
周一
zhōu'èr
周二
zhōusan
周三
zhōusì
周四 
 zhōuwǔ
周五
zhōuliù
周六
zhōurì
周日
MON xīngqīyī
星期一
zhōuyī
周一
TUE xīngqī'èr
星期二
zhōu'èr
周二
WED xīngqīsan
星期三
zhōusan
周三
THU xīngqīsì
星期四
zhōusì
周四 
FRI xīngqīwǔ
星期五
 zhōuwǔ
周五
SAT xīngqīliù
星期六
zhōuliù
周六
SUN xīngqītiān
星期天
xīngqīrì
星期日
zhōurì
周日

Grammar 2: Ask and Answer Days of the Week in Chinese · HSK 1

The Question Word 几 is used when asking what day of the week it is. We can say "xīngqī jǐ 星期几" or "zhōu jǐ 周几". 几 means "what number; which number". For example,

Q: jīntiān xīngqī jǐ
      今天星期几?
      what day of the week is it today
A: jīntiān xīngqīliù
      今天星期六。
      today is Saturday

 

Q: jīntiān zhōujǐ
      今天周几?
      what day of the week is it today

A: jīntiān zhōurì 
      今天周日。
      today is Sunday

 

Grammar 3: Predicate in Chinese Sentences· HSK 1

In Chinese the main structure of a sentences usually has two parts: zhǔyǔ 主语 The Subject and wèiyǔ 谓语 The Predicate. The Subject is the "topic" of the sentence; it's the main focus that we talk about in the sentence. And the Predicate explains, discusses or describes the topic. Sometimes there is also the Object, but it is not mandatory in a sentence.

SUBJECT PREDICATE OBJECT
the topic explain/discuss/describe... the topic

 

Grammar 4: Nouns as the Predicate in Chinese Sentences· HSK 1

A lot of the times the Predicate in Chinese sentences are verbs, but nouns can also function as the Predicate. This is one of the most important characteristics of the Chinese language. For example:

SUBJECT PREDICATE OBJECT
1 jīntiān
今天
today
xīngqīwǔ
星期五
Friday
 NOUN.   
2 jīntiān
今天
today
shì

is
xīngqīwǔ
星期五
Friday
 VERB. 
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