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How to say the months and dates? What’s today’s date? Do you know how to say the date in Japanese? By the end of this lesson, you will. To say the month in Japanese, you just add がつ (gatsu) to the numbers. いちがつ。にがつ。さんがつ。しがつ。ごがつ。ろくがつ。しちがつ。はちがつ。くがつ。じゅうがつ。じゅういちがつ。じゅうにがつ。 (ichi-gatsu. ni-gatsu. san-gatsu. shi-gatsu. go-gatsu. roku-gatsu. shichi-gatsu. hachi-gatsu. ku-gatsu. jū-gatsu. jū ichi-gatsu. jū ni-gatsu.) Pretty easy, isn’t it but please be careful about 四月 (shi-gatsu) and 九月 (ku-gatsu) . Don’t say よんがつ (yon-gatsu) or きゅうがつ (kyū-gatsu) . Now let’s move on to days of the month. Days 1 through 10 have special names that don’t follow a pattern. You must memorize them. So let’s practice. ついたち。ふつか。みっか。よっか。いつか。むいか。なのか。ようか。ここのか。とおか。 (tsuitachi. futsuka. mikka. yokka. itsuka. muika. nanoka. youka. kokonoka. tooka.) ついたち (tsuitachi) has a special pronunciation but did you notice the pattern after ふつか? (futsuka?) ふつか。 (futsuka.) いつか。 (itsuka.) なのか。 (nanoka.) these end with か (ka) which is one of the 音読み (onyomi) readings of this kanji. After the first ten days, there is a pattern that’s easier to follow. It’s just number plus にち。 (nichi.) じゅういちにち。 (jū ichi-nichi.) にじゅうごにち。 (ni-jū go-nichi.) さんじゅうにち。 (san-jū nichi.) However 14th, 20th and 24th are the exceptions to the pattern. じゅうよっか。 (jū yokka.) はつか。 (hatsuka.) にじゅうよっか。 (ni-jū yokka.) So now let’s take a look at how to say months and day together in Japanese. いちがつついたち。 (ichi-gatsu tsuitachi.) In Japanese, note that a month always comes before the day. Okay now let’s practice. Look at the calendar and say what day it is in Japanese. いちがつじゅうごにち。 (ichi-gatsu jū go-nichi.) さんがつはつか。 (san-gatsu hatsuka.) ごがつみっか。 (go-gatsu mikka.) Now I have homework for you. One is your birthday. Leave us a comment and let us know your birthday in Japanese. See you next time.

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Friday at 6:30 pm
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みなさん、

Let’s practice saying the months and dates. Please tell us your birthday! ❤️️

クリスチャン
June 19th, 2017 at 9:48 pm
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六月九日です。

June 19th, 2017 at 10:14 am
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Redさん、
こんにちは。
Thank you for your question.
Sunday nichiyoubi
Monday getsuyoubi
Tuesday kayoubi
Wednesday suiyoubi
Thursday mokuyoubi
Friday kinyoubi
Saturday doyoubi

Allard アラドさん、
こんにちは。
分かりました。良くできました。

Akito san,
Konnichiwa.
Please add nichi (日) after 二十七.

Jefri さん、
こんにちは。
そうですか。もうすぐたんじょうびですね。Your birthday is coming soon.

Ioan san,
Konnichiwa.
I see however, once you use kanji, please keep using it.
七月八日

Zlatko san,
Konnichiwa.
I see. 15th of October, right?
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zlatko
June 11th, 2017 at 2:42 am
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jyuugatsu jyuugo nichi ^_^

Ioan
June 8th, 2017 at 5:53 pm
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七月8日

June 6th, 2017 at 12:44 am
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Hi JapanesePod101.com!!😄

ありがとうございます!!
My Japanese has improved a lot because of you!
わたしはろくがつじゅうよっかにうまれました

Akito
June 2nd, 2017 at 5:29 am
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五月二十七
Go-gatsu ni-ju-nana

Allard アラド
May 30th, 2017 at 12:05 am
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こんにちは、

(I forgot it in my last comment) 😁

Allard アラド
May 30th, 2017 at 12:03 am
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私の誕生日は九月九日です。

Red
May 27th, 2017 at 5:20 am
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Konnichiwa Yuki Chan,

Kore ra Nihongo de nan to iimasu ka?? - Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday?

Arigatou Gozaimasu,

Red

May 12th, 2017 at 10:46 am
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Glenn Aleksandersen san
Konnichiwa.
Wakarimashita. 1st of October?
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