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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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みなさん、

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

May 12th, 2017 at 10:46 am
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Glenn Aleksandersen san
Konnichiwa.
Wakarimashita. 1st of October?
:smile:
Yuki 由紀
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Glenn Aleksandersen
May 11th, 2017 at 12:19 pm
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十月 一日
jū-gatsu tsuitachi

May 11th, 2017 at 11:12 am
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Max san,
こんにちは。
「ただしいですか」ですね。
Yes, your sentence is correct if your birthday is 26th of December.😉

Eberさん、
こんにちは。
バースデーですね。
わかりました。
おめでとうございます。
😄
Yuki 由紀
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Eber
May 10th, 2017 at 7:38 am
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I meant バースデ!! 😭

Eber
May 10th, 2017 at 7:37 am
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わたしのバースではしがつじゅうごにち。 😄

Max
May 10th, 2017 at 7:06 am
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私の誕生日は十二月二十六日です
正しいますか?
In this phrase is better to use ha or ga?
Thank you and have a good day :)

May 9th, 2017 at 10:25 am
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Vernさん、
Konnichiwa. こんにちは。
Your birthday is coming soon.
Omedetougozaimasu. Happy birthday!😄

マッシモ san,
konnichiwa.
Well…I can’t see the context about which you are talking…
Could you please describe the details more?😴

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マッシモ
May 7th, 2017 at 8:21 am
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Hello there!
私の誕生日は十二月二十六日です
Is it better to use は or が in this sentence?
Thanx in advance :)

Vern
May 2nd, 2017 at 9:24 am
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Watashi no o tanjobi gogatsu niju-ichi-nichi des…

April 27th, 2017 at 12:26 pm
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Connor Reill san,
Konnichiwa.
I see. 26th of November, rght?
One thing, ‘watashi wa’ means ‘I’ so please use ‘watashi no’ which means ‘my.’
Therefore, ‘watashi no tanjoobi ga juuichigatsu nijuuroku desu’ is a correct sentence.

Salih Nur さん、
こんにちは。
わかりました。
おめでとうございます。

Hiệp san,
Konnichiwa.
14th of January?

Bruno san,
Konnichiwa.
‘tanjoubi’ desune.
Wakarimashita.
😄
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Yuki