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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! ❤️️

November 16th, 2017 at 12:37 pm
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Konbanwa! Shigatsu nijuugo-nichi desu. Nihon-ga o benkyou daisuki desu!

じぇく
November 3rd, 2017 at 2:59 pm
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こんばんは!ジェクです。Good evening! I’m Jake.
お誕生日は十二月十一日です。My birthday is December 11th.

Gurōbaruna Megami
November 2nd, 2017 at 10:45 am
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ni Gatsu itsuka

kriti
October 31st, 2017 at 1:09 am
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shi gatsu ni juu yokka😄

October 22nd, 2017 at 12:25 pm
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Thank you for your comments, everyone!

>Hi Jackie Wildstar,
My birthday is also in August!
Watashi wa hachi-gatsu nijū-ni-nichi desu.

>Hi Steven,
Well done!

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Steven
October 22nd, 2017 at 10:14 am
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三月八日(san-gatsu yōka)

Jackie Wildstar
October 15th, 2017 at 11:07 am
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hachi-gatsu nijuu ku nichi😄

October 9th, 2017 at 10:57 am
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Thank you for your comments, everyone!

>こんにちは、MARIOさん
You are correct, “十四日” should be written “jūyokka” in romanization.
Thank you for your feedback!

>こんにちは、Olivierさん
七月二十二日ですね。

>こんにちは、Kritsangさん
私も八月生まれです。 My birthday is in August, too.

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Kritsang
September 30th, 2017 at 10:08 am
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八月三日です。

September 26th, 2017 at 6:58 pm
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>こんにちは、Annaさん
コメントありがとうございます!

そうですか。
If you want to write eight in kanji, it is 八👍

>Hi AhmedUmer,
Thank you for your comment!

That’s right! It would be read “sen-kyū-hyaku-kyū-jū-hachi-nen, go-gatsu, jū-ichi-nichi”👍

>Hi Adele,
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Good job👍

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