JAPANESE LESSON

Japanese Lesson 12: How to Say the Date

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Hi, I’m ojachan 🙂 Today’s lesson is; How to say the date in Japanese 

I was a cram school teacher in Japan. I taught Japanese from elementary to junior high school students. Don’t you want to know how to learn Japanese like Japanese kids? I’ll teach you how to start from beginner’s level Japanese.

Let’s get started!

Today’s lesson is; How to say the date in Japanese 

Key Phrases

I’ll teach you with “ていねい語 teinei-go Polite expression ” 🙂

あなたの 誕生日は いつ ですか?
あなたの たんじょうびは いつ ですか。
Anatano tanjyoubi wa itsu desuka?
When is your birthday?
今日は  何日 ですか?
きょうは なんにち ですか。
Kyou wa nan nichi desuka?
What is the date today?
四月 二十日です。
しがつ はつか です。
shigatsu hatsuka desu.
It’s April 20th.

Expressions

⭐️ is specialized way of reading.

日本語ふりがなPronunciationEnglish
⭐️一日ついたちtsuitachi First
⭐️二日ふつかfutsu-kaSecond
⭐️三日みっかmikkaThird
⭐️四日よっかyokkaForth
⭐️五日いつかitsu-kaFifth
⭐️六日むいかmui-kaSixth
⭐️七日なのかnano-kaSeventh
⭐️八日ようかyou-kaEighth
⭐️九日ここのかkokono-kaNinth
⭐️十日とうかtou-kaTenth
十一日じゅういちにちjyuu-ichi-nichiEleventh
十二日じゅうににちjyuu-ni-nichiTwelve
十三日じゅうさんにちjyuu-san-nichiThirteenth
⭐️十四日じゅうよっかjyuu-yon-nichiFourteenth
十五日じゅうごにちjyuu-go-nichiFifteenth
十六日じゅうろくにちjyuu-roku-nichiSixteenth
十七日じゅうななにちjyuu-nana-nichiSeventeenth
十八日じゅうはちにちjyuu-hachi-nichiEighteenth
十九日じゅうくにちjyuu-ku-nichiNineteenth
⭐️二十日はつかhatsukaTwentieth
二十一日にじゅういちにちnijyuu-ichi-nichiTwenty first
二十二日にじゅうににちnijyuu-ni-nichiTwenty second
二十三日にじゅうさんにちnijyuu-san-nichiTwenty third
⭐️二十四日にじゅうよっかnijyuu-yon-nichiTwenty forth
二十五日にじゅうごにちnijyuu-go-nichiTwenty fifth
二十六日にじゅうろくにちnijyuu-roku-nichiTwenty sixth
二十七日にじゅうしちにちnijyuu–shichi-nichiTwenty seventh
二十八日にじゅうはちにちnijyuu-hachi-nichiTwenty eighth
二十九日にじゅうくにちnijyuu-ku-nichiTwenty ninth
三十日さんじゅうにちsanjyuu-nichiThirtieth
三十一日さんじゅういちにちsanjyuu-ichi-nichiThirty first

It is very difficult to count something in Japanese.

There are a lot of various ways to count.

I think it is the best way to memorize them during using.

Let’s Practice

Your Homework

✏️Answer these questions in Japanese and comment below.

今日は 何日 ですか。

You did great job! You could improve your Japanese skill till here.

I’ll teach you more practical Grammar!

I’m going to use the textbook “みんなの日本語” from next lesson!

MINNA NO NIHONGO,VOL.1-W/CD

Reviews:★★★★

Author:
Makiko Shinya / Chiyoko Koga / Tooru Takada / Keiko Mikogami
supervised by Koichi Nishiguchi

Publisher:3 A corporation (2nd Edition)

Are you ready to start?

Okay, that’s all for today!

Good luck with your Japanese study 😉

P.S. My English skill is not enough yet. Please correct me with DM from CONTACT if my English is wrong. Thank you for your cooperation!

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Japanese Lesson 11: How to Say Months

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