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How do we say the Days of the week in Japanese language

If you are travelling in Japan and someone actually asks you in Japanese “what day is it today?” you have got to recognize how to communicate the days of the full week in Japanese simply. What if somebody asks “when am I going to meet you next?” You’ll want to write the time in Japanese perhaps. Use our day terms in Japanese down below to find out the full week days in Japanese. Learn More

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Telling the Days of The Week in Japanese

tomorrow (formal)明日(asu)
this week今週(konshū)
last week先週(senshū)
next week来週(raishū)
The days of the week are named after the sun, the moon and the five elements of Chinese philosophy.
Sunday日曜日 (nichiyōbi)
Monday月曜日 (getsuyōbi)
Tuesday火曜日 (kayōbi)
Wednesday水曜日 (suiyōbi)
Thursday木曜日 (mokuyōbi)
Friday金曜日 (kin'yōbi)
Saturday土曜日 (doyōbi)

Months in Japanese Language

The 1st through the 10th of the month have special names:
First day of the month1日 (tsuitachi)
Second day of the month2日 (futsuka)
Third day of the month3日 (mikka)
Fourth day of the month4日 (yokka)
Fifth day of the month5日 (itsuka)
Sixth day of the month6日 (muika)
Seventh day of the month7日 (nanoka)
Eighth day of the month8日 (yōka)
Ninth day of the month9日 (kokonoka)
Tenth day of the month10日 (tōka)
The other days of the month are more orderly, just add the suffix -nichi to the ordinal number. Note that 14, 20, and 24 deviate from this pattern.
Eleventh day of the month11日 (jūichinichi)
Fourteenth day of the month14日 (jūyokka)
Twentieth day of the month20日 (hatsuka)
Twenty-fourth day of the month24日 (nijūyokka)
Months are very orderly in Japanese, just add the suffix -gatsu to the ordinal number.
January1月 (ichigatsu)
February2月 (nigatsu)
March3月 (sangatsu)
April4月 (shigatsu)
May5月 (gogatsu)
June6月 (rokugatsu)
July7月 (shichigatsu)
August8月 (hachigatsu)
September9月 (kugatsu)
October10月 (jūgatsu)
November11月 (jūichigatsu)
December12月 (jūnigatsu)

Select the links directly below to view a list of helpful Japanese travel phrases that are sorted by group. For each travel phrase in Japanese, you will see the English interpretation.

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