How to Say Months in Chinese? Learn Chinese Months Expressions in English, Chinese and Pinyin


表达“月”的中文时间用语


How to say months in Chinese language? What about saying monthly in Chinese? To learn Chinese months of the year is much simpler than the previous Chinese time expressions for days, days of the week and weeks-related. Keep reading the bilingual story below to learn Chinese months’ expressions as well as the regular month-related words, phrases, and question sentences, with paralleled English, Chinese, and Pinyin resources.



Target Story Words

English Words:

Chinese Pinyin:

Standard Chinese:

Similar Chinese Words:
月份 Yuè fèn The collective word to say months in Chinese language.

Related Chinese Words:
“日”时间 Rì shí jiān duǎn yǔ Chinese time words to express days.
“周”时间 Zhōu shí jiān duǎn yǔ Chinese time words and expressions for days of the week and weeks.
“年”时间 Nián shí jiān duǎn yǔ Chinese time words and expressions for years.

Chinese Words Pronunciation

Chinese Pronunciation on GoogleSay Chinese Months of the Year



The Core Chinese Character for Month

代表“月份”的核心字

As a rule, only one Chinese character is used to express the “Month” or “Month-related” meanings in Chinese language, to help distinguish the following months in Chinese from other Chinese time expressions, such as Chinese time expressions for days, dates, days of the week, seasons, years, etc.

在汉语里,通常仅用一个汉字就能表达以“月”为基准的、或与“月份”相关的含义,以区分其他如日、月、年的时间词。

The core character signals the “Month” in Chinese, as below:
表明以“月”为时间基准的中文核心字,如下:

  • (Yuè) – to express the “month” in Chinese.
    月 – 中文里用来表达“Month”的汉字。

    • a common Chinese character to signal the month as a unit of time in Chinese language.
      表示以“月”为时间单位的汉字;
    • often appears in both written and spoken Chinese months’ expressions.
      常用于口语、书面语中表示月份;
    • originally means the moon, and moon-related or moon-shaped things, such as “月饼 (yuè bǐng) – moon cake”.
      中文里,本义指月亮,及与月亮有关的、或形状似月亮的事物,如月饼。

Learn About How to Say Months in Chinese

学会用中文表达“月份”

To know about Chinese months and their writings, only one formula below is necessary for you to remember.
仅需记住一个公式,就能学会中文里表达“月份”的词语。


To Say Months in Chinese =

Chinese (Cardinal) Numbers + Core Chinese Character for Month

汉语基数词 + “月” = 表示月份


How to say months in Chinese, Learn Chinese months expressions
  • (yī yuè) – The month of January in Chinese
  • (èr yuè) – The month of February in Chinese
  • (sān yuè) – The month of March in Chinese
  • (sì yuè) – The month of April in Chinese
  • (wǔ yuè) – The month of May in Chinese
  • (liù yuè) – The month of June in Chinese
  • (qī yuè) – The month of July in Chinese
  • (bā yuè) – The month of August in Chinese
  • (jiǔ yuè) – The month of September in Chinese
  • (shí yuè) – The month of October in Chinese
  • 十一(shí yī yuè) – The month of November in Chinese
  • 十二(shí èr yuè) – The month of December in Chinese

Ordinals and Months in Chinese

序数词和“月份”的中文表达

In Chinese, it’s also available to emphasize the sequence of months by using Chinese ordinal numbers, as below:

中文里,同样用中文的序数词来强调月份的顺序,表达如下:


To emphasize the sequence of Chinese Months =

Chinese Ordinal Numbers +  个 + Core Chinese Character for Month

汉语序数词 + “个” + “月” = 表示月份顺序

  • 第一个月(dì yī gè yuè) – The first month in Chinese
  • 第二个月(dì èr gè yuè) – The second month in Chinese
  • 第三个月(dì sān gè yuè) – The third month in Chinese
  • 第四个月(dì sì gè yuè) – The forth month in Chinese
  • 第五个月(dì wǔ gè yuè) – The fifth month in Chinese
  • 第六个月(dì liù gè yuè) – The sixth month in Chinese
  • 第七个月(dì qī gè yuè) – The seventh month in Chinese
  • 第八个月(dì bā gè yuè) – The eighth month in Chinese
  • 第九个月(dì jiǔ gè yuè) – The ninth month in Chinese
  • 第十个月(dì shí gè yuè) – The tenth month in Chinese
  • 第十一个月(dì shí yī gè yuè) – The eleventh month in Chinese
  • 第十二个月(dì shí èr gè yuè) – The twelfth month in Chinese

More Chinese Months Expressions

更多“月份”相关的中文表达

  • 这个月(zhè gè yuè) – this month in both spoken and written Chinese
  • 上个月(shàng gè yuè) – last month in Chinese
  • 上上个月(shàng shàng gè yuè) – two months ago in Chinese
  • 下个月(xià gè yuè) – the next month in Chinese
  • 下下个月(xià xià gè yuè) – two months later in Chinese, or two months from now on in Chinese

Some formal expressions for months in Chinese:
一些月份相关的正式表达用语:

  • 本月(běn yuè) – this month or current month in Chinese (formal expression)
  • 当月(dāng yuè) – this month or same month in Chinese (formal expression), same as the meaning of “本月”
  • 上月(shàng yuè) – the last/previous month in Chinese
  • 次月(cì yuè) – the second/next month in Chinese (formal expression), same as the meaning of “第二个月”
  • 下月(xià yuè) – the next month in Chinese (formal expression)

To express a time point or period of the month in Chinese:
表达一个月内时间点的常用语:

  • 本月初(běn yuè chū) – earlier this month in Chinese
  • 在月初(zài yuè chū) – in early month
  • 在月中(zài yuè zhōng) – in middle of the month
  • 在月底(zài yuè dǐ) – at the end of the month

How to Express Month & Date in Chinese?

中文日期“月日”的读写方法

The formal Chinese writing format for months and dates is to put the month info before the specific date. Take April 16th based on the solar calendar as an example, it should be written into “ 4月16日 ” in the Chinese language, read from the left to the right (sì yuè shí liù rì) in Chinese.
中文日期的正确书写顺序是“月份”写在“日期”前面,以公历日期为例,可写为:4月16日,且从左向右依次读出。

Next, the figures in month and date are also allowed to be written into Chinese numeral characters, such as “ 四月十六日 “, following the same left-to-right sequence to read out.
其次,也可以用中文汉字来书写日期里的数字,如:四月十六日,同样从左向右读出。

With regard to the core characters of “年”, “月”, “日” as time benchmarks, none of them could be replaced by other symbols like decimal points or slight pause marks.
其中,“年”、“月”、“日”这类表示时间基准的汉字,不能用小数点或顿号代替。

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