Days of the Week in Mandarin Chinese: How to Speak Week Time Words and Questions With Chinese & Pinyin?


表达“周”的中文时间用语


How shall we say days of the week in Mandarin Chinese? As with the Everyday Chinese Time Expressions for Days, the Chinese time words for weeks are also easy and basic for international Chinese study. Follow the bilingual story to reach a complete list of days of the week in Mandarin Chinese as well as the regular week-related phrases and question sentences, with paralleled English, Chinese, and Pinyin.



Target Story Words

English Words:

Chinese Pinyin:

Standard Chinese:

Similar Chinese Words:
星期 Xīng qī Another common word to say week in Mandarin Chinese.

Related Chinese Words:
“日”时间 Rì shí jiān duǎn yǔ Chinese time words to express days.
“月”时间 Yuè shí jiān duǎn yǔ Chinese time words and expressions for months.
“年”时间 Nián shí jiān duǎn yǔ Chinese time words and expressions for years.

Chinese Words Pronunciation

Chinese Pronunciation on GoogleSay “Chinese Time Words of Week”



What Are Chinese Week Time Words?

表达“周”的词语?

The Chinese Week Time Words tell how to say days of the week in Chinese language, the week-related Chinese words and phrases that are used frequently to indicate tenses or week-related events in the Standard Chinese language.

“周”时间语,指的是在汉语中常用来表达“周”以内的日子,与“周”相关的指明时态及与“日”相关事件的时间词和时间短语。

Core Words to Signal the Week in Chinese

标明“周”的核心词

Speak Days of the Week in Mandarin Chinese with Pinyin, words, phrases, week-time questions and answer sentences

Generally, the following Core Chinese Words are used to signal the “Week” or “Week-related” in the common Chinese Time expressions, all of which can help distinguish the following days of the week in Chinese from other time words, such as Chinese time expressions for days, dates, months, years, etc.

在汉语里,一般用以下几个汉字来标明是以 “周” 为基准的时间词,从而将以下表达“周”的中文时间词与其他如日、月、年的时间区分开来。

These core words signal the “Week” in Chinese, as below:
表明以“周”为时间基准的中文核心词,如下:

  • (Zhōu) – the concise expressions of the “week” and “weekly” in Chinese.
    周 – 中文里用来表达“Week”和”Weekly”最简洁的词语。

    • a formal Chinese character to signal the week in Mandarin Chinese.
      表达以“周”时间相关的汉字;
    • often appears in both written and spoken Chinese time expressions.
      可以用在口语、书面语中;
    • and used in conjunction with plenty of nouns to indicate the week-as-unit/frequency-of-time things or activities, equivalent to weekly.
      还可以和许多名词组合,表达与“周”为单位或频率的事物,相当于 weekly。
  • 星期 (Xīng qī) – also stands for the “week” in Chinese.
    星期 – 中文里也指“周”。

    • a two-character Chinese word used to express a week or week-related time, but without the meaning of weekly in Chinese.
      表达“周”时间相关的词语,但不能等同“weekly”;
    • used in both spoken and written Chinese. see sample expressions below.
      可以用在口语、书面语中;
    • and its original meaning in ancient China refers to the seventh day of the seventh month based on the Chinese lunar calendar which is said to be the fixed meeting date for Liu Lang (the common) and (his lover but a deity) Zhi Nü’s reunion once a year in the sky.
      本义指农历七月七日,牛郎织女相会的日子。现代就指“周”。
  • 礼拜 (Lǐ bài) – has more than one meanings in Chinese.
    礼拜 – 有多重中文含义。

    • ONLY in conjunction with numbers or particular characters “” or “” that can indicate the meaning of “week” in Mandarin Chinese.
      只有出现在“中文数字”、“日”、“天”前联用;
    • ONLY in spoken Chinese that occasionally used to express the week time.
      仅在口语中偶尔才用来表达“周”时间;
    • and most it means the day to go to church for religious activities, that is, “做礼拜” in Chinese.
      大多数时候指前往教堂进行祷告等宗教活动,中文里称作“做礼拜”

Speak Days of the Week in Mandarin Chinese: Weekdays & Weekend

表达“周”内的某一天

Speak Days of the Week in Mandarin Chinese with Pinyin, words, phrases, week-time questions and answer sentences

How shall we speak days of a week in Mandarin Chinese, from Monday to Friday or the days of weekends? It’s quite simple if you get to know the following formulas:
怎样表达一周内的某一天?套用一下这个公式将变得十分简单:


To speak Days of the Week in Mandarin Chinese =

Core Week Words + Chinese Numbers

“周/星期” + 中文数字 = 表示一周内的某一天

The Common Chinese Weekday Words as below – from Monday to Friday:
常见的表示“一周”内某一天的词语,从周一至周五,依次如下:

  • 工作日(gōng zuò rì) – Weekdays, particularly from Monday to Friday in Chinese, as follow.
  • (zhōu yī) – Monday in Chinese
  • (zhōu èr) – Tuesday in Chinese
  • (zhōu sān) – Wednesday in Chinese
  • (zhōu sì) – Thursday in Chinese
  • (zhōu wǔ) – Friday in Chinese

Be careful on the weekend words in Chinese, slightly different from Chinese weekdays expressions:
注意周末的中文表达语,与工作日的表达稍有不同:

  • (zhōu mò) – a collective Chinese name of Saturday and Sunday, as follow.
  • (zhōu liù) – Saturday in Chinese
  • (zhōu rì) – Sunday in Chinese

How to Count Weeks in Mandarin Chinese?

计算周数的时间语

The formula for counting weeks in Chinese, as follow:
表达周数的“周”时间用语,公式如下:


To Express “How Many Week” in Chinese =

Chinese Numbers + Core Week Words

中文数字 + “周” = 表达“多少周”

  • (yì zhōu) – a/one week
  • (liǎng zhōu) – two weeks
  • (sān zhōu) – three weeks
  • 几/数(jǐ/shù zhōu) – several weeks

Learn Time Words of Week in Mandarin Chinese to Indicate Tenses

指时态的“周”时间语

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