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Japanese Symbols, otherwise known as Kanji symbols or characters, originated in China thousands of years ago. Although the Japanese language has fewer sounds than most other languages, it does have an extremely complex system of writing. 

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days

today 
今日(kyō)

yesterday 
昨日(kinō)

tomorrow 
明日(ashita)

this week 
今週(konshū)

last week 
先週(senshū)

next week 
来週(raishū)


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

The 1st through the 10th of the month, and the 20th have unique names in Japanese.


First day of the month 
1日 (tsuitachi)

Second day of the month 
2日 (futsuka)

Third day of the month 
3日 (mikka)

Fourth day of the month 
4日 (yokka)

Fifth day of the month 
5日 (itsuka)

Sixth day of the month 
6日 (muika)

Seventh day of the month 
7日 (nanoka)

Eighth day of the month 
8日 (yōka)

Ninth day of the month 
9日 (kokonoka)

Tenth day of the month 
10日 (tōka)

Twentieth day of the month 
20日 (hatsuka)

The other days of the month follow an orderly pattern, just add the suffix -nichi to the ordinal number.

MONTHS

Months are orderly in Japanese, just add the suffix -gatsu to the ordinal number.

January 
1月 (ichigatsu)

February 
2月 (nigatsu)

March 
3月 (sangatsu)

April 
4月 (shigatsu)

May 
5月 (gogatsu)

June 
6月 (rokugatsu)

July 
7月 (shichigatsu)

August 
8月 (hachigatsu)

September 
9月 (kugatsu)

October 
10月 (jūgatsu)

November 
11月 (jūichigatsu)

December 
12月 (jūnigatsu)
 
 
 

Japanese Language Course

Table of Contents

Home Page

Page 1 - Introduction / Grammar

Page 2 - Everyday Phrases / Problem Phrases

Page 3 - Telling Time - Days / Months

Page 4 - Writing Date / Time - Colors - Getting Around

Page 5 - Hotels / Inns - Money - Food

Page 6 - Bar / Shopping / Driving / Authority Phrases

 



 
 
 
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