Japanese Essentials: Days of the Week & Months of the Year
Learning the Japanese days of the week and months of the year is one of the easiest lessons that you will have. Let’s start with the days of the week.
Learning the Japanese days of the week and months of the year is probably one of the easiest lessons that you will have. Let’s start with the days of the week.
The easiest thing to remember is that each day of the week ends with the kanji 曜日 and each day is represented by a different element of nature.
Japanese Days of the Week:
月曜日: Monday (Moon)
火曜日: Tuesday (Fire)
水曜日: Wednesday (Water)
木曜日: Thursday (Wood)
金曜日: Friday (Gold)
土曜日: Saturday (Earth)
日曜日: Sunday (Sun)
Learning the months are even easier as once you know how to count from 1 to 12 you simply add the counter がつ (月) after the number.
Japanese Months of the Year:
Let’s finish the lesson with the days of the month. The counter is にち (日) and you can simply add the number of the day. There are a few exceptions that are marked in red that you should pay attention to.