Here you'll learn how to say the days of week in Mandarin Chinese. You'll learn the Chinese words for today, yesterday and tomorrow. You'll learn how to use all these words in sentences which is essential when you want to make plans in China.
Leo and Dani discuss their plans for tomorrow which is Saturday. Dani explains the days of the week which follow a simple number based pattern. They make plans to go sightseeing tomorrow, and Leo learns how to form sentences that incorporate time in Mandarin Chinese.
The traditional Chinese calendar is still used side-by-side with the Western calendar. Festivals days are indicated by a particular day of each lunar month. The system of grouping days into weeks does not feature. Festival days are commonly chosen to coincide with full moons or new moons. The Western preference for taking public holidays on the nearest Monday doesn't exist in China. Instead public holidays are declared on the day that the traditional calendar dictates.
About our Lessons
Dani, a Mandarin Chinese speaker and native of Beijing, guides you along your travels in China. Dani will help you learn Chinese words and phrases essential to navigate through real life scenarios in everyday Chinese life. You will also benefit from fascinating and practical lessons about the culture of China and its values. The lessons will allow you to learn Chinese online without the need for downloads or software installations. You can begin to learn Chinese free by taking advantage of our ten free Chinese lessons.