Weekdays in Chinese
To learn the weekdays, we first need to know that a week in China starts with Monday instead of Sunday. So the order of a week is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Next, we need to learn the Chinese word for “Week”. In Chinese, it is 星期（xīng qī ).
Monday, because it is the 1st day of a week, it is Weekday one. That is 星期一（xīng qī yī ) in Chinese.
Tuesday, since it is the 2nd day of a week, it is Weekday two. That is 星期二（xīng qī èr ) in Chinese.
Wednesday, since it is the 3rd day of a week, it is Weekday three. That is 星期三（xīng qī sān ) in Chinese.
Thursday, since it is the 4th day of a week, it is Weekday four. That is 星期四（xīng qī sì ) in Chinese.
Friday, since it is the 5th day of a week, it is Weekday five. That is 星期五（xīng qī wǔ ) in Chinese.
Saturday, since it is the 6th day of a week, it is Weekday six. That is 星期六（xīng qī liù ) in Chinese.
Sunday, oh, hang on, although it is the 7th day of a week, it is NOT Weekday seven, 星期七 （Xīngqí qī). It is actually either Week(day) SUN or Week(day) SKY — 星期日（xīng qī rì ) or 星期天（xīng qī tiān ) .
Counting Weeks in Chinese
In English, when we count weeks, we count one week, two weeks, three weeks and so on. In Chinese, we should add the measure word in front of “weeks”. The measure word is 个(gè). For example,
one week 一个星期 yīgè xīngqí
two weeks 两个星期 Liǎng gè xīngqí (Note: it is not 二）
three weeks 三个星期 Sān gè xīngqí
four weeks 四个星期 Sì gè xīngqí
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