Days of the Week in Chinese: Every day of the week is explained and pronounced with different words in the other languages. The first day of the week, Sunday in Chinese is written as 星期日, and it is pronounced as “Xīngqírì.” The second day of the week, Monday in Chinese is written as 星期一, and it is pronounced as “Xīngqí yī.” The third day of the week, Tuesday in Chinese is written as 星期二, and it is pronounced as “Xīngqí’èr.” The fourth day of the week, Wednesday in Chinese is written as 星期三, and it is pronounced as “Xīngqísān.” The fifth day of the week, Thursday in Chinese is written as 星期四, and it is pronounced as “Xīngqísì.” The sixth day of the week, Friday in Chinese is written as 星期五, and it is pronounced as “Xīngqíwǔ.” The last and seventh day of the week, Saturday in Chinese is written as 星期六, and it is pronounced as “Xīngqíliù.” The Chinese Language is predominantly used in China and click here to know the Public Holidays of China. The names of all the days in the Chinese Language are listed in the simple table.

Days of the Week in Chinese

EnglishChinese TranslationEnglish Pronunciation
Sunday星期日 (First Day of the Week in Chinese)Xīngqírì
Monday星期一 (Second Day of the Week in Chinese)Xīngqí yī
Tuesday星期二 (Third Day of the Week in Chinese)Xīngqí’èr
Wednesday星期三 (Fourth Day of the Week in Chinese)Xīngqísān
Thursday星期四 (Fifth Day of the Week in Chinese)Xīngqísì
Friday星期五 (Sixth Day of the Week in Chinese)Xīngqíwǔ
Saturday星期六 (Seventh Day of the Week in Chinese)Xīngqíliù
Days of the Week in Chinese Language
Days of the Week in Chinese Language

There are several opinions to explain how the 7-days in the week are originated. Initially, Babylonian astrologers around 700 BCE assigned the planet gods to the days in the week.  Then, Romans changed the names of the week with their planet gods in the ancient Roman Calendar. Later, Germanic and Norse people also changed the names with the names of their gods. As per the rules of the International Standard ISO 8601, Monday is the first day of the week and then it is followed by the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Even though it is the international standard, some of the countries like United States of America, Canada, Australia, India and much more countries consider Sunday as the first day of the week. The names for the seven days in the week came from the Roman Calendar and each day relates to 7 celestial bodies: the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.

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