Open Class Chinese - Daily Mandarin-


What day is today?

Hi, how are you all doing? What’s the date for you today? I wrote up this lesson material on the 16th of June, 2020. How far ago is it from your current time?

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大家好,欢迎大家来到 Happy School Online 学习汉语,刚才我已经询问了大家当你学习这节课的时候, 你所在的日期,因为我们都知道,日常生活中,日期的表达很重要,当你有一天来到中国,有个中国朋友问你“请问今天是几号?”,他可能不会英语,那么你就要用汉语去回答说:比如今天是16th Jun 2020, 即是 2020 年 6 月 16 号 / 日。

Hi Everyone! Welcome to Happy School Online for mandarin learning. Earlier I asked for the date that you are learning this lesson on. As we all know, dates are very important daily language. One random day in China, your Chinese friend may ask you “请问今天是几号?”  He may not speak English so you will have to respond in Chinese, for an example: today’s date is 16th of June, 2020. Which is 2020 年 6 月 16 号 / 日.



回答:今天是 2020 年 6 月 16 号 / 日。

So, two of very important sentences we are learning today are:

What is the day today?

Answer: Today is 16th of June 2020.


Let us have a look at the following conversation.

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Today, Nono kept asking his mother what's the date today, because he wanted to know when his birthday would come.

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What day is today?

妈妈, 今天是哪一年几月几号星期几?

mā ma , jīn tiān shì nǎ yì nián jǐ yuè jǐ hào xīng qī jǐ ?

Mom, what’s the date and what day is it today?

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What day is today?

今天是2019年6月11号, 星期四,有什么事吗?

jīn tiān shì 2019 nián 6 yuè 11 hào , xīng qī sì ,yǒu shén me shì ma ?

Today is June 11, 2019, Thursday. What’s the matter?

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What day is today?


nà qián tiān ne ?

What about the day before yesterday?

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What day is today?

前天就是 6 月 9 号啊!

qián tiān shì 6 yuè 9 hào a!

The day before yesterday was June 9th.

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