The days of the week in Japanese are cool af!
If you're familiar with Sailor Moon and any Romance language, remembering the days of the week are easy.
Sailor Mars uses fire, and Tuesday in Spanish is Martes, which is the day of Mars.
Sailor Mercury uses water, and Wednesday in Spanish is Miércoles, which is the day of Mercury.
i dropped my mixtape on tuesday while i was in japan and they renamed tuesday to fire day to honor the litness of the mixtape.
i tried so hard for that joke hah
Does anybody have an explaination on the origin of Japanese day names? Would be interesting, specially seeing how they include kanji related to the elements
See my other post at: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/23139599
Thank you very much!
Why don't they use the kanji 曜 instead of writing out よう in the word 火曜日(かようび)?
because they consider it is difficult to write...
That's how I remember them XD Mars=fire
I am having trouble hearing the pronounciation of the fire kanji, can someone help me please?
I always confuse Thursday and Tuesday! Can somebody halp me?
The way I remember is:
Tue - Wed - Thr - Fri
火 - 水 - 木 - 金
fire - water - wood - metal
The elements increase in solidity/density: fire is gaseous, water is a liquid, wood is a soft solid relative to metal, which is hard.
Tuesday = two-day, the second day
THursday beside Friday, th and f sound soft, THey're Friends
Tue = CHOOO = firework = fire = (hi/ka) fire kanji
Thu = THUNK = wooden = (ki/moku) wood kanji
why aren't they using the kanji for you as that's how the days of the week are written? I'm really confused by the use of the kanji for eat but not drink for example. It seems very random.
The fire day
So I wish they had cards with more than just the correct day as an option. It's easy to get the answer if there's only one day as an option...