"The year of 2015"


November 22, 2017



Is it usual to use this circle character for dates? I don't even know how to type it using pinyin.

November 22, 2017


It’s pronounced líng, that should probably let you type it, too. You may also see it written as 零, but it’s more common to spell it as ○, at least in Mainland China.

November 22, 2017


The lesson notes show a ling as well, but it's weird that it's not pronounced in the lessons when it's a circle.

December 5, 2017


A Chinese friend of mine told me the circle is totally acceptable, probably because of how hard it is to draw 零 ...?

November 26, 2017


〇 is líng in Pinyin, just like the more complex alternative 零.

January 4, 2018


No, this is ling and is a zero

February 27, 2019


The English translation should not be "the year of 2015". It's wrong. "The year 2015" is correct, if a bit formal.

June 8, 2018


I think they are both correct.

September 12, 2018


(please don't judge me for basing this question on another Asian language), I had a question about dates though. In Japanese 2015 would be 二千十五年(にせんじゅうごねん/2015). Is tgis also acceptance in Chinese, or do i say/ write Two Zero One Five instead of Two Thousand Fifteen? And does this apply for just years, or are 百(100) 千(1000) 万(10,000) only common in Japanese? And, is writing the dates like 「二千十八年十一月三十日」 acceptable/ understood?

November 30, 2018


neither do I, first time see it

November 27, 2017


Using the IME on my Mac you have to go pretty far down to find "〇;" it's the 12th option for me.

April 27, 2018


for those searching for 〇 on the Android pinyin keyboard first type 零 then click the little 'v' symbol in the top right of the suggested words and choose the 〇

January 6, 2019


How to I write "0" on the keyboard? It doesn't accept 零

July 25, 2018


It depends on how you're inputting. If you're using an IME you may need to scroll through your options a bit if you type out the pinyin.

July 26, 2018


So, what's the deal with conbining 五 and 月 in the multiple choice? Is it just an accident or are they always supposed to be combine?

August 14, 2018


五月 together means the month of May and not what you're looking for in this question.

August 14, 2018


Oh...that makes sense. Thank you for clarifying!

August 15, 2018


When I use my pinyin keyboard, it seems to come up with the correct zero, but when I paste it into duolingo I get this as the result: 二0一五月

Which is apparently wrong... :-(

December 27, 2017


You wrote 月 there rather than 年。

January 21, 2018
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