"What date is it?"

Translation:几月几号?

November 29, 2017

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Brettah31

So is there any reason why 几年几月几号 shouldnt be accepted? Are we assuming noone would ever need to know the year?

December 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Christophe537329

Did Duolingo reject that? I didn't see adding the year as an option, but I'd imagine it would still technically be correct. Still, like you said I think it's rather uncommon to ask for the year in daily conversion

January 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Hei1long2

Unless you come from a land with a different calendar, like Israel, but still, you would ask it just once.

May 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/zuo3ge1

Unless you're planning on time traveling in China asking what year it is probably wont come up very often

June 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Agonisti

What is the breakdown on the individual characters?

January 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LantusZorn

几 = how many 月 = months 号 = days

January 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/chennyalan2

which month which number/day

January 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ktdilsiz

Could this be written other way around? 几号几月?

December 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MauroEzequ6

Chinese use year, month, day.

December 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Yoruji

No, in Chinese dates and times are always written from large to small (i.e. year, month, day), and inserting 几 doesn't change that

December 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/_LolZ_

Chinese dates are written yyyy-mm-dd

January 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/luanhso

Nop, in chinese you have to follow an order when you speak, it'll be always the following sequence, year, month, day.

January 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Christophe537329

I don't believe so. The order is from general time to more specific time. Month > Day of a month Just like time of day > actual time like 今天下午五點。。。下午tells it is afternoon and 5 tells specific time in afternoon. Hope that helps

January 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SeeMin3

There is something seriously wrong with the pronunciation of 几号

November 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/kimmksk

Why 几月几号 sounds like jíyuèjíhào, not jìyuèjìhào? As I know, the third sound + others except the same should be the fourth, and third + third becomes second + third.

October 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AtomZ2

今天几月几号 was not accepted, but I feel like the spirit is close enough that it should be fine, despite not being literal.

November 24, 2018
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