https://www.duolingo.com/Ichthus731

星期天 or 星期日

What is the difference between these two words?

May 8, 2018

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster

星期天 is more common in spoken language while 星期日 is more common in written language.

May 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/overtheLuna80

Thanks!! I'm Chinese but I'm pretty horrible at it

May 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ichthus731

I was wondering because on one exercise Duolingo counted my 星期天 answer wrong and said the correct answer should be 星期日

May 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/momo-wuwen

Next time that happens, do send a "my answer should've been accepted" report!

May 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/bgrry

interchangeable but Cantonese speakers would normally say 星期日 in verbal conversations.

May 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/overtheLuna80

I think that they're both the same thing, just synonyms of each other

May 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/daal39
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It's like Samstag oder Sonnabend - mostly a matter of personal preference.

May 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/George418878

They are interchangeable

May 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Abwings

星期日 is the literal definition of Sunday whereas 星期天 is more informal.

May 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KEIKO993870

星期天一般的星期日很少听到,礼拝天与星期天多用

May 23, 2018
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