星期天 or 星期日

What is the difference between these two words?

May 8, 2018


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

May 8, 2018

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

May 8, 2018

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

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

May 9, 2018

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

May 12, 2018

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

May 8, 2018
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It's like Samstag oder Sonnabend - mostly a matter of personal preference.

May 8, 2018

They are interchangeable

May 8, 2018

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

May 21, 2018


May 23, 2018
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