How to Say Dates in Japanese

Basic Japanese Vocabulary

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Want to know how to say which day of the month it is in Japanese? The basic rule for dates is number + nichi. For example, juuichi-nichi (11th), juuni-nichi (12th), nijuugo-nichi (25th) and so on. However, 1st through 10th, 14th, 20th and 24th are irregular.

Japanese Dates

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1sttsuitachi一日
2ndfutsuka二日
3rdmikka三日
4thyokka四日
5thitsuka五日
6thmuika六日
7thnanoka七日
8thyouka八日
9thkokonoka九日
10thtouka十日
14thjuuyokka十四日
20thhatsuka二十日
24thnijuuyokka二十四日