Date formats in various languages

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Years[edit]

Example : year 1234

Language    Code   CE          BCE
Afrikaans    af   1234           1234 v.C.
Brezhoneg    br   1234           1234 kt JK 
Castellano   es   1234           1234 a.C.
Česky        cs   1234           1234 př. n. l.
Chinese      zh   1234年         前1234年
Cymraeg      cy   1234           1234 CC
Dansk        da   1234           1234 f.Kr.
Deutsch      de   1234           1234 v. Chr. 
Ελληνικά     el   1234           1234 π.Χ. 
English      en   1234           1234 BC 
Esperanto    eo   1234           -1234 
Finnish      fi   1234           1234 eaa.
Francais     fr   1234           1234 av. J.-C.
Indonesian   id   1234           1234 SM
Italiano     it   1234           1234 ac
Japanese     ja   1234年        紀元前1234年
Latvian      lv   1234           1234 p. m. ē.
Plattdüütsch nds  1234           1234 v. Chr.
Polski       pl   1234           1234 p.n.e.
Portugues    pt   1234           1234 a.C.
Russian      ru   1234           1234 до н.э. 
Sinhala      si   ක්‍රි. ව. 1234    ක්‍රි. පූ. 1234 
Nederlands   nl   1234           1234 v. Chr. 
Norsk        no   1234           1234 f.Kr.
Svenska      sv   1234           1234 f.Kr.
Tiếng Việt   vi   1234           1234 TCN
ISO 8601          1234           -1233

Decade[edit]

Example : 1960s, 197th decade

Language  Code   CE                 BCE
Afrikaans    af   1960s or 1960-70      1960s v.C.
Brezhoneg    br   Bloavezhioù 60        Bloavezhioù 60 kt JK
Castellano   es   años 1960
Česky        cs   1960-70 "60. léta"    1960-70 př. n. l.
Chinese      zh   1960年代                前1960年代
Cymraeg      cy   1960au
Dansk        da   1960'erne            1960'erne f.Kr.
Deutsch      de   1960er               1960 v. Chr.
Ελληνικά     el   Δεκαετία 1960        Δεκαετία 1960 π.Χ. 
English      en   1960s                1960s BC 
Esperanto    eo   1960-oj
Finnish      fi   1960-luvulla         1960-luvulla eaa.
Francais     fr   Années 1960          Années 1960 av. J.-C.
Indonesian   id   1960-an
Italiano     it   Anni 1960
Japanese     ja   1960年代               紀元前1960年代
Nederlands   nl   1960-70 "jaren 60"
Norsk        no   1960-tallet
Plattdüütsch nds  1960ers
Polski       pl   Lata 1900-1909      "Lata_20-te_XX_wieku" ... "Lata_90-te_XX_wieku"
Russian      ru   1960-е               1960-е до н.э.
Portugues    pt   Anos 1960            Anos 1960 a.C.
Sinhala      si   1960 දශකය          ක්‍රි. පූ. 1960 දශකය  
Svenska      sv   1960-talet           1960-talet f.Kr.
Tiếng Việt   vi   thời kỳ 1960         thời kỳ 1960 TCN

ISO 8601         1960/1969         -1968/-1959

Century[edit]

Example: 1400s, 15th century

Language  Code   CE                BCE
Afrikaans    af   15de eeu             15de eeu v.C.
Brezhoneg    br   XVvet kantved        XVvet kantved kt JK  
Castellano   es   Siglo XV
Česky        cs   15. století          15. století př. n. l.
Chinese      zh   15世纪                  前15世纪
Cymraeg      cy   15fed ganrif         15fed ganrif CC     
Dansk        da   15. århundrede       15. århundrede f.Kr.
Deutsch      de   15. Jahrhundert      15. Jahrhundert v. Chr.
Ελληνικά     el   15ος αιώνας          15ος αιώνας π.Χ.
English      en   15th century         15th century BC 
Esperanto    eo   15-a jarcento
Finnish      fi   15. vuosisadalla     15. vuosisadalla eaa.
Francais     fr   XVe siècle           XVe siècle av. J.-C.
Indonesian   id   abad ke-15           abad ke-15 SM
Italiano     it   XV secolo
Japanese     ja   15世紀                  紀元前15世紀
Nederlands   nl   15e eeuw             15e eeuw v. Chr.
Norsk        no   15. århundre
Plattdüütsch nds   15. Johrhunnert
Polski       pl   XV wiek
Portugues    pt   Século XV            Século XV AC
Russian      ru   XV век               XV век до н.э.
Sinhala      si   15 වන සියවස                ක්‍රි. පූ. 15 වන සියවස 
Svenska      sv   1400-talet
Tiếng Việt   vi   thế kỷ 15            thế kỷ 15 TCN
ISO 8601         1401/1500        -1500/-1401 
Note that in Swedish, there is no way to distinguish the century from its first decade. 1400-talet could refer to both. It is possible in Swedish to write "15:e århundradet", similar to Danish or English, but that is not very common.

Millennium[edit]

Example: 1000s, 2nd millennium

Language  Code   CE                BCE
Afrikaans    af   2de millennium       2de millennium v.C.
Brezhoneg    br   IIl milved           IIl milved kt JK
Castellano   es   II milenio
Česky        cs   2. tisíciletí        2. tisíciletí př. n. l.
Cymraeg      cy   2il fileniwm         2il fileniwm CC
Chinese      zh   2千年                   前2千年
Dansk        da   2. årtusinde         2. årtusinde f.Kr.
Deutsch      de   2. Jahrtausend       2. Jahrtausend v. Chr.
Ελληνικά     el   2η χιλιετία          2η χιλιετία π.Χ.
English      en   2nd millennium       2nd millennium BC 
Esperanto    eo   2-a jarmilo
Francais     fr   IIe millénaire       IIe millénaire av. J.-C.
Indonesian   id   milenium ke-2
Italiano     it   II millennio
Japanese     ja   2千年期                 紀元前2千年期
Nederlands   nl   2e millennium        2e millennium v. Chr. (1)
Norsk        no   2. årtusen
Plattdüütsch nds   2. Johrdüüsend
Polski       pl   ?
Portugues    pt   2o. milênio          2o. milênio a.C.
Russian      ru   2-е тысячелетие      2-е тысячелетие до н.э.
Sinhala      si   2 වන සහස්‍රය               ක්‍රි. පූ. 2 වන සහස්‍රය 
Svenska      sv   2:a årtusendet
ISO 8601         1001/2000         -2000/-1001

Months/days[edit]

January 1[edit]

Language  Code   Name
Afrikaans    af   1 Januarie
Brezhoneg    br   1añ a viz Genver
Castellano   es   1 de enero
Česky        cs   1. ledna
Cymraeg      cy   1af Ionawr
Chinese      zh   1月1日
Dansk        da   1. januar
Deutsch      de   1. Januar
Ελληνικά     el   1η Ιανουαρίου
English      en   1st January
English (US) en   January 1
Esperanto    eo   1-a de januaro
Finnish      fi   1. tammikuuta
Francais     fr   1er janvier
Hausa        ha   1 ga Janairu
Indonesian   id   1 Januari
Italiano     it   1º gennaio
Japanese     ja   1月1日
Nederlands   nl   1 januari
Norsk        no   1. januar
Plattdüütsch nds  1. Januar
Polski       pl   1 stycznia
Portugues    pt   1 de Janeiro
Russian      ru   1 января
Sinhala      si   ජනවාරි 1
Svenska      sv   1 januari
Tiếng Việt   vi   1 tháng 1
Ukrainien    ua   1 січня
code language name language name (local) date
af Afrikaans Afrikaans 1 Januarie 2009
am Amharic አማርኛ 1 ጃንዩዌሪ 2009
ar Arabic العربية 1 يناير 2009
as Assamese অসমীয়া 1 জানুৱাৰী 2009
ast Asturian asturianu 1 xineru 2009
bg Bulgarian български 1 януари 2009
bn Bangla বাংলা জানুয়ারি ১, ২০০৯
bo Tibetan བོད་ཡིག 1 ཟླ་བ་དང་པོ། 2009
br Breton brezhoneg 1 Genver 2009
bs Bosnian bosanski 1 januar 2009
ca Catalan català‬ 1 gener 2009
co Corsican corsu‬ 1 ghjennaghju 2009
cy Welsh Cymraeg 1 Ionawr 2009
da Danish dansk 1. januar 2009
de German Deutsch 1. Januar 2009
dv Divehi ދިވެހިބަސް 1 ޖަނަވަރީ 2009
el Greek Ελληνικά 1 Ιανουαρίου 2009
en English English 1 January 2009
eo Esperanto Esperanto la 1-a de januaro 2009
es Spanish español 1 de enero de 2009
ext Extremaduran estremeñu 1 Eneru 2009
et Estonian eesti 1. jaanuar 2009
eu Basque euskara 1 urtarrila 2009
fa Persian فارسی ۱ ژانویه ۲۰۰۹
fi Finnish suomi 1. tammikuuta 2009
fr French français 1er janvier 2009
fy Western Frisian Frysk 1 jannewaris 2009
ga Irish Gaeilge 1ú Eanáir 2009
gl Galician galego 1 xaneiro 2009
gsw Swiss German Alemannisch 1 Jänner 2009
gu Gujarati ગુજરાતી 1 જાન્યુઆરી 2009
ha Hausa Hausa 1 Janairu 2009
he Hebrew עברית 1 ינואר 2009
hi Hindi हिन्दी १ जनवरी २००९
hr Croatian hrvatski 1. siječnja 2009.
ht Haitian Creole Kreyòl ayisyen 1 janvye 2009
hu Hungarian magyar 2009. január 1.
hy Armenian հայերեն 1 Հունվար 2009
ia Interlingua interlingua 1 januario 2009
id Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia‬ 1 Januari 2009
it Italian italiano 1º gennaio 2009
ja Japanese 日本語‬ 2009年1月1日
ka Georgian ქართული‬ 1 იანვარი 2009
kl Kalaallisut kalaallisut‬ 1 Jannuaari 2009
km Khmer ភាសាខ្មែរ‬ 1 ខែមករា 2009
kn Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ‬ ಜನವರಿ ೧, ೨೦೦೯
ko Korean 한국어‬ 2009년 1월 1일
la Latin Latina 1 Ianuarius 2009
lb Luxembourgish Lëtzebuergesch 1 Januar 2009
lo Lao ລາວ‬ 1 ມັງກອນ 2009
li Limburgish Limburgs 1 jannewarie 2009
lt Lithuanian lietuvių 2009 m. sausio 1 d.
lv Latvian latviešu 2009. gada 1. janvāris
mk Macedonian македонски 1 јануари 2009
ml Malayalam മലയാളം 1 ജനുവരി 2009
mr Marathi मराठी‬ जानेवारी १, इ.स. २००९
ms Malay Bahasa Melayu‬ 1 Januari 2009
mt Maltese Malti‬ 1 Jannar 2009
my Burmese မြန်မာဘာသာ‬ 1 ဇန်နဝါရီ 2009
nds Low German Plattdüütsch 1. Januar 2009
nds-nl Low Saxon Nedersaksies 1 januåri 2009
nl Dutch Nederlands 1 januari 2009
nn Norwegian Nynorsk norsk nynorsk‬ 1. januar 2009
no Norwegian norsk‬ 1. January 2009
oc Occitan occitan‬ 1 de genièr 2009
or Odia ଓଡ଼ିଆ‬ 1 ଜାନୁଆରୀ 2009
pa Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ‬ ੧ ਜਨਵਰੀ ੨੦੦੯
pl Polish polski‬ 1 stycznia 2009
ps Pashto پښتو 1 جنوري 2009
pt Portuguese português‬ 1 de janeiro de 2009
ro Romanian română‬ 1 ianuarie 2009
ru Russian русский‬ 1 января 2009
rw Kinyarwanda Kinyarwanda‬ 1 January 2009
sa Sanskrit संस्कृतम्‬ 1 जनवरी 2009
sc Sardinian sardu 1 Ghennàrgiu 2009
sd Sindhi سنڌي 1 جنوری 2009
si Sinhala සිංහල‬ 1 ජනවාරි 2009
si Slovak slovenčina‬ 1 január 2009
sl Slovenian slovenščina‬ 1 januar 2009
sq Albanian shqip‬ 1 janar 2009
sr Serbian српски / srpski‬ 1. јануар 2009.
su Sundanese Basa Sunda‬ 1 Januari 2009
sv Swedish svenska‬ 1 januari 2009
sw Swahili Kiswahili‬ 1 Januari 2009
ta Tamil தமிழ்‬ 1 ஜனவரி 2009
te Telugu తెలుగు‬ 1 జనవరి 2009
th Thai ไทย‬ 1 มกราคม พ.ศ. 2552
ti Tigrinya ትግርኛ‬ 1 ትሪ 2009
tk Turkmen Türkmençe‬ 1 ýanwar 2009
tr Turkish Türkçe‬ 1 Ocak 2009
uk Ukrainian українська 1 січня 2009
ur Urdu اردو 1 جنوری 2009
uz Uzbek oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча 1 Yanvar 2009
vec Venetian vèneto‬ 1 zenaro 2009
vi Vietnamese Tiếng Việt‬ 1 tháng 1 2009
vo Volapük Volapük‬ 1 yanul 2009
vls West Flemish West-Vlams‬ 1 januoari 2009
wa Walloon walon‬ 1 djanvî 2009
wo Wolof Wolof‬ 1 Samwiyee 2009
wuu Wu Chinese 吴语‬ 2009年1月1日
xh Xhosa isiXhosa‬ 1 EyoMqungu 2009
yi Yiddish ייִדיש 1 יאַנואַר 2009
yue Cantonese 粵語 2009年1月1日
za Zhuang Vahcuengh‬ 1 Nin Wtj 2009
zh Chinese 中文‬ 2009年1月1日
zu Zulu isiZulu‬ 1 Umasingana 2009

February 2[edit]

Language  Code   Name
Afrikaans    af   2 Februarie
Brezhoneg    br   2 a viz C'hwevrer 
Castellano   es   2 de febrero
Česky        cs   2. února
Chinese      zh   2月2日
Cymraeg      cy   2il Chwefror
Dansk        da   2. februar
Deutsch      de   2. Februar
Ελληνικά     el   2 Φεβρουαρίου
English      en   2nd February
English (US) en   February 2
Esperanto    eo   2-a de februaro
Finnish      fi   2. helmikuuta
Francais     fr   2 février
Hausa        ha   2 ga Fabrairu
Indonesian   id   2 Februari
Italiano     it   2 febbraio
Japanese     ja   2月2日
Nederlands   nl   2 februari
Norsk        no   2. februar
Plattdüütsch nds  2. Februar
Polski       pl   2 lutego
Portugues    pt   2 de Fevereiro
Russian      ru   2 февраля
Sinhala      si   පෙබරවාරි 2
Svenska      sv   2 februari
Tiếng Việt   vi   2 tháng 2
Ukrainien    ua   2 лютого

March 3[edit]

Language  Code   Name
Afrikaans    af   3 Maart
Brezhoneg    br   3 a viz Meurzh  
Cymraeg      cy   3ydd Mawrth
Česky        cs   3. března
Chinese      zh   3月3日
Ελληνικά     el   3 Μαρτίου
English      en   3rd March
English (US) en   March 3
Deutsch      de   3. März
Polski       pl   3 marca
Esperanto    eo   3-a de marto
Francais     fr   3 mars
Finnish      fi   3. maaliskuuta
Castellano   es   3 de marzo
Indonesian   id   3 Maret
Nederlands   nl   3 maart
Sinhala      si   මාර්තු 3
Svenska      sv   3 mars
Portugues    pt   3 de Março
Norsk        no   3. mars
Dansk        da   3. marts
Plattdüütsch nds  3. Marz
Italiano     it   3 marzo
Japanese     ja   3月3日
Tiếng Việt   vi   3 tháng 3
Russian      ru   3 марта

April 4[edit]

Language  Code   Name
Afrikaans    af   4 April
Brezhoneg    br   4 a viz Ebrel  
Cymraeg      cy   4ydd Ebrill
Česky        cs   4. dubna
Chinese      zh   4月4日
Ελληνικά     el   4 Απριλίου
English      en   4th April
English (US) en   April 4
Deutsch      de   4. April
Polski       pl   4 kwietnia
Esperanto    eo   4-a de aprilo
Finnish      fi   4. huhtikuuta
Francais     fr   4 avril
Castellano   es   4 de abril
Indonesian   id   4 April
Nederlands   nl   4 april
Sinhala      si   අප්‍රේල් 4 
Svenska      sv   4 april
Portugues    pt   4 de Abril
Norsk        no   4. april
Dansk        da   4. april
Plattdüütsch nds  4. April
Italiano     it   4 aprile
Japanese     ja   4月4日
Tiếng Việt   vi   4 tháng 4
Russian      ru   4 апреля

May 5[edit]

Language  Code   Name
Afrikaans    af   5 Mei
Brezhoneg    br   5 a viz Mae 
Cymraeg      cy   5ed Mai
Česky        cs   5. května
Chinese      zh   5月5日
Ελληνικά     el   5 Μαΐου
English      en   5th May
English (US) en   May 5
Deutsch      de   5. Mai
Polski       pl   5 maja
Esperanto    eo   5-a de majo
Finnish      fi   5. toukokuuta
Francais     fr   5 mai
Castellano   es   5 de mayo
Hausa        ha   5 ga Mayu
Indonesian   id   5 Mei
Nederlands   nl   5 mei
Sinhala      si   මැයි 5
Svenska      sv   5 maj
Portugues    pt   5 de Maio
Norsk        no   5. mai
Dansk        da   5. maj
Plattdüütsch nds  5. Mai
Italiano     it   5 maggio
Japanese     ja   5月5日
Tiếng Việt   vi   5 tháng 5
Russian      ru   5 мая

June 6[edit]

Language  Code   Name
Afrikaans    af   6 Junie
Brezhoneg    br   6 a viz Mezheven  
Cymraeg      cy   6fed Mehefin
Česky        cs   6. června
Chinese      zh   6月6日
Ελληνικά     el   6 Ιουνίου
English      en   6th June
English (US) en   June 6
Deutsch      de   6. Juni
Polski       pl   6 czerwca
Esperanto    eo   6-a de junio
Finnish      fi   6. kesäkuuta
Francais     fr   6 juin
Castellano   es   6 de junio
Indonesian   id   6 Juni
Nederlands   nl   6 juni
Sinhala      si   ජූනි 6
Svenska      sv   6 juni
Portugues    pt   6 de Junho
Norsk        no   6. juni
Dansk        da   6. juni
Plattdüütsch nds  6. Juni
Italiano     it   6 giugno
Japanese     ja   6月6日
Tiếng Việt   vi   6 tháng 6
Russian      ru   6 июня

July 10[edit]

Language  Code   Name
Afrikaans    af   10 Julie
Brezhoneg    br   10 a viz Gouere 
Cymraeg      cy   10fed Gorffennaf
Česky        cs   10. července
Chinese      zh   7月10日
Ελληνικά     el   10 Ιουλίου
English      en   10th July
English (US) en   July 10
Deutsch      de   10. Juli
Polski       pl   10 lipca
Esperanto    eo   10-a de julio
Finnish      fi   10. heinäkuuta
Francais     fr   10 juillet
Castellano   es   10 de julio
Indonesian   id   10 Juli
Nederlands   nl   10 juli
Sinhala      si   ජූලි 10
Svenska      sv   10 juli
Portugues    pt   10 de Julho
Norsk        no   10. juli
Dansk        da   10. juli
Plattdüütsch nds  10. Juli
Italiano     it   10 luglio
Japanese     ja   7月10日
Tiếng Việt   vi   10 tháng 7
Russian      ru   10 июля

August 20[edit]

Language  Code   Name
Afrikaans    af   20 Augustus
Brezhoneg    br   20 a viz Eost  
Cymraeg      cy   20fed Awst
Česky        cs   20. srpna
Chinese      zh   8月20日
Ελληνικά     el   20 Αυγούστου
English      en   20th August
English (US) en   August 20
Deutsch      de   20. August
Polski       pl   20 sierpnia
Esperanto    eo   20-a de aŭgusto
Finnish      fi   20. elokuuta
Francais     fr   20 août
Castellano   es   20 de agosto
Indonesian   id   20 Agustus
Nederlands   nl   20 augustus
Sinhala      si   අගෝස්තු 20 
Svenska      sv   20 augusti
Portugues    pt   20 de Agosto
Norsk        no   20. august
Dansk        da   20. august
Plattdüütsch nds  20. August
Italiano     it   20 agosto
Japanese     ja   8月20日
Tiếng Việt   vi   20 tháng 8
Russian      ru   20 августа

September 21[edit]

Language  Code   Name
Afrikaans    af   21 September
Brezhoneg    br   21 a viz Gwengolo  
Cymraeg      cy   21ain Medi
Česky        cs   21. září
Chinese      zh   9月21日
Ελληνικά     el   21 Σεπτεμβρίου
English      en   21st September
English (US) en   September 21
Deutsch      de   21. September
Polski       pl   21 września
Esperanto    eo   21-a de septembro
Francais     fr   21 septembre
Castellano   es   21 de septiembre
Hausa        ha   21 ga Satumba
Indonesian   id   21 September
Nederlands   nl   21 september
Sinhala      si   සැප්තැම්බර 21
Svenska      sv   21 september
Portugues    pt   21 de Setembro
Norsk        no   21. september
Dansk        da   21. september
Plattdüütsch nds  21. Septemmer
Italiano     it   21 settembre
Japanese     ja   9月21日
Tiếng Việt   vi   21 tháng 9
Russian      ru   21 сентября

October 22[edit]

Language  Code   Name
Afrikaans    af   22 Oktober
Brezhoneg    br   22 a viz Here  
Cymraeg      cy   22ain Hydref
Česky        cs   22. října
Chinese      zh   10月22日
Ελληνικά     el   22 Οκτωβρίου
English      en   22nd October
English (US) en   October 22
Deutsch      de   22. Oktober
Polski       pl   22 października
Esperanto    eo   22-a de oktobro
Francais     fr   22 octobre
Castellano   es   22 de octubre
Hausa        ha   22 ga Oktoba
Indonesian   id   22 Oktober
Nederlands   nl   22 oktober
Sinhala      si   ඔක්තෝබර 22 
Svenska      sv   22 oktober
Portugues    pt   22 de Outubro
Norsk        no   22. oktober
Dansk        da   22. oktober
Plattdüütsch nds  22. Oktober
Italiano     it   22 ottobre
Japanese     ja   10月22日
Tiếng Việt   vi   22 tháng 10
Russian      ru   22 октября

November 23[edit]

Language  Code   Name
Afrikaans    af   23 November
Brezhoneg    br   23 a viz Du  
Cymraeg      cy   23ain Tachwedd
Česky        cs   23. listopadu
Chinese      zh   11月23日
Ελληνικά     el   23 Νοεμβρίου
English      en   23rd November
English (US) en   November 23
Deutsch      de   23. November
Polski       pl   23 listopada
Esperanto    eo   23-a de novembro
Francais     fr   23 novembre
Castellano   es   23 de noviembre
Hausa        ha   23 ga Nuwamba
Indonesian   id   23 November
Nederlands   nl   23 november
Sinhala      si   නොවැම්බර 23
Svenska      sv   23 november
Portugues    pt   23 de Novembro
Norsk        no   23. november
Dansk        da   23. november
Plattdüütsch nds  23. Novemmer
Italiano     it   23 novembre
Japanese     ja   11月23日
Tiếng Việt   vi   23 tháng 11
Russian      ru   23 ноября

December 24[edit]

Language  Code   Name
Afrikaans    af   24 Desember
Brezhoneg    br   24 a viz Kerzu  
Cymraeg      cy   24ain Rhagfyr
Česky        cs   24. prosince
Chinese      zh   12月24日
Ελληνικά     el   24 Δεκεμβρίου
English      en   24th December
English (US) en   December 24
Deutsch      de   24. Dezember
Polski       pl   24 grudnia
Esperanto    eo   24-a de decembro
Francais     fr   24 décembre
Castellano   es   24 de diciembre
Hausa        ha   24 ga Disamba
Indonesian   id   24 Desember
Nederlands   nl   24 december
Sinhala      si   දෙසැම්බර් 24 
Svenska      sv   24 december
Portugues    pt   24 de Dezembro
Norsk        no   24. desember
Dansk        da   24. december
Plattdüütsch nds  24. Dezemmer
Italiano     it   24 dicembre
Japanese     ja   12月24日
Tiếng Việt   vi   24 tháng 12
Russian      ru   24 декабря

Notes[edit]

中文 (Chinese)[edit]

Chinese does not give months, days of the week, or years special names. Rather, Chinese merely uses the number. The Chinese date format always starting with the year. For example, "July 31st, 2004", in Chinese is:

二〇〇四年七月三十一日 or 2004年7月31日
(literally, "Two zero zero four year seven month thirty-one day" or "2004 year 7 month 31 day")

For the Chinese, the day of week is not usually included in the article. Similarly, "Saturday," the sixth day of the week, is:

星期六
(literally, "week six")

The exception is "Sunday," which in Chinese is 星期日(literally, "week day"). And in days of week, Arabic numerals should not be used.

Also, BCE (BC) is 公元前 in Chinese, and ACE (AD) is 公元. For example, "220 BC", in Chinese is:

公元前二二〇年 or 公元前220年

French[edit]

When using roman or decimal ordinal numbers, French uses superscript er for first (or re when the ordinal matches a feminine noun like décennie or année), then superscript e for everything else:

  • Ier, Ire (1st)
  • IIe (2nd, but not last in a pair)
  • IId, IIde (2nd in a pair)
  • IIIe (3rd), IVe (4th), Ve (5th), ...
  • Xe (10th), XIe (11th), XIIe (12th), ...
  • XXe (20th), XXIe (21st), XXIIe (22nd), XXIIIe (23rd), XXIVe (24th), ...

Usually the superscript form is preferred for ordinal suffixes, and strongly encouraged with roman numbers. Roman numbers normally use small capitals for cardinals and prepended ordinals, but big capitals for unsuffixed ordinals used alone for years or in appended positions (e.g. numbered names of sovereigns, or book/chapter/title/section numbers).

By tradition, milleniums and centuries are written using roman number with big capitals as they are ordinals. same rule for sovereign numbered names and book/chapter/title/section number. But low capitals roman numbers are used for alinea ordinals within chapters or sections. Some authors prefer using century ordinal numbers using small capitals (there's no agreed convention), while keeping big capitals for milleniums.

Using latin digits for milleniums, centuries ordinals and for sovereign ordinal names is strongly discouraged in French (Jean XXIII, not Jean 23) and when spelled out instead of using . But years may also occasionnaly be written using roman numbers (old fashion, mostly found in old books or legal statements). Today, French uses latin digits for all years counted in the Gregorian era, and roman digits are often used when counting in other eras or in some historic dates, always after the French word an (meaning year) generally with the name of the era, as in an I de la Révolution).

However, day of months use the ordinal form only for the 1st day of month (and their decimal number in digits are suffixed with superscript er), for all other days of the month, only cardinals are used (and decimal numbers using digits are not suffixed). So we have : premier janvier (1er janvier), followed by deux janvier (2 janvier), ..., trente-et-un janvier (31 janvier), premier février (1er février), deux février (2 février), etc.

It is acceptable (but not recommanded) to use the cardinal form for the 1st day of month but only when using the digits (1 janvier), but never acceptable when spelled out (un janvier is wrong, as 1 janvier is still read as premier janvier); but it is always incorrect to use the ordinal form for other days of the month (deuxième janvier or 2e janvier are both wrong).

Cymraeg (Welsh)[edit]

When writing dates we append a suffix to the day number which is used to change the cardinal number to an ordinal:

  • 1af (cyntaf - 1st)
  • 2ail (ail - 2nd)
  • 3ydd (trydydd - 3rd)
  • 4ydd (pedwerydd - 4th)
  • 5ed (pumed - 5th)
  • 6ed - 20fed (chweched (6th) - ugeinfed (20th))
  • 21ain (unfed ar hugain - first on twenty (21st))
  • 31ain (unfed ar ddegfed ar hugain - one and tenth on twenty (31st))

Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)[edit]

Vietnamese does not give months, days of the week, or years special names. Rather, Vietnamese merely uses the number. For example, "July 31st, 2004", for the purposes of the Vietnamese wikis, is:

31 tháng 7 năm 2004 or 31 tháng 7, 2004

Normally, however, it would be written:

ngày 31 tháng 7 năm 2004 or hôm 31 tháng 7 năm 2004
(literally, "day 31 of month 7")

For the Vietnamese wikis, the "day" is usually included in the article, but is not part of the page title or link. Similarly, "Saturday," the seventh day of the week, is:

thứ 7
(literally, "the seventh one")

The exception is "Sunday," which in Vietnamese is Chủ nhật.

Also, BCE (BC) is TCN in Vietnamese, and CE (AD) is CN.

Greek[edit]

When writing centuries (=male noun in greek) we append the suffix "-ος" to the century number which is used to change the cardinal number to an ordinal. When the number is 20 or 30 or 40 etc we append the suffix "-ός":

  • 1ος (πρώτος - 1st) (for male)
  • 2ος (δεύτερος - 2nd) (for male)
  • 3ος (τρίτος - 3rd) (for male)
  • 4ος (τέταρτος - 4th) (for male)
  • 5ος (πέμπτος - 5th) (for male)
  • 6ος (έκτος - 6th) (for male)
  • 20ός (εικοστός - 20th) (for male)
  • 21ος (εικοστός πρώτος - 21th) (for male)
  • 22ος (εικοστός δεύτερος - 22th) (for male)
  • 30ός (τριακοστός - 30th) (for male)
  • 40ός (τεσσαρακοστός - 40th) (for male)
  • ...

When writing millenniums (=female noun in greek) we append the suffix "-η" to the millennium number which is used to change the cardinal number to an ordinal. When the number is 20 or 30 or 40 etc we append the suffix "-ή":

  • 1η (πρώτη - 1st) (for female)
  • 2η (δεύτερη - 2nd) (for female)
  • 3η (τρίτη - 3rd) (for female)
  • 4η (τέταρτη - 4th) (for female)
  • 5η (πέμπτη - 5th) (for female)
  • 6η (έκτη - 6th) (for female)
  • 20ή (εικοστή - 20th) (for female)
  • 21η (εικοστή πρώτη - 21th) (for female)
  • 22η (εικοστή δεύτερη - 22th) (for female)
  • 30ή (τριακοστή - 30th) (for female)
  • 40ή (τεσσαρακοστή - 40th) (for female)
  • ...

When writing number of the day we append the suffix "-η" only to the first number, i.e. 1η.

  • 1η Ιανουαρίου, but 2 Ιανουαρίου, 3 Ιανουαρίου...
  • 1η Φεβρουαρίου, but 2 Φεβρουαρίου, 3 Φεβρουαρίου...
  • 1η Μαρτίου, but 2 Μαρτίου, 3 Μαρτίου...
  • ...

Also, BCE (BC) is π.Χ. in Greek, and ACE (AD) is μ.Χ..

ISO 8601[edit]

Note that en:ISO 8601 Formatted Dates conform to an international standard and are therefore usable in all languages. The ISO equivalents here are given on the basis that centuries, millennia, etc. start at the beginning of year one.