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 pd  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 : decade 1960

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     en   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
Plattdüütschpd   1960ers
Polski      pl   "Lata 1900-1909" "Lata 1910-1919" "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
Tiếng Việt  vi   thời kỳ 1960         thời kỳ 1960 TCN

ISO 8601         1960/1969         -1968/-1959

Century[edit]

Example: 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
Plattdüütschpd   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: 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
Plattdüütschpd   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
Indonesian  id   1 Januari
Italiano    it   1º gennaio
Japanese    ja   1月1日
Nederlands  nl   1 januari
Norsk       no   1. januar
Plattdüütschpd   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 сичня
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 Bengali 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
he Hebrew עברית 1 ינואר 2009
hi Hindi हिन्दी १ जनवरी २००९
hr Croatian hrvatski 1. siječnja 2009.
ht Haitian 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 ဇန်​န​ဝါ​ရီ​ 2009
nds Low German Plattdüütsch 1. Januar 2009
nds-nl Low Saxon (Netherlands) Nedersaksies 1 jannewaori 2009
nl Dutch Nederlands 1 januari 2009
nn Norwegian Nynorsk norsk nynorsk‬ 1. januar 2009
no Norwegian (bokmål) norsk bokmål‬ 1. January 2009
oc Occitan occitan‬ 1 de genièr 2009
or Oriya 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 1 yanvar 2009
vec vèneto vèneto‬ 1 zenaro 2009
vi Vietnamese Tiếng Việt‬ 1 tháng 1 2009
vo Volapük Volapük‬ 1 yanul 2009
vls West-Vlams West-Vlams‬ 1 januoari 2009
wa Walloon walon‬ 1 djanvî 2009
wo Wolof Wolof‬ 1 Semwiyee 2009
wuu Wu 吴语‬ 1 1月 2009
xh Xhosa isiXhosa‬ 1 EyoMqungu 2009
yi Yiddish ייִדיש 1 יאַנואַר 2009
yue Cantonese 粵語 1 1月 2009
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
Indonesian  id   2 Februari
Italiano    it   2 febbraio
Japanese    ja   2月2日
Nederlands  nl   2 februari
Norsk       no   2. februar
Plattdüütschpd   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
Plattdüütschpd   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
Plattdüütschpd   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
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
Plattdüütschpd   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
Plattdüütschpd   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
Plattdüütschpd   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
Plattdüütschpd   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
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
Plattdüütschpd   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
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
Plattdüütschpd   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
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
Plattdüütschpd   23. Novemmer
Italiano    it   23 novembre
Japanese    ja   11月23日
Tiếng Việt  vi   11 tháng 23
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
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
Plattdüütschpd   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)
  • IIIe (3rd)
  • IVe (4th)
  • Ve (5th)
  • ...

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.

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.