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Is 一月, 二月, 三月, et cetera the actual words for Chinese months of the year?

 

When I type in these characters I get the equivalent month for the English calendar. Meaning for 四月 I will get the translation for April, 五月 for May and so on. Do these characters only represent English months of the year or is it standard for Chinese people to speak about months using numbers?

For learning: Chinese (Mandarin)
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    We use the numbers from 1 to 12+月(yuè).
    BTW: In China, we also have the lunar calendar农历(nóng lì). We usually use 正月and 腊月.
    正月(zhēng yuè)--the first month of the lunar year
    腊月(là yuè)---the twelfth lunar month

     

    yes, it is very standard to speak using the numbers from 1 to 12.
    such as: 一月, 二月,三月,四月,五月......十二月

    我们只用 一月 到 十二月 来表达。

     

    yes. the word yue4 月 mean moon month

    so chinese present month as

    moon 1
    moon2
    moon3........moon12

    just like if you says
    first minth
    second mth
    third mth.......twelth mth

    but on top of this also use
    january............disembre

    It is how we Chinese name our months, number + 月。 Sometime we also say number + 月份。You see, Chinese is easy meh! :)

    yes
    sometimes you can see them as 月份
    and
    周一,周二, etc are real days of the week, Monday, Tuesday etc

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