Kimberley
Xīngqíwǔ 星期五

What is the difference between 礼拜五 and 星期五 ?

Can they be used interchangeably? 

May 23, 2018 3:54 PM
Comments · 9
same in Chinese ,礼拜五 is  usually use in oral Chinese ,but if you write down in the formal article dont   use this word please 
May 24, 2018
In Cantonese, we tend to speak 礼拜五
May 24, 2018
It has also another saying like 周五 which has the same expression.
May 23, 2018
No big difference
May 23, 2018

There are three ways of saying week in Chinese. 

禮拜 - this is the go to word in Taiwan. 

星期 - this is the go to word here in Beijing, I'm not sure about the south. 

週 - this is OK everywhere, but this is the most formal of the lot. If you read a formal newspaper, they will almost always use 週.


Laurence 

May 26, 2018
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