Days & Dates


Monday Mon
Thursday Thu
Wednesday Wed
Thursday Thu
Friday Fri
Saturday Sat
Sunday Sun


In figures In words
1st the first
2nd the second
3rd the third
4th the fourth
5th the fifth
6th the sixth
7th the seventh
8th the eighth
9th the ninth
10th the tenth
11th the eleventh
12th the twelfth
13th the thirteenth
14th the fourteenth
15th the fifteenth
16th the sixteenth
17th the seventeenth
18th the eighteenth
19th the nineteenth
20th the twentieth
21st the twenty-first
22nd the twenty-second
23rd the twenty-third
24th the twenty-fourth
25th the twenty-fifth
26th the twenty-sixth
27th the twenty-seventh
28th the twenty-eighth
29th the twenty-ninth
30th the thirtieth
31st the thirty-first

How to say the year

You write You say
1900 nineteen hundred
1901 nineteen hundred (and) one
nineteen oh-one
1995 nineteen ninety-five
2000 two thousand
twenty hundred
2002 two thousand (and) two
twenty oh-two
2010 two thousand (and) ten
twenty ten

Expressing the date

How we write the date

1st January 2004 07/09/1959 August 12 2003
How we say
the date
The first of January 2004 The seventh of September 1959 August the 12th 2003


For single days and dates we use on.

For example:

I was born on the 7th of the month.

For months we use in.

For example:

I was born in September.

! My birthday is on September the 7th.

Naturally speaking

How to ask the day or date

  • What day is it please?
  • It’s Tuesday.
  • What date is it please?
  • It’s the 1st of April.
  • What’s the date today please?
  • It’s the 1st of April.

Interesting Stuff

AD stands for Anno Domini (Latin for “In the year of (Our) Lord”), abbreviated as AD. It defines an epoch based on the traditionally-reckoned year of the conception or birth of Jesus of Nazareth. it is used in the English language to denote years after the start of this time.

BC stands for Before Christ (from the Ancient Greek “Christos” or “Anointed One”, referring to Jesus), abbreviated as BC, it is used in the English language to denote years before the start of this time.

Some non-Christians also use the abbreviations AD and BC without intending to acknowledge the Christian connotation, but some people prefer the alternatives ‘CE’ (Common Era) and ‘BCE’ (Before Common Era), arguing that they are more neutral terms. .

A millennium (pl. millennia) is a period of one thousand years.

A century is a period of one hundred consecutive years. Centuries are numbered ordinally (e.g. “the nineteenth century”).

A decade is a period of 10 years.

The decades from 1920 to 1999, are called “the Twenties”, “the Sixties”, etc. But the current decade has no universally accepted name. Some refer to the decade as the “twenty hundreds” while others may refer to it as the “two thousands”. In written form, this could appear as “the ’00s” or “the 2000s”. But writing “the 2000s” or simply saying “the two-thousands” can cause confusion, since this could refer to the entire 21st century or even the entire millennium. Some people tried to popularize “the Noughties” as the decade’s name. This is a play on words, nought means “zero” and noughties sounds both like nineties and naughty.

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