第七课 今天几号Lesson 7 What′s the date today

《第七课 今天几号》 Lesson 7 What′s the date today

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背景:In the Super Market, Panpan and Tom come across Xiaoyun. After buying the food , they decide to have a walk in the night.
小云:今天几号?
盼盼:今天八月十号。
小云:今天星期二吗?
盼盼:今天不是星期二,昨天是星期二。
小云:明天星期四。

小云:(对Tom说)Oh, sorry, Tom. I forgot you don′t understand Chinese.
Tom: It doesn′t matter. I can learn more when you speak Chinese. So go ahead, please!
盼盼:Ok. I will tell you what we were talking about. But before that , can you count the number in Chinese?
Tom: Yeah, I can count from one to hundred. yī èr sān sì wǔ liù qī bā jiǔ shí and so on.
盼盼:Great! It will be easier for you to learn the following things. At first, Xiaoyun asked “今天几号?” which means “What′s the date today?”. “今天” is “today”, “昨天” is “yesterday” and “明天” is “tomorrow”. “号” is added to the question pronouns like ”几” , which can be used to ask about the date or numbers . “今天八月十号” means “today is August 10th” . “月” is “month”, “号” is “date”. In Chinese, we add “月” or “号” to the numerals to show the month or date.
Tom: So, January 1st, we can say “一月一号” . And my birthday is December 21st. I can say “十二月二十一号” , is it right?
盼盼:Right. Then Xiaoyun asked “今天星期二吗?” which means “Is it Tuesday today?” “星期”is weekdays. In Chinese, we put “星期”before each of the numerals from “一”to “7” to show the days of the week. But the seventh day is called “星期日” or ”星期天”。
Tom: So Sunday is “星期一” . Monday is…
盼盼:(打断Tom的话)No, no, no. Sorry, I forgot to tell you the most important things. In China the first day of the week usually refers to Monday, So “星期一” is “Monday”. “星期天” or “星期日” is Sunday.
Tom: Oh, I see. Thank you, Panpan.
盼盼:My pleasure. I think we should have a review now.

(重新放一遍刚才的对话)
小云:今天几号?
盼盼:今天八月十号。
小云:今天星期二吗?
盼盼:今天不是星期二,昨天是星期二。
小云:明天星期四。

(盼盼在黑板旁边做最后的总结)
盼盼:At last, please follow me to read the key sentences.

今天几号? What′s the date today ?
今天八月十号。 Today is August 10th.
今天星期二吗? Is it Tuesday today?
今天不是星期二。 Today is not Tuesday.
昨天是星期二。 Yesterday was Tuesday.
明天星期四。 Tomorrow is Thursday.

Now, do you master all of these sentences? Don′t forget to review , please.
Goodbye, everyone. See you next time!


  • 1. 今天几号?
    Pinyin:   Jīntiān jǐ hào ? Meaning:  What′s the date today?
  • 2. 今天八月十号。
    Pinyin:   Jīntiān bā yuè shí hào 。 Meaning: Today is August 10th.
  • 3. 今天星期二吗?
    Pinyin:   Jīntiān xīngqī èr ma ? Meaning: Is it Tuesday today?
  • 4. 今天不是星期二。
    Pinyin:   Jīntiān bú shì xīngqī èr。 Meaning: Today isn′t Tuesday.
  • 5. 昨天是星期二。
    Pinyin:   Zuótiān shì xīngqī èr 。 Meaning: Yesterday was Tuesday.
  • 6. 明天星期四。
    Pinyin:   Míngtiān xīngqī sì 。 Meaning: Tomorrow is Thursday.

  • 1. 今天    jīntiān
    Noun. Meaning: today
  • 2. 几     jǐ
    Question Pronoun. Meaning: how many
  • 3. 号(日)    hào(rì)
    Noun. Meaning: date
  • 4. 八    bā
    Numeral. Meaning: eight
  • 5. 月    yuè
    Noun. Meaning: month
  • 6. 十    shí
    Numeral. Meaning: ten
  • 7. 星期    xīngqī
    Noun. Meaning: week
  • 8. 二    èr
    Numeral. Meaning: two
  • 9. 昨天    zuótiān
    Noun. Meaning: yesterday
  • 10. 明天    míngtiān
    Noun. Meaning: tomorrow


  • 1. 汉语中的数字 Numbers in Chinese
    Meaning:       Numbers from 1 to 10 1 一yī 2 二èr 3 三sān 4 四sì 5 五wǔ 6 六liù 7 七qī 8 八bā 9 九jiǔ 10 十shí Numbers from 11 to 100 11 十一 shí yī 12 十二 shí èr ...... 19 十九 shí jiǔ 20 二十 èr shí 21 二十一 èr shí yī 22 二十二 èr shí èr ...... 29 二十九 èr shí jiǔ 30 三十 sān shí 31 三十一 sān shí yī 32 三十二 sān shí èr ...... 39 三十九 sān shí jiǔ 40 四十 sì shí ...... 81 八十一 bā shí yī 82 八十二 bā shí èr ...... 89 八十九 bā shí jiǔ 90 九十 jiǔ shí 91 九十一 jiǔ shí yī 92 九十二 jiǔ shí èr ...... 99 九十九 jiǔ shí jiǔ 100 一百 yī bǎi
    Example:    
  • 2. 名词谓语句 The sentence with a nominal predicate
    Meaning:       In Chinese, the noun, noun phrase or numeral-measure can used be the predicate. In negative sentence, "不是" should be used before the noun, noun phrase or numeral-measure. This type of sentence is mainly used to show time, age, birthplace and quantity.
    Example:    

    1.   今天星期二。

        Pinyin: Jīntiān xīngqī èr?

        Meaning: Today is Tuesday.


    2.   昨天不是八月十号。

        Pinyin: Zuótiān bú shì bā yuè shí hào

        Meaning: Yesterday is not August 10th.


    3.   他北京人

        Pinyin: Tā běijīng rén

        Meaning: He is Beijing people.

  • 3. 年、月、日和星期的表示法 Ways to show the year, the month, the day and the days of the week
    Meaning:       1、The way to read a year is simply to read every figure. 1997年:一九九七年 yī jiǔ jiǔ qī nián 2005年:二○○五年 èr líng líng wǔ nián 2011年:二○一一年 èr líng yī yī nián 2、The names of the twelve months are formed by adding "月" to each of the numerals from 1 to 12. January: 一月 yī yuè February: 二月 èr yuè ...... November:十一月 shí yī yuè December:十二月 shí èr yuè 3、A day is indicated in the same way as a month, you should add"日rì" or"号hào" to each of the numerals from 1 to 31. "日rì"is mainly used in written Chinese, while "号hào" is preferred as an oral form. 4、Weekdays are indicated by putting "星期" before each of the numerals from "一" to"六". In China, we count the weekdays from Monday. So the seventh day is Sunday which is written as "星期日"or"星期天". 5、The order of the year, day and the days of the week is as follows: 2011年8月12日 星期五 èr líng yī yī nián bā yuè shí èr rì xīngqī wǔ 
    Example:    

  • 1. What is the next day of “星期一”
    A. 星期日

    B. 星期五

    C. 星期二

    D. 星期六

  • 2. What date is the Christmas?
    A. 八月十五日

    B. 一月一日

    C. 十月一日

    D. 十二月二十五日

  • 3. Which one is Sunday?
    A. 星期日

    B. 星期六

    C. 星期二

    D. 星期四

  • 4. Select the right one fill in the blank: A:今天星期几? B:_________.
    A. 今天九月十三日

    B. 今天我去超市

    C. 今天我去买牛奶

    D. 今天星期五

  • 5. Select the right one fill in the blank: A:今天几号? B:________.
    A. 今天十一月三号

    B. 今天星期三

    C. 今天我去买东西

    D. 昨天十月三十号

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