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Hello everyone and welcome back to English with Lucy
today I am going to correct an error
that many of you
have been making.
I’m gonna tell you how to say and write dates properly. Now,
the main thing that confuses people, is the difference
between American Dates and British Dates.
Americans would say the month first,
then the day, then the year.
British people however, would say the day first,
then the month, then the year.
So that’s the main difference,
我會說我的生日是 10th of
I would say my date of birth
at the 10th of June 1994
而美國人說 June 10th 1994(6月10日1994年)
Americans would say June 10th 1994
Now another error that people make is that they get confused
between cardinal and ordinal numbers.
Here are the cardinal numbers: one,
二 三 四
two, three, four, five. Then,
we have the ordinal numbers: first,
第二 第三 第四
second, third, fourth, fifth.
See the difference?
Cardinal Ordinal Now,
序數然後序數的縮寫是 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
the abbreviation of ordinal numbers are as follows: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th.
And so on.
And we will always use this format when writing out dates in full.
It’s very rare to see an unabbreviated ordinal number in a written date.
This is just waste of space.
Like many things on this planet.
Another error is that students often forget
that we write months with a capital letter.
Make sure you fully understand the pronunciation of the months of the year.
If you have any doubts
about how to learn pronunciation you can see this video
in the card above. January,
2月 3月 4月
February, March, April, May,
5月 6月 7月
June, July, August, September,
8月 9月 10月 11月
October, November, December.
Witch month is your favourite?
Comment bellow and tell me why. So,
that’s is how you write the date.
: the 10th of June
In English the 10th of June 1994
1994美國人 : June 10th
and in American June 10th 1994. Now,
did you hear me when I read out the British version?
It’s written 10th June 1994
1994但是我說 (the) 10th (of) June
but I said (the) 10th (of) June 1994. So,
you don’t need to write’the
‘ and’of’ but you need to say it.
如果你說我的生日是 10th June
If you say’My birthday is 10th June 1994′
it sounds a little bit weird, it sounds a bit forced and unnatural.
So you want to say’My birthday
is the 10th of June 1994′
In American English this is not essential.
ofMy birthday is June 10th
My birthday is June 10th 1994. Now,
something else tend to be really confused,
is how to say years.
With years before the millennium (1994)
we know that we split it up into 2 sections: 18|25,
10|66 for example
Let me get past the year 2000 it
starts to get a little bit more complicated. Now,
there are two acceptable ways of saying the dates:
You can say twenty and then the number although,
with the years
before two thousand and ten you want to say
o9 We’ll say twenty o eight, twenty o nine, twenty ten. Otherwise,
if you say twenty nine, it sounds like
the number 29. So,
you need to say twenty o nine.
I have a prefer to say the full number.
I like to say:
two thousand and seventeen.
The important thing that you must remember is the’and’.
It is absolutely essential
that you include the’and’ when you say a date starting with the year 2000.
thousand and one (2001)two
two thousand and one (2001),
thousand and ten (2010)two
two thousand and ten (2010),
thousand and seventeen (2017).
two thousand and seventeen (2017). Now,
did you hear I say n, n,
I just add an extra syllable and go in, in
thousand and one two thousand and seventeen 我用聯結音 (schwa
two thousand and one, two thousand and seventeen
so I’m using the schwa sound two thousand
twothousand and seventeen two thousand and twelve.
and seventeen, two thousand and twelve. So,
there you have it!
So there you have it,
the definitive guide on how to read dates in English!
I hope that was usefull for you, I hope you learned something.
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When we get pass the millennium
When we get pass the year two thousand
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