Answer to Days of the Week in Chinese

Correct Answer: C
In China, every week starts on Monday and ends on Sunday. In the Chinese language, there are three ways to express the days of the week, and you can use whichever form you prefer. They are as follows:
In Chinese, “星期(xīngqī),” “礼拜(lĭbài),” and “周(zhōu)” all mean “week.” “星期(xīngqī)” is a formal expression while “礼拜(lĭbài)” and “周(zhōu)” are used more often in in spoken Chinese. We can then add the numbers “一(yī)) one,” “二(èr) two,” “三(sān)three,” “四(sì) four,” “五(wǔ)five,” and “六(liù) six” after any of them to indicate “Monday,” “Tuesday,” “Wednesday,” “Thursday,” “Friday,” and “Saturday.”
However, Sunday is slightly different. Rather than adding a number after the word for “week,” “天(tiān)” or “日(rì)” is used. In this way, Sunday becomes “星期天(xīngqī tiā),” “礼拜天(lĭbài tiān),” or “周日(zhōu rì).”
The following chart will help you better understand the explanation above:

星期(xīngqī) / 礼拜(lĭbài) / 周(zhōu)
一(yī)) 二(èr) 三(sān)) 四(sì) 五(wǔ) 六(liù) 天(tiān) / 日(rì)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Jīntiān shì xīngqī yī ma?
今天    是   星期 一 吗?
Is today Monday?

Wǒ xīngqī tiān xiǎng qù kàn diànyǐng.
我   星期    天    想    去  看     电影。
I want to go to see the film on Sunday.

Lǐ Huá xià ɡè lǐbài sān ɡuò shēngrì.
李  华  下 个 礼拜 三    过     生日。
Next Wednesday is Li Hua’s birthday.

Wǒ lǐbài  liù hé lǐbài tiān bú zài Běijīng.
我   礼拜 六 和 礼拜 天   不 在  北京。
I won’t be in Beijing on Saturday and Sunday.

Rose zhōuliù jiēhūn.
Rose    周六   结婚。
Rose will get married next Saturday.

Zhè zhōuwǔ huì xiàyǔ.
这       周五   会  下雨。
It’s going to rain this Friday.

In our test, we can only use “周天(zhōutiān)” to express “Sunday,” not “星期七(xīngqī qī)” or “礼拜七(lǐbài qī),” so the answer is C.

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