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In this lesson we will learn the days of the week and the months of the year. 

42.01

一月
Yīyu
January
二月
ryu
February
三月
Sānyu
March
四月
Syu
April
五月
Wǔyu
May
六月
Liyu
June
七月
Qīyu
July
八月
Bāyu
August
九月
Jiǔyu
September
十月
Shyu
October
十一月
Shyīyu
November
十二月
Sh'ryu
December

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42.02

你几月去哈尔滨?
Nǐ jǐ yu q Hā'ěrbīn?
What month will you go to Harbin?
我们几月回沈阳?
Wǒmen jǐ yu hu Shěnyng?  
What month will we come back to Shenyang?
他几月回北京?
Tā jǐ yu hu Běijīng?
What month will he return to Beijing?
留学生几月回国?
Lixushēng jǐ yu hugu?
What month will the exchange students
return to their country?

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42.03

星期一
Xīngqīyī
Monday
星期二
Xīngqī'r
Tuesday
星期三
Xīngqīsān
Wednesday
星期四
Xīngqīs
Thursday
星期五
Xīngqīwǔ
Friday
星期六
Xīngqīli
Saturday
星期天
Xīngqītiān
Sunday
星期日
Xīngqīr
Sunday

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42.04

马特: 今天几月几号?
Jīntiān jǐ yu jǐ ho?
莎拉: 今天7月24号。
Jīntiān qīyu rsh s ho.
马特: 今天星期几?
Jīntiān xīngqī jǐ?
莎拉: 今天星期五。
Jīntiān xīngqīwǔ.

42.05

安娜: 今天几月几号?
Jīntiān jǐ yu jǐ ho?
陈大同: 今天三月十二号。
Jīntiān sānyu sh'r ho
安娜: 今天星期几?
Jīntiān xīngqī jǐ?
陈大同: 今天星期四。
Jīntiān xīngqīs.
安娜: 二十号是星期天吧?
rsh ho sh xīngqītiān ba?
陈大同: 二十号不是星期天,是星期五。
rsh ho b sh xīngqītiān, sh xīngqīwǔ.

42.06

咱们...
Znmen...
...we....
咱们星期...
Znmen xīngqī ...
....day of the week...we...
咱们星期几...
Znmen xīngqī jǐ...
What day of the week...we...
咱们星期几考试?
Znmen xīngqī jǐ kǎosh?
What day of the week do we have the test?

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Notes:

咱们 znmen is called an "inclusive pronoun", it means we in the sense of "including you, the person with whom I am speaking". It is used often in the Northern dialects of Chinese. Using 咱们 znmen correctly will give your speech an authentic feel if you are in Northern China.

我们 wǒmen has both an inclusive "me and you" and exclusive "us without you" meaning. When all else fails, use 我们 wǒmen.

Grammar geeks should note that 咱们 znmen can not be an object of a verb, it can only be used as the subject of a sentence.

42.07

咱们...
Znmen...
...we....
咱们哪...
Znmen nǎ...
Which...we...
咱们哪天...
Znmen nǎ tiān...
Which day...we...
咱们哪天考试?
Znmen nǎ tiān kǎosh?
Which day do we have the test?

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42.08

你们星期几回南京?
Nǐmen xīngqī jǐ hu Nnjīng?
What day of the week will you return
 to Nanjing?
你星期几去市场?
Nǐ xīngqī jǐ q shchǎng?
What day of the week will you go to the market?
留学生星期几回国?
Lixushēng xīngqī jǐ hugu?  
What day of the week will the exchange students
return to their country?

咱们星期几去公园?
Znmen xīngqī jǐ q gōngyun?
What day of the week will we go to the park?

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42.09 You cheeky monkey!

王冬梅: 你是哪国人?
Nǐ sh nǎ gurn?
大卫: 我是外星人!
Wǒ sh wixīngrn!
王冬梅: 你骗我!
Nǐ pin wǒ!
大卫: 我没骗你,我真是一个外星人!
Wǒ mi pin nǐ, wǒ zhēn sh y g wixīngrn!