How to write the date in Chinese
2015年10月17日 is October 17, 2015.
The date in Mandarin Chinese is written from largest amount of time to smallest amount of time. So the year 年 (nián) is the measure word for “year,” 月 (yuè) is the measure word for “month” (the character also means “moon”), and 日 (rì) is the measure word for “day” (the character also means “sun”).
You will see this date in the news, newspapers and it is what people in China will write today.
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