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Names Of Months And Weekdays In Your Language  
User currently offlineSonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 5591 times:

Well, how months and weekdays are called in your language (also you could explain the direct meaning of the word or why months/weekdays are called so)?
In Lithuanian:

Months:
January - Sausis (Probably comes from word Sausas, meaning dry)
February - Vasaris (Vasara means summer, but probably it is called so not because of this)
March - Kovas (Kovas is a bird)
April - Balandis (Balandis is also a bird (dove))
May - Gegužė (Gegužė is also a bird - not sure why all spring months are called after birds)
June - Birželis (Not sure what it means. Biržai is a city in north Lithuania, but I doubt it's related)
July - Liepa (Liepa is a tree which blooms in this month)
August - Rugpjūtis (Rugiai+Pjūtis - "Rugiai" means "Crops" and "Pjūtis" means "Harvest")
September - Rugsėjis (Rugiai+Sėti - "Rugiai" means "Crops" and "Sėti" means "to plant")
October - Spalis ("Spalis" means dry log, used to make campfires)
November - Lapkritis (Lapai+Kristi - "lapai" means "leafs" and "kristi" means "to fall")
December - Gruodis (Not sure what it means)

Weekdays:
Monday - Pirmadienis (litterally "firstday")
Tuesday - Antradienis (secondday)
Wednesday - Trečiadienis (thirdday)
Thursday - Ketvirtadienis (fourthday)
Friday - Penktadienis (fifthday)
Saturday - Šeštadienis (sixtday)
Sunday - Sekmadienis (sacredday)

How are they callled in your language?

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User currently offlineRen41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5553 times:

English:
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

 Big thumbs up


User currently offlineErj190 From Portugal, joined Dec 2000, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5545 times:


Portuguese
========
Janeiro
Fevereiro
Março
Abril
Maio
Junho
Julho
Agosto
Setembro
Outubro
Novembro
Dezembro

Weekdays
========
2ª Feira (or Segunda-feira) - Literally second fair (as in market) - MONDAY
3ª Feira (or Terça-feira) - TUESDAY
4ª Feira (or Quarta-feira)- WEDNESDAY
5ª Feira (or Quinta-feira)- THURSDAY
6ª Feira (or Sexta-feira)- FRIDAY
Sabado - Saturday
Domingo - Sunday


User currently offlineHartsfieldboy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 552 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5534 times:

Erj190- You guys spell Sabado and not Sábado like we do in Brazilian Portuguese?

User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5528 times:

While I speak English, I'll do them in French.....

Janvier Février Mars Avril Mai Juin Juillet Août Septembre Octobre Novembre Décembre

Lundi Mardi Mercredi Jeudi Vendredi Samedi Dimanche

UAL747


User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5519 times:

Sonic:

Birželis is named for the birch? Gruodis is named for lumps of frozen earth, or something like that? I don't know about Vasaris either, but possibly it has the same origin as pavasaris?

But you know Lithuanian 1000x better than I do  Wink/being sarcastic



Cunning linguist
User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5513 times:

Mondee Toosdee Whensdee Thursdee Frydee Sayrdee Sundee

Months? Winter and Road Construction.



N/A
User currently offlineFly727 From Mexico, joined Jul 2003, 1789 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5504 times:

En español (Spanish):

Lunes, Martes, Miércoles, Jueves, Viernes, Sábado, Domingo

Enero, Febrero, Marzo, Abril, Mayo, Junio, Julio, Agosto, Septiembre, Octubre, Noviembre, Diciembre.

RM



There are no stupid questions... just stupid people!
User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5509 times:

Hindi :

MON - Somvar
TUE - Mangalvar
WED - Budhvar
THU - Guruvar
FRI - Shukravar
SAT - Shanivar
SUN - Ravivar

There are no specific names for the months though.


User currently offlinePHX-LJU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5494 times:

SLOVENE (SLOVENIAN) -- DAYS:

Monday: ponedeljek ("the day after no work day")
Tuesday: torek (no literal meaning in Slovene)
Wednesday: sreda ("the middle")
Thursday: četrtek ("the fourth day" -- četrti=the fourth)
Friday: petek ("the fifth day" -- peti=the fifth)
Saturday: sobota (derived from sabbath, but no literal meaning in Slovene)
Sunday: nedelja ("no work day" -- ne=no, delati=to work)

TRADITIONAL SLOVENIAN MONTHS (rarely used nowadays):

1. prosinec (named after a low-quality bread eaten at this time of year)
2. svečan ("the icicle month", sveča=icicle or candle)
3. sušec ("the dry month"; that's when the ground gets dry enough for planting to begin)
4. mali traven ("the little grass month" -- trava=grass)
5. veliki traven ("the big grass month")
6. rožnik ("the flower month" -- roža=flower)
7. mali srpan ("the little sickle month" -- srp=sickle)
8. veliki srpan ("the big sickle month")
9. kimavec (no clear meaning)
10. vinotok ("the month of flowing wine" -- vino=wine, tok=flow)
11. listopad ("the month of falling leaves" -- listje=leaves, pad=fall)
12. gruden (named after lumps of frozen earth, as in the Lithuanian example mentioned above)

Compiled using the resources of http://rcum.uni-mb.si/~upa03110b/meseci.htm

Great topic, BTW!!!!!

[Edited 2003-09-02 06:16:43]

User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5483 times:

Hebrew

Hebrew days are translated (from Sunday) as "The First Day", "The Second Day", and so on untill "The Sixth Day". The seventh day is Satuday and called Shabat, or Sabbath.

Yom Reeshon - Sunday
Yom Shen-ee Monday
Yom Shlee-shee Tuesday
Yom Revee-ee Wendsay
Yom Hamee-shee Thursday
Yom Shee-shee Friday
Shabat Saturday

Hebrew months operate on the Lunar Calendar so there is no english translation.

Teesh-rey
Hesh-van
Kees-lev
Tevet
Shevat
Adar
Nisan
Ee-ar
Sivan
Tam-uz
Av
El-ul




[Edited 2003-09-02 06:06:09]

User currently offlineTurin_airport From Italy, joined Oct 2001, 278 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5464 times:

It's time for the Italian names!

Days of the week

Lunedì - Monday
martedì - Tuesday
mercoledì - Wednesday
giovedì - Thursday
venerdì - Friday
sabato - Saturday
domenica - Sunday

Months

Gennaio - January
Febbraio - February
Marzo - March
Aprile - April
Maggio - May
Giugno - June
Luglio - July
Agosto - August
Settembre - September
Ottobre - October
Novembre - November
Dicembre - December

Ciao!

T_a


User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3388 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5445 times:

Dutch

Januari
Februari
Maart
April
Mei
Juni
Juli
Augustus
September
Oktober
November
December

Maandag
Dinsdag
Woendag
Donderdag
Vrijdag
Zaterdag
Zondag



Attamottamotta!
User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5437 times:

Not my language...

Русский

января
февраля
марта
Апрель
маи
июня
июля
августа
сентября
октября
ноября
декабрь

понедельник
вторник
среду
четверг
пятницу
субботу
воскресенье

Some of it might be wrong, I need to polish up on my Russian before October Laugh out loud

Josh


User currently offlineGoAround From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5436 times:

I'm from the Basque region of Spain. Here's their take (Euskara, the local language)...

Astelehena : Monday
Asteartea : Tuesday
Asteazkena : Wednesday
Osteguna : Thursday
Ostirala : Friday
Larunbata: Saturday
Igandea : Sunday

Urtarrila : January
Otsaila : February
Martxoa : March
Apirila : April
Maiatza : May
Ekaina : June
Uztaila : July
Agorrila : August
Iraila : September
Urria : October
Azaroa : November
Abendua : December

How are they for a change?! Basque is completely unique - its roots can't be traced. Any names which seem similar to English or Spanish are because the true Basque words were lost when Franco ordered the burning of all texts and the language's usage to be banned.

GoAround



GoAround
User currently offlineSonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 5426 times:

Bobrayner, it could be so for Birželis (in Lithuanian birch is "beržas"), you are right. As for Gruodis, I am not sure actually - I do not know any word which would mean lumps of frozen earth sounding like this in Lithuanian. But, however, this word may be already extinct or it was taken from other languages at some time.

PHX-LJU, in Lithuanian however those months are what is generally used. Not sure why is it so, since most of other languages calls Christian months more or less the same (january/janeiro/januari/janvar/etc.) it seems. Even Latvians, other Balts, also uses names like those for months. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that Lithuania was last European state to Christianise (Samogitia was the last to tell the truth, but it's now part of Lithuania and Lithuania was second last).

GoAround, how words could have been lost in regime which lasted just 36 years (there must have been people who born certain time before ragime and lived through it)? Or was Basque language already not used prior to Franco regime? Lithuanian language was banned (and nothing written in this language permitted) back in XIX age for more than half a century during first Russian occupation, and it's use was also restricted during second Russian (Soviet) occupation (language was not used in places like cinemas, army, official government offices, etc.), but we now still speak Lithuanian and no words are lost.


User currently offlinePHX-LJU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5417 times:

Sonic wrote:

PHX-LJU, in Lithuanian however those months are what is generally used."


The same was true in Slovenia until the early 20th century, when Slovenian versions of the common Latin months (januar, februar, marec, april, maj, junij, julij, avgust, september, oktober, november, december) became standard.

However, the months I listed in Reply 9 are still seen as genuine "Slovenian months" -- some would like to re-introduce them and they are becoming somewhat more common now than they were years ago. Interestingly, neighboring Croatia (also Roman Catholic, BTW) only uses its traditional months -- never the Latin ones.

[Edited 2003-09-03 00:27:44]

User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5397 times:

Hungarian......

hétfö Monday
kedd Tuesday
szerda Wednesday
csütörtök Thursday
péntek Friday
szombat Saturday
vasárnap Sunday


január
február
március
április
május
június
július
augusztus
szeptember
oktober
november
december

Cheers,
Pete


User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3352 posts, RR: 31
Reply 18, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5387 times:
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Petertenthije: Isn't sunday Zonderdag in Nederlands?

Leo/ORD



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User currently offlineJ_hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5386 times:

Taken from our Swedish (my parent's heritage) wall calendar:

Söndag = Sunday
Måndag
Tisdag
Onsdag
Torsdag
Fredag
Lördag = Lord's day = Saturday

Januari
Februari
Mars
April
Maj
Juni
Juli
Augusti
September
Oktober
November
December

As you can see, it's quite similar to English with "i" instead of "y" in a few...





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User currently offlineKrushny From Spain, joined Dec 2000, 776 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5369 times:

In Catalonian (spoken in East Spain) :

Weekdays :
Dilluns, Dimarts, Dimecres, Dijous, Divendres, Dissabte, Diumenge .

Months :
Gener. Febrer. Març. Abril. Maig. Juny. Juliol. Agost. Setembre. Octubre. Novembre. Desembre.


Any names which seem similar to English or Spanish are because the true Basque words were lost when Franco ordered the burning of all texts and the language's usage to be banned.

O Jesus, this is not even false but completely absurd. So you mean that Spanish or French words had not penetrated Euskera before 1936? And if Franco burnt all texts, how can we read today the works of Pedro de Axular (XVII Century priest)? And how was an Academy of the Basque Language operative during all Franco Regime? Please do not spread this blatantly false BS.


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 33
Reply 21, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5361 times:

>>>The same was true in Slovenia until the early 20th century, when Slovenian versions of the common Latin months (januar, februar, marec, april, maj, junij, julij, avgust, september, oktober, november, december) became standard.

Isn´t that more a transliteration of the German names? Considering Slovenia was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at that time.

Post-Revolution France:

Vendèmiaire (22.Sept.- 21.Okt.)
Brumaire (22.Okt. - 20.Nov.)
Frimaire (21.Nov. - 20.Dez.)
Nivôse (21.Dez. - 19.Jan.)
Pluviôse (20.Jan. - 18.Febr.)
Ventôse (19.Febr.- 19.März)
Germinal (20.März - 18.April)
Florèal (19.April- 18.Mai)
Prairial (19.Mai - 17.Juni)
Messidor (18.Juni - 17.Juli)
Thermidor (18.Juli - 16.Aug.)
Fructidor (17.Aug. - 16.Sept.)
+ five or six leap days called "Sansculottides"

Daniel Smile



User currently offlineMighluss From Spain, joined Oct 2001, 955 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5359 times:

In catalan!!

Dilluns-Dimarts-Dimecres-Dijous-Divendres-Dissabte-Diumenge

Gener-Febrer-Març-Abril-Maig-Juny-Juliol-Agost-Septembre-Octubre-Novembre-Decembre



Miquel.
User currently offlinePHX-LJU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5344 times:

Airsicknessbag wrote:

"Isn´t that more a transliteration of the German names? Considering Slovenia was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at that time."


True; as you can see, they are closely based on the German spellings (Because of its Austro-Hungarian past, Slovene has quite a few German influences). But they themselves have Latin origins -- that's why I referred to them as "Latin months."


User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 24, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5340 times:

No German until now???? Ok here it comes:

Januar
Februar
März
April
Mai
Juni
Juli
August
September
Oktober
November
Dezember

and then it's

Montag
Dienstag
Mittwoch
Donnerstag
Freitag
Samstag
Sonntag

I guess that doesn't come as a surprise to most of you...I leave out the translation, I'm pretty sure you get the point!



I know it's only VfB but I like it!
25 9A-CRO : I've listed down Croatian and Polish names with correct characters in brackets to avoid code page problems: It is also interesting to notice that some
26 Thai747 : Thai January - Mokkarakom February - Koompapun March - Meenakom April - Maysayon May - Prusapakom June - Mitunayon July - Karakadakom August - Singhak
27 Scorpio : Lfutia, Petertenthije: Isn't sunday Zonderdag in Nederlands? Nope, it's zondag in Dutch.
28 Prebennorholm : Does anybody know what the named of the months in English (and most European languages) really mean? I know that July was named to honor Julius Caesar
29 Post contains images Airsicknessbag : Janus Februus, some Roman god. Plus februare means "to cleanse", and during that month the cleansing sacrifices were offered aperire means "to open" -
30 Hoons90 : In Korea, the months don't have names, they are just numbers..., which is used also internationally.. like September is 9.. Weekdays, with the meaning
31 Fightingfalcon : Not so special but here are the Swiss German weekdays, months are the same as in german, although pronounced a little different. Well, days are actual
32 Sayem55 : In Pakistan, we use both 'Lunar' and western-solar calendars (mostly western). Name of the western-solar months are the same in Urdu but the only diff
33 Pyh : Finnish: Months: Tammikuu Helmikuu Maaliskuu Huhtikuu Toukokuu Kesäkuu Heinäkuu Elokuu Syyskuu Lokakuu Marraskuu Joulukuu Days: Maanantai Tiistai Ke
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36 Kolobokman : Русский январь февраль м
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