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Korean/Japanese 101: Days of the Week

Remember that post I made about Korean and Japanese being similar?

Well, time for another one! (Check out the older one here!)
In this lesson we'll be talking about Kanji/Hanja (Chinese characters) but you don't need to be able to read them! I just love them^^
Here's a look at the days of the week -

_____day:

Korean - _____요일 (yo-il)

Japanese - ______ようび (you-bi)

Monday - 月

This kanji/hanja means "Month/Moon" which is pronounced as "weol" and "gatsu" in Korean and Japanese, respectively.
Korean - 요일 (weol-yo-il)
Japanese - げつようび (getsu-you-bi)

Tuesday - 火

This kanji/hanja means "Fire" which is pronounced as "hwa" and "ka" in Korean and Japanese, respectively. (There are other ways to say fire, but this is the way you read this character in this instance)
Korean - 요일 (hwa-yo-il)
Japanese - ようび (ka-you-bi)

Wednesday - 水

This kanji/hanja means "Water" which is pronounced as "su" and "sui" (heeeeeey) in Korean and Japanese, respectively. (There are other ways to say it, but this is the way you read this character in this instance)
Korean - 요일 (su-yo-il)
Japanese - すいようび (sui-you-bi)

Thursday - 木

This kanji/hanja means "Wood/Tree" which is pronounced as "mok" and "moku" in Korean and Japanese, respectively. (There are other ways to say it, but this is the way you read this character in this instance)
Korean - 요일 (mok-yo-il)
Japanese - もくようび (moku-you-bi)

Friday - 金

This kanji/hanja means "Gold" which is pronounced as "keum" and "kin" in Korean and Japanese, respectively. (There are other ways to say firite, but this is the way you read this character in this instance)
Korean - 요일 (keum-yo-il)
Japanese - きんようび (kin-you-bi)

Saturday - 土

This kanji/hanja means "Earth/soil" which is pronounced as "toh" and "doh" in Korean and Japanese, respectively. (There are other ways to say it, but this is the way you read this character in this instance)
Korean - 요일 (to-yo-il)
Japanese - ようび (dou-you-bi)

Sunday - 日

This kanji/hanja means "Day/Sun" which is pronounced as "il" and "nichi" in Korean and Japanese, respectively. (There are other ways to say it, but this is the way you read this character in this instance)
Korean - 요일 (il-yo-il)
Japanese - にちようび (nichi-you-bi)

Similar, right?!

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muchas thank you
2 years ago·Reply
Soooo helpful since I'm fluent in Japanese~ gamsa~ :3
2 years ago·Reply
@CurrySoop WHAT?! GIVE ME YOUR BRAIN HAHAHAHAHAHA
2 years ago·Reply
LOLOLOLOLOL @kpopandkimchi
2 years ago·Reply
Omg thank you for this! since explaining what the word means it helps me remember!
2 years ago·Reply
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