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Date formats in various languages

YearsEdit

Example : year 1234

Language    Code   CE             BCE
Afrikaans    af   1234           1234 v.C.
Breton       br   1234           1234 kt JK
Chinese      zh   1234年         前1234年
Czech        cs   1234           1234 př. n. l.
Danish       da   1234           1234 f.Kr.
Dutch        nl   1234           1234 v. Chr.
English      en   1234           1234 BC
Esperanto    eo   1234           -1234
Finnish      fi   1234           1234 eaa.
French       fr   1234           1234 av. J.-C.
German       de   1234           1234 v. Chr.
Greek        el   1234           1234 π.Χ.
Indonesian   id   1234           1234 SM
Italian      it   1234           1234 ac
Japanese     ja   1234年        紀元前1234年
Latvian      lv   1234           1234 p. m. ē.
Low German   nds  1234           1234 v. Chr.
Norwegian    no   1234           1234 f.Kr.
Polish       pl   1234           1234 p.n.e.
Portuguese   pt   1234           1234 a.C.
Russian      ru   1234           1234 до н.э.
Sinhala      si   ක්‍රි. ව. 1234    ක්‍රි. පූ. 1234
Spanish      es   1234           1234 a.C.
Swedish      sv   1234           1234 f.Kr.
Vietnamese   vi   1234           1234 TCN
Welsh        cy   1234           1234 CC
ISO 8601          1234           -1233

DecadeEdit

Example : 1960s, 197th decade

Language    Code   CE                    BCE
Afrikaans    af   1960s or 1960-70      1960s v.C.
Breton       br   Bloavezhioù 60        Bloavezhioù 60 kt JK
Chinese      zh   1960年代               前1960年代
Czech        cs   1960-70 "60. léta"    1960-70 př. n. l.
Danish       da   1960'erne             1960'erne f.Kr.
Dutch        nl   1960-70 "jaren 60"
English      en   1960s                 1960s BC
Esperanto    eo   1960-oj
Finnish      fi   1960-luvulla          1960-luvulla eaa.
French       fr   Années 1960           Années 1960 av. J.-C.
German       de   1960er                1960 v. Chr.
Greek        el   Δεκαετία 1960         Δεκαετία 1960 π.Χ.
Indonesian   id   1960-an
Italian      it   Anni 1960
Japanese     ja   1960年代               紀元前1960年代
Low German   nds  1960ers
Norwegian    no   1960-tallet
Polish       pl   Lata 1900-1909       "Lata_20-te_XX_wieku" ... "Lata_90-te_XX_wieku"
Portuguese   pt   Anos 1960             Anos 1960 a.C.
Russian      ru   1960-е                1960-е до н.э.
Sinhala      si   1960 දශකය           ක්‍රි. පූ. 1960 දශකය
Spanish      es   años 1960
Swedish      sv   1960-talet            1960-talet f.Kr.
Vietnamese   vi   thời kỳ 1960          thời kỳ 1960 TCN
Welsh        cy   1960au
ISO 8601          1960/1969             -1968/-1959

CenturyEdit

Example: 1400s, 15th century

Language    Code   CE                   BCE
Afrikaans    af   15de eeu             15de eeu v.C.
Breton       br   XVvet kantved        XVvet kantved kt JK
Chinese      zh   15世纪                前15世纪
Czech        cs   15. století          15. století př. n. l.
Danish       da   15. århundrede       15. århundrede f.Kr.
Dutch        nl   15e eeuw             15e eeuw v. Chr.
English      en   15th century         15th century BC
Esperanto    eo   15-a jarcento
Finnish      fi   15. vuosisadalla     15. vuosisadalla eaa.
French       fr   XVe siècle           XVe siècle av. J.-C.
German       de   15. Jahrhundert      15. Jahrhundert v. Chr.
Greek        el   15ος αιώνας          15ος αιώνας π.Χ.
Indonesian   id   abad ke-15           abad ke-15 SM
Italian      it   XV secolo
Japanese     ja   15世紀                紀元前15世紀
Low German   nds  15. Johrhunnert
Norwegian    no   15. århundre
Polish       pl   XV wiek
Portuguese   pt   Século XV            Século XV AC
Russian      ru   XV век               XV век до н.э.
Sinhala      si   15 වන සියවස        ක්‍රි. පූ. 15 වන සියවස
Spanish      es   Siglo XV
Swedish      sv   1400-talet           1400-talet f.Kr.
Vietnamese   vi   thế kỷ 15            thế kỷ 15 TCN
Welsh        cy   15fed ganrif         15fed ganrif CC
ISO 8601          1401/1500            -1500/-1401
Note that in Swedish, there is no way to distinguish the century from its first decade. 1400-talet could refer to both. It is possible in Swedish to write "15:e århundradet", similar to Danish or English, but that is not very common.

MillenniumEdit

Example: 1000s, 2nd millennium

Language    Code   CE                   BCE
Afrikaans    af   2de millennium       2de millennium v.C.
Breton       br   IIl milved           IIl milved kt JK
Chinese      zh   2千年                 前2千年
Czech        cs   2. tisíciletí        2. tisíciletí př. n. l.
Danish       da   2. årtusinde         2. årtusinde f.Kr.
Dutch        nl   2e millennium        2e millennium v. Chr. (1)
English      en   2nd millennium       2nd millennium BC
Esperanto    eo   2-a jarmilo
French       fr   IIe millénaire       IIe millénaire av. J.-C.
German       de   2. Jahrtausend       2. Jahrtausend v. Chr.
Greek        el   2η χιλιετία          2η χιλιετία π.Χ.
Indonesian   id   milenium ke-2
Italian      it   II millennio
Japanese     ja   2千年期               紀元前2千年期
Low German   nds   2. Johrdüüsend
Norwegian    no   2. årtusen
Polish       pl   ?
Portuguese   pt   2o. milênio          2o. milênio a.C.
Russian      ru   2-е тысячелетие      2-е тысячелетие до н.э.
Sinhala      si   2 වන සහස්‍රය         ක්‍රි. පූ. 2 වන සහස්‍රය
Spanish      es   II milenio
Swedish      sv   1000-talet           1000-talet f.Kr.
Welsh        cy   2il fileniwm         2il fileniwm CC
ISO 8601          1001/2000            -2000/-1001

Months/daysEdit

January 1Edit

Language  Code   Name
Afrikaans    af   1 Januarie
Breton       br   1añ a viz Genver
Chinese      zh   1月1日
Czech        cs   1. ledna
Danish       da   1. januar
Dutch        nl   1 januari
English      en   1st January
English (US) en   January 1
Esperanto    eo   1-a de januaro
Finnish      fi   1. tammikuuta
French       fr   1er janvier
German       de   1. Januar
Greek        el   1η Ιανουαρίου
Hausa        ha   1 ga Janairu
Indonesian   id   1 Januari
Italian      it   1º gennaio
Japanese     ja   1月1日
Low German   nds  1. Januar
Norwegian    no   1. januar
Polish       pl   1 stycznia
Portuguese   pt   1 de Janeiro
Russian      ru   1 января
Sinhala      si   ජනවාරි 1
Spanish      es   1 de enero
Swedish      sv   1 januari
Ukrainian    ua   1 січня
Vietnamese   vi   1 tháng 1
Welsh        cy   1af Ionawr
code language name language name (local) date
af Afrikaans Afrikaans 1 Januarie 2009
am Amharic አማርኛ 1 ጃንዩዌሪ 2009
ar Arabic العربية 1 يناير 2009
as Assamese অসমীয়া 1 জানুৱাৰী 2009
ast Asturian asturianu 1 xineru 2009
bg Bulgarian български 1 януари 2009
bn Bangla বাংলা জানুয়ারি ১, ২০০৯
bo Tibetan བོད་ཡིག 1 ཟླ་བ་དང་པོ། 2009
br Breton brezhoneg 1 Genver 2009
bs Bosnian bosanski 1 januar 2009
ca Catalan català‬ 1 gener 2009
co Corsican corsu‬ 1 ghjennaghju 2009
cy Welsh Cymraeg 1 Ionawr 2009
da Danish dansk 1. januar 2009
de German Deutsch 1. Januar 2009
dv Divehi ދިވެހިބަސް 1 ޖަނަވަރީ 2009
el Greek Ελληνικά 1 Ιανουαρίου 2009
en English English 1 January 2009
eo Esperanto Esperanto la 1-a de januaro 2009
es Spanish español 1 de enero de 2009
ext Extremaduran estremeñu 1 Eneru 2009
et Estonian eesti 1. jaanuar 2009
eu Basque euskara 1 urtarrila 2009
fa Persian فارسی ۱ ژانویه ۲۰۰۹
fi Finnish suomi 1. tammikuuta 2009
fr French français 1er janvier 2009
fy Western Frisian Frysk 1 jannewaris 2009
ga Irish Gaeilge 1ú Eanáir 2009
gl Galician galego 1 xaneiro 2009
gsw Swiss German Alemannisch 1 Jänner 2009
gu Gujarati ગુજરાતી 1 જાન્યુઆરી 2009
ha Hausa Hausa 1 Janairu 2009
he Hebrew עברית 1 ינואר 2009
hi Hindi हिन्दी १ जनवरी २००९
hr Croatian hrvatski 1. siječnja 2009.
ht Haitian Creole Kreyòl ayisyen 1 janvye 2009
hu Hungarian magyar 2009. január 1.
hy Armenian հայերեն 1 Հունվար 2009
ia Interlingua interlingua 1 januario 2009
id Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia‬ 1 Januari 2009
it Italian italiano 1º gennaio 2009
ja Japanese 日本語‬ 2009年1月1日
ka Georgian ქართული‬ 1 იანვარი 2009
kl Kalaallisut kalaallisut‬ 1 Jannuaari 2009
km Khmer ភាសាខ្មែរ‬ 1 ខែមករា 2009
kn Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ‬ ಜನವರಿ ೧, ೨೦೦೯
ko Korean 한국어‬ 2009년 1월 1일
la Latin Latina 1 Ianuarius 2009
lb Luxembourgish Lëtzebuergesch 1 Januar 2009
lo Lao ລາວ‬ 1 ມັງກອນ 2009
li Limburgish Limburgs 1 jannewarie 2009
lt Lithuanian lietuvių 2009 m. sausio 1 d.
lv Latvian latviešu 2009. gada 1. janvāris
mk Macedonian македонски 1 јануари 2009
ml Malayalam മലയാളം 1 ജനുവരി 2009
mr Marathi मराठी‬ जानेवारी १, इ.स. २००९
ms Malay Bahasa Melayu‬ 1 Januari 2009
mt Maltese Malti‬ 1 Jannar 2009
my Burmese မြန်မာဘာသာ‬ 1 ဇန်နဝါရီ 2009
nds Low German Plattdüütsch 1. Januar 2009
nds-nl Low Saxon Nedersaksies 1 januari 2009
nl Dutch Nederlands 1 januari 2009
nn Norwegian Nynorsk norsk nynorsk‬ 1. januar 2009
no Norwegian norsk‬ 1. January 2009
oc Occitan occitan‬ 1 de genièr 2009
or Odia ଓଡ଼ିଆ‬ 1 ଜାନୁଆରୀ 2009
pa Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ‬ 1 ਜਨਵਰੀ 2009
pl Polish polski‬ 1 stycznia 2009
ps Pashto پښتو 1 جنوري 2009
pt Portuguese português‬ 1 de janeiro de 2009
ro Romanian română‬ 1 ianuarie 2009
ru Russian русский‬ 1 января 2009
rw Kinyarwanda Kinyarwanda‬ 1 January 2009
sa Sanskrit संस्कृतम्‬ 1 जनवरी 2009
sc Sardinian sardu 1 Ghennàrgiu 2009
sd Sindhi سنڌي 1 جنوری 2009
si Sinhala සිංහල‬ 1 ජනවාරි 2009
si Slovak slovenčina‬ 1 január 2009
sl Slovenian slovenščina‬ 1 januar 2009
sq Albanian shqip‬ 1 janar 2009
sr Serbian српски / srpski‬ 1. јануар 2009.
su Sundanese Sunda‬ 1 Januari 2009
sv Swedish svenska‬ 1 januari 2009
sw Swahili Kiswahili‬ 1 Januari 2009
ta Tamil தமிழ்‬ 1 ஜனவரி 2009
te Telugu తెలుగు‬ 1 జనవరి 2009
th Thai ไทย‬ 1 มกราคม พ.ศ. 2552
ti Tigrinya ትግርኛ‬ 1 ትሪ 2009
tk Turkmen Türkmençe‬ 1 ýanwar 2009
tr Turkish Türkçe‬ 1 Ocak 2009
uk Ukrainian українська 1 січня 2009
ur Urdu اردو 1 جنوری 2009
uz Uzbek oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча 1 Yanvar 2009
vec Venetian vèneto‬ 1 zenaro 2009
vi Vietnamese Tiếng Việt‬ 1 tháng 1 2009
vo Volapük Volapük‬ 1 yanul 2009
vls West Flemish West-Vlams‬ 1 januoari 2009
wa Walloon walon‬ 1 djanvî 2009
wo Wolof Wolof‬ 1 Samwiyee 2009
wuu Wu Chinese 吴语‬ 2009年1月1日
xh Xhosa isiXhosa‬ 1 EyoMqungu 2009
yi Yiddish ייִדיש 1 יאַנואַר 2009
yue Cantonese 粵語 2009年1月1日
za Zhuang Vahcuengh‬ 1 Nin Wtj 2009
zh Chinese 中文‬ 2009年1月1日
zu Zulu isiZulu‬ 1 Umasingana 2009

February 2Edit

Language  Code   Name
Afrikaans    af   2 Februarie
Breton       br   2 a viz C'hwevrer
Chinese      zh   2月2日
Czech        cs   2. února
Danish       da   2. februar
Dutch        nl   2 februari
English      en   2nd February
English (US) en   February 2
Esperanto    eo   2-a de februaro
Finnish      fi   2. helmikuuta
French       fr   2 février
German       de   2. Februar
Greek        el   2 Φεβρουαρίου
Hausa        ha   2 ga Fabrairu
Indonesian   id   2 Februari
Italian      it   2 febbraio
Japanese     ja   2月2日
Low German   nds  2. Februar
Norwegian    no   2. februar
Polish       pl   2 lutego
Portuguese   pt   2 de Fevereiro
Russian      ru   2 февраля
Sinhala      si   පෙබරවාරි 2
Spanish      es   2 de febrero
Swedish      sv   2 februari
Ukrainian    ua   2 лютого
Vietnamese   vi   2 tháng 2
Welsh        cy   2il Chwefror

March 3Edit

Language  Code   Name
Afrikaans    af   3 Maart
Breton       br   3 a viz Meurzh
Chinese      zh   3月3日
Czech        cs   3. března
Danish       da   3. marts
Dutch        nl   3 maart
English      en   3rd March
English (US) en   March 3
Esperanto    eo   3-a de marto
Finnish      fi   3. maaliskuuta
French       fr   3 mars
German       de   3. März
Greek        el   3 Μαρτίου
Indonesian   id   3 Maret
Italian      it   3 marzo
Japanese     ja   3月3日
Low German   nds  3. Marz
Norwegian    no   3. mars
Polish       pl   3 marca
Portuguese   pt   3 de Março
Russian      ru   3 марта
Sinhala      si   මාර්තු 3
Spanish      es   3 de marzo
Swedish      sv   3 mars
Vietnamese   vi   3 tháng 3
Welsh        cy   3ydd Mawrth

April 4Edit

Language  Code   Name
Afrikaans    af   4 April
Breton       br   4 a viz Ebrel
Chinese      zh   4月4日
Czech        cs   4. dubna
Danish       da   4. april
Dutch        nl   4 april
English      en   4th April
English (US) en   April 4
Esperanto    eo   4-a de aprilo
Finnish      fi   4. huhtikuuta
French       fr   4 avril
German       de   4. April
Greek        el   4 Απριλίου
Indonesian   id   4 April
Italian      it   4 aprile
Japanese     ja   4月4日
Low German   nds  4. April
Norwegian    no   4. april
Polish       pl   4 kwietnia
Portuguese   pt   4 de Abril
Russian      ru   4 апреля
Sinhala      si   අප්‍රේල් 4
Spanish      es   4 de abril
Swedish      sv   4 april
Vietnamese   vi   4 tháng 4
Welsh        cy   4ydd Ebrill

May 5Edit

Language  Code   Name
Afrikaans    af   5 Mei
Breton       br   5 a viz Mae
Chinese      zh   5月5日
Czech        cs   5. května
Danish       da   5. maj
Dutch        nl   5 mei
English      en   5th May
English (US) en   May 5
Esperanto    eo   5-a de majo
Finnish      fi   5. toukokuuta
French       fr   5 mai
German       de   5. Mai
Greek        el   5 Μαΐου
Hausa        ha   5 ga Mayu
Indonesian   id   5 Mei
Italian      it   5 maggio
Japanese     ja   5月5日
Low German   nds  5. Mai
Norwegian    no   5. mai
Polish       pl   5 maja
Portuguese   pt   5 de Maio
Russian      ru   5 мая
Sinhala      si   මැයි 5
Spanish      es   5 de mayo
Swedish      sv   5 maj
Vietnamese   vi   5 tháng 5
Welsh        cy   5ed Mai

June 6Edit

Language  Code   Name
Afrikaans    af   6 Junie
Breton       br   6 a viz Mezheven
Chinese      zh   6月6日
Czech        cs   6. června
Danish       da   6. juni
Dutch        nl   6 juni
English      en   6th June
English (US) en   June 6
Esperanto    eo   6-a de junio
Finnish      fi   6. kesäkuuta
French       fr   6 juin
German       de   6. Juni
Greek        el   6 Ιουνίου
Indonesian   id   6 Juni
Italian      it   6 giugno
Japanese     ja   6月6日
Low German   nds  6. Juni
Norwegian    no   6. juni
Polish       pl   6 czerwca
Portuguese   pt   6 de Junho
Russian      ru   6 июня
Sinhala      si   ජූනි 6
Spanish      es   6 de junio
Swedish      sv   6 juni
Vietnamese   vi   6 tháng 6
Welsh        cy   6fed Mehefin

July 10Edit

Language  Code   Name
Afrikaans    af   10 Julie
Breton       br   10 a viz Gouere
Chinese      zh   7月10日
Czech        cs   10. července
Danish       da   10. juli
Dutch        nl   10 juli
English      en   10th July
English (US) en   July 10
Esperanto    eo   10-a de julio
Finnish      fi   10. heinäkuuta
French       fr   10 juillet
German       de   10. Juli
Greek        el   10 Ιουλίου
Indonesian   id   10 Juli
Italian      it   10 luglio
Japanese     ja   7月10日
Low German   nds  10. Juli
Norwegian    no   10. juli
Polish       pl   10 lipca
Portuguese   pt   10 de Julho
Russian      ru   10 июля
Sinhala      si   ජූලි 10
Spanish      es   10 de julio
Swedish      sv   10 juli
Vietnamese   vi   10 tháng 7
Welsh        cy   10fed Gorffennaf

August 20Edit

Language  Code   Name
Afrikaans    af   20 Augustus
Breton       br   20 a viz Eost
Chinese      zh   8月20日
Czech        cs   20. srpna
Danish       da   20. august
Dutch        nl   20 augustus
English      en   20th August
English (US) en   August 20
Esperanto    eo   20-a de aŭgusto
Finnish      fi   20. elokuuta
French       fr   20 août
German       de   20. August
Greek        el   20 Αυγούστου
Indonesian   id   20 Agustus
Italian      it   20 agosto
Japanese     ja   8月20日
Low German   nds  20. August
Norwegian    no   20. august
Polish       pl   20 sierpnia
Portuguese   pt   20 de Agosto
Russian      ru   20 августа
Sinhala      si   අගෝස්තු 20
Spanish      es   20 de agosto
Swedish      sv   20 augusti
Vietnamese   vi   20 tháng 8
Welsh        cy   20fed Awst

September 21Edit

Language  Code   Name
Afrikaans    af   21 September
Breton       br   21 a viz Gwengolo
Chinese      zh   9月21日
Czech        cs   21. září
Danish       da   21. september
Dutch        nl   21 september
English      en   21st September
English (US) en   September 21
Esperanto    eo   21-a de septembro
French       fr   21 septembre
German       de   21. September
Greek        el   21 Σεπτεμβρίου
Hausa        ha   21 ga Satumba
Indonesian   id   21 September
Italian      it   21 settembre
Japanese     ja   9月21日
Low German   nds  21. Septemmer
Norwegian    no   21. september
Polish       pl   21 września
Portuguese   pt   21 de Setembro
Russian      ru   21 сентября
Sinhala      si   සැප්තැම්බර 21
Spanish      es   21 de septiembre
Swedish      sv   21 september
Vietnamese   vi   21 tháng 9
Welsh        cy   21ain Medi

October 22Edit

Language  Code   Name
Afrikaans    af   22 Oktober
Breton       br   22 a viz Here
Chinese      zh   10月22日
Czech        cs   22. října
Danish       da   22. oktober
Dutch        nl   22 oktober
English      en   22nd October
English (US) en   October 22
Esperanto    eo   22-a de oktobro
French       fr   22 octobre
German       de   22. Oktober
Greek        el   22 Οκτωβρίου
Hausa        ha   22 ga Oktoba
Indonesian   id   22 Oktober
Italian      it   22 ottobre
Japanese     ja   10月22日
Low German   nds  22. Oktober
Norwegian    no   22. oktober
Polish       pl   22 października
Portuguese   pt   22 de Outubro
Russian      ru   22 октября
Sinhala      si   ඔක්තෝබර 22
Spanish      es   22 de octubre
Swedish      sv   22 oktober
Vietnamese   vi   22 tháng 10
Welsh        cy   22ain Hydref

November 23Edit

Language  Code   Name
Afrikaans    af   23 November
Breton       br   23 a viz Du
Chinese      zh   11月23日
Czech        cs   23. listopadu
Danish       da   23. november
Dutch        nl   23 november
English      en   23rd November
English (US) en   November 23
Esperanto    eo   23-a de novembro
French       fr   23 novembre
German       de   23. November
Greek        el   23 Νοεμβρίου
Hausa        ha   23 ga Nuwamba
Indonesian   id   23 November
Italian      it   23 novembre
Japanese     ja   11月23日
Low German   nds  23. Novemmer
Norwegian    no   23. november
Polish       pl   23 listopada
Portuguese   pt   23 de Novembro
Russian      ru   23 ноября
Sinhala      si   නොවැම්බර 23
Spanish      es   23 de noviembre
Swedish      sv   23 november
Vietnamese   vi   23 tháng 11
Welsh        cy   23ain Tachwedd

December 24Edit

Language  Code   Name
Afrikaans    af   24 Desember
Breton       br   24 a viz Kerzu
Chinese      zh   12月24日
Czech        cs   24. prosince
Danish       da   24. december
Dutch        nl   24 december
English      en   24th December
English (US) en   December 24
Esperanto    eo   24-a de decembro
French       fr   24 décembre
German       de   24. Dezember
Greek        el   24 Δεκεμβρίου
Hausa        ha   24 ga Disamba
Indonesian   id   24 Desember
Italian      it   24 dicembre
Japanese     ja   12月24日
Low German   nds  24. Dezemmer
Norwegian    no   24. desember
Polish       pl   24 grudnia
Portuguese   pt   24 de Dezembro
Russian      ru   24 декабря
Sinhala      si   දෙසැම්බර් 24
Spanish      es   24 de diciembre
Swedish      sv   24 december
Vietnamese   vi   24 tháng 12
Welsh        cy   24ain Rhagfyr

NotesEdit

中文 (Chinese)Edit

Chinese does not give months, days of the week, or years special names. Rather, Chinese merely uses the number. The Chinese date format always starting with the year. For example, "July 31st, 2004", in Chinese is:

二〇〇四年七月三十一日 or 2004年7月31日
(literally, "Two zero zero four year seven month thirty-one day" or "2004 year 7 month 31 day")

For the Chinese, the day of week is not usually included in the article. Similarly, "Saturday," the sixth day of the week, is:

星期六
(literally, "week six")

The exception is "Sunday," which in Chinese is 星期日(literally, "week day"). And in days of week, Arabic numerals should not be used.

Also, BCE (BC) is 公元前 in Chinese, and ACE (AD) is 公元. For example, "220 BC", in Chinese is:

公元前二二〇年 or 公元前220年

FrenchEdit

When using roman or decimal ordinal numbers, French uses superscript er for first (or re when the ordinal matches a feminine noun like décennie or année), then superscript e for everything else:

  • Ier, Ire (1st)
  • IIe (2nd, but not last in a pair)
  • IId, IIde (2nd in a pair)
  • IIIe (3rd), IVe (4th), Ve (5th), ...
  • Xe (10th), XIe (11th), XIIe (12th), ...
  • XXe (20th), XXIe (21st), XXIIe (22nd), XXIIIe (23rd), XXIVe (24th), ...

Usually the superscript form is preferred for ordinal suffixes, and strongly encouraged with roman numbers. Roman numbers normally use small capitals for cardinals and prepended ordinals, but big capitals for unsuffixed ordinals used alone for years or in appended positions (e.g. numbered names of sovereigns, or book/chapter/title/section numbers).

By tradition, milleniums and centuries are written using roman number with big capitals as they are ordinals. same rule for sovereign numbered names and book/chapter/title/section number. But low capitals roman numbers are used for alinea ordinals within chapters or sections. Some authors prefer using century ordinal numbers using small capitals (there's no agreed convention), while keeping big capitals for milleniums.

Using latin digits for milleniums, centuries ordinals and for sovereign ordinal names is strongly discouraged in French (Jean XXIII, not Jean 23) and when spelled out instead of using . But years may also occasionnaly be written using roman numbers (old fashion, mostly found in old books or legal statements). Today, French uses latin digits for all years counted in the Gregorian era, and roman digits are often used when counting in other eras or in some historic dates, always after the French word an (meaning year) generally with the name of the era, as in an I de la Révolution).

However, day of months use the ordinal form only for the 1st day of month (and their decimal number in digits are suffixed with superscript er), for all other days of the month, only cardinals are used (and decimal numbers using digits are not suffixed). So we have : premier janvier (1er janvier), followed by deux janvier (2 janvier), ..., trente-et-un janvier (31 janvier), premier février (1er février), deux février (2 février), etc.

It is acceptable (but not recommanded) to use the cardinal form for the 1st day of month but only when using the digits (1 janvier), but never acceptable when spelled out (un janvier is wrong, as 1 janvier is still read as premier janvier); but it is always incorrect to use the ordinal form for other days of the month (deuxième janvier or 2e janvier are both wrong).

Cymraeg (Welsh)Edit

When writing dates we append a suffix to the day number which is used to change the cardinal number to an ordinal:

  • 1af (cyntaf - 1st)
  • 2ail (ail - 2nd)
  • 3ydd (trydydd - 3rd)
  • 4ydd (pedwerydd - 4th)
  • 5ed (pumed - 5th)
  • 6ed - 20fed (chweched (6th) - ugeinfed (20th))
  • 21ain (unfed ar hugain - first on twenty (21st))
  • 31ain (unfed ar ddegfed ar hugain - one and tenth on twenty (31st))

Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)Edit

Vietnamese does not give months, days of the week, or years special names. Rather, Vietnamese merely uses the number. For example, "July 31st, 2004", for the purposes of the Vietnamese wikis, is:

31 tháng 7 năm 2004 or 31 tháng 7, 2004

Normally, however, it would be written:

ngày 31 tháng 7 năm 2004 or hôm 31 tháng 7 năm 2004
(literally, "day 31 of month 7")

For the Vietnamese wikis, the "day" is usually included in the article, but is not part of the page title or link. Similarly, "Saturday," the seventh day of the week, is:

thứ 7
(literally, "the seventh one")

The exception is "Sunday," which in Vietnamese is Chủ nhật.

Also, BCE (BC) is TCN in Vietnamese, and CE (AD) is CN.

GreekEdit

When writing centuries (=male noun in greek) we append the suffix "-ος" to the century number which is used to change the cardinal number to an ordinal. When the number is 20 or 30 or 40 etc we append the suffix "-ός":

  • 1ος (πρώτος - 1st) (for male)
  • 2ος (δεύτερος - 2nd) (for male)
  • 3ος (τρίτος - 3rd) (for male)
  • 4ος (τέταρτος - 4th) (for male)
  • 5ος (πέμπτος - 5th) (for male)
  • 6ος (έκτος - 6th) (for male)
  • 20ός (εικοστός - 20th) (for male)
  • 21ος (εικοστός πρώτος - 21th) (for male)
  • 22ος (εικοστός δεύτερος - 22th) (for male)
  • 30ός (τριακοστός - 30th) (for male)
  • 40ός (τεσσαρακοστός - 40th) (for male)
  • ...

When writing millenniums (=female noun in greek) we append the suffix "-η" to the millennium number which is used to change the cardinal number to an ordinal. When the number is 20 or 30 or 40 etc we append the suffix "-ή":

  • 1η (πρώτη - 1st) (for female)
  • 2η (δεύτερη - 2nd) (for female)
  • 3η (τρίτη - 3rd) (for female)
  • 4η (τέταρτη - 4th) (for female)
  • 5η (πέμπτη - 5th) (for female)
  • 6η (έκτη - 6th) (for female)
  • 20ή (εικοστή - 20th) (for female)
  • 21η (εικοστή πρώτη - 21th) (for female)
  • 22η (εικοστή δεύτερη - 22th) (for female)
  • 30ή (τριακοστή - 30th) (for female)
  • 40ή (τεσσαρακοστή - 40th) (for female)
  • ...

When writing number of the day we append the suffix "-η" only to the first number, i.e. 1η.

  • 1η Ιανουαρίου, but 2 Ιανουαρίου, 3 Ιανουαρίου...
  • 1η Φεβρουαρίου, but 2 Φεβρουαρίου, 3 Φεβρουαρίου...
  • 1η Μαρτίου, but 2 Μαρτίου, 3 Μαρτίου...
  • ...

Also, BCE (BC) is π.Χ. in Greek, and ACE (AD) is μ.Χ..

ISO 8601Edit

Note that en:ISO 8601 Formatted Dates conform to an international standard and are therefore usable in all languages. The ISO equivalents here are given on the basis that centuries, millennia, etc. start at the beginning of year one.