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Months in Chinese

Do you know the Chinese words for the months of the year? How about the words for Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring? You will after this free online lesson! Whether you’re traveling in a Chinese-speaking country, or having a conversation with native Mandarin Chinese speakers, the months and seasons are useful to know.

Follow the English translations, listen carefully to the Chinese pronunciation and practice saying the months and seasons aloud. Remember, practice makes perfect! And here's a tip: Start using a Chinese calendar, which will help you remember the words more easily.

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Pronouncing months in Chinese

Here are the names of the months…

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一月

yīyuè

January

二月

èryuè

February

三月

sānyuè

March

四月

sìyuè

April

五月

wǔyuè

May

六月

liùyuè

June

七月

qīyuè

July

八月

bāyuè

August

九月

jiǔyuè

September

十月

shíyuè

October

十一月

shíyīyuè

November

十二月

shíèryuè

December

June in Chinese

How to pronounce seasons in Chinese

春天

chūntiān

Spring

夏天

xiàtiān

Summer

秋天

qiūtiān

Autumn

冬天

dōngtiān

Winter

Officially spring is during the months of March, April and May in China. Summer is from June through to August. Autumn is during the months of September, October and November and winter is from December to February. Nevertheless, it’s not uncommon to have some cold weather in May when the plants are in full flower or warm and humid days in October together with beautiful autumn colors.

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