In the previous post, we have learned how to count in Japanese from 1 to 10,000. In this post, we learn how to say the days of the week in Japanese. I have included the elements of origin (written in parenthesis), Romanization and Hiragana of each day. I have also written the Kanji equivalents because you will often see them in Japanese documents instead of Hiragana.
Monday (Moon) Getsuyoubi げつようび 月曜日
Tuesday (Fire) Kayoubi かようび 火曜日
Wednesday (Water) Suiyoubi すいようび 水曜日
Thursday (Tree/Wood) Mokuyoubi もくようび 木曜日
Friday (Gold/Metal) Kinyoubi きにょうび 金曜日
Saturday (Earth) Doyoubi どようび 土曜日
Sunday (Sun) Nichiyoubi にちようび 日曜日
In most Japanese documents, they just write the first symbol in the Kanji to indicate the day of the wek. For example, they use the symbol of moon (月) to indicate Monday.