Learn how to say all the days of the week in Japanese along with a simple phrase you can use to practice them within your daily life. Make sure to download the worksheet below and watch the video lesson to get the most out of this article.


1. Lesson Vocabulary

EnglishRomajiKana
MondayGetsuyōbiげつようび, 月曜日
TuesdayKayōbiかようび, 火曜日
WednesdaySuiyōbiすいようび, 水曜日
ThursdayMokuyōbiもくようび, 木曜日
FridayKinyōbiきんようび, 金曜日
SaturdayDoyōbiどようび, 土曜日
SundayNichiyōbiようび, 日曜日にち
TodayKyōきょう, 今日
TomorrowAshitaあした, 明日
YesterdayKinōきのう, 昨日
The Day Before YesterdayOtotoiおととい, 一昨日
The Day After TomorrowAsatteあさって, 明後日
WeekendShūmatsuしゅうまつ, 週末

⚠️ Please familiarize yourself with the vocabulary above before moving on.

2. Phrase and Grammar

(Today) Is (Monday)

  • R: (kyō) wa (getsuyōbi) desu
  • K: きょうはげつようび です
  • S: [when] wa [day] desu

⚠️ Repeat this phrase everyday while replacing (monday) with whatever day it actually is.

3. Additional Phrases

EnglishJapanese
Tomorrow is (*Monday)ashita wa (getsuyōbi) desu
あしたはげつようび です
The day after tomorrow is (*Monday)asatte wa (getsuyōbi) desu
あさってはげつようび です
Yesterday was (*Monday)kinō wa (getsuyōbi) deshita*
きのうはげつようび でした
The day before yesterday was (*Monday)ototoi wa (getsuyōbi) deshita*
おとといはげつようび でした

Tips *

  • Swap out the days of the week to practice while using these additional phrases.
  • When talking in the past tense, as in yesterday. Use the sentence ender deshita (past tense) rather than desu (present tense).

Action Steps To Learn Japanese Fast

  1. Watch the video lesson.
  2. Memorize the vocabulary above.
  3. Define when you will use the key phrase every day to practice.
  4. Use the provided worksheet to learn Japanese quickly over the next week.

Any Questions?

If you need further help, please leave your comment on the video lesson on YouTube.