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Correct form of months when writing date?


eberhart 13 | 120
31 Mar 2011 #1
If I want to write a date for the months May, June and August and November is it just say in the case of November:

Listopad 10, 2011 or is it Listopada 10, 2011?

Same for the others please if someone doesn't mind.
chichimera 1 | 186
31 Mar 2011 #2
Listopad 10, 2011 or is it Listopada 10, 2011?

Listopad 10, 2011 would look weird, but Listopada 10, 2011 would be even weirder ;)

It should be:
10 Listopada 2011
10 Sierpnia 2011
10 Czerwca 2011
10 Maja 2011

Some people write it 10 Listopad/Sierpień/Czerwiec/Maj 2011 but that's not the most proper way as far as I know
OP eberhart 13 | 120
31 Mar 2011 #3
Thanks for the fast reply ;)

Other than putting the month before the day (how it is done in America) what is wrong with Listopad/Listopada 10,2011? Is its incorrect grammar that way or just not the typical Polish format?
chichimera 1 | 186
31 Mar 2011 #4
what is wrong with Listopad/Listopada 10,2011

Nothing :) Just nobody writes it that way. It looks unusual to us and is often confusing, especially when it's written with numbers only: 11.10.2011 - this means to us 11th of October and never 10th of November
OP eberhart 13 | 120
31 Mar 2011 #5
Sure I understand the format and the Polish way is more logical going from smallest to largest unit. I just wondered when you were writing out the words for the months ie "Listopad" as part of the date rather than using "11" if you need to change the form as well and you fixed that for me in your first post.

So 10 Listopada 2011 is the format I will use. It would be the same without the year (say you just wanted to write "10 Listopada") correct? And there are not any dots or commas in there usually?

Geez such a small thing can be so stupidly complicated with language differences.
Bzibzioh
31 Mar 2011 #6
Sure I understand the format and the Polish way is more logical going from smallest to largest unit.

In Polish is always: day, month, year. Yes, it's more logical and easier than The British/American way.
OP eberhart 13 | 120
31 Mar 2011 #7
Again no dots, dashes or commas?

10-Listopada-2011 or 10.Listopada.2011 etc? Is 10 Listopada 2011 the normal way no matter if in type or handwriting?
Bzibzioh
31 Mar 2011 #8
Is 10 Listopada 2011 the normal way no matter if in type or handwriting?

Yes. That's the right way.

I'm not completely sure it's a capital letter in Listopad though.
chichimera 1 | 186
31 Mar 2011 #9
Again no dots, dashes or commas?

When you write the name of the month you don't use dots or anything, just 10 Listopada 2011. With numbers you can use whatever you like 10.11.2011, 10-11-2011, 10/11/2011 All perfect

I'm not sure about the capital letter either... Actually I think it should be: 10 listopada..
Bzibzioh
31 Mar 2011 #10
Actually I think it should be: 10 listopada..

I just checked: it should be small letter.
OP eberhart 13 | 120
31 Mar 2011 #11
I was too slow...thanks for confirming. Phew that was a lot for some dates. I am screwed if I try anything more complicated.
Bzibzioh
31 Mar 2011 #12
I am screwed if I try anything more complicated.

Oh, don't get discouraged, we are here to help :)
mafketis 25 | 9,340
31 Mar 2011 #13
It's also fairly common in Poland to use Roman numerals for the month (but not day or year) and periods IME are far more common than dashes or slashes.

10.XI.2011

It's also possible to start with the year and end with the day

2011.XI.10
OP eberhart 13 | 120
31 Mar 2011 #14
Sorry to drag this on but....do Poles ever abbreviate months to 3 letter form like calling November "NOV or nov" etc?

Ie Listopad/a would become LIS like 10 LIS 2011 or since capitalizing seems out 10 lis 2011?
Zman
31 Mar 2011 #15
Abbreviations like that sometimes you come across in computer generated bills, statements - albeit rarely nowadays. When written by people no abbreviations are used in addresses.

Z
OP eberhart 13 | 120
31 Mar 2011 #16
OK it has come to my attention that the declination changes depending on the day's date.

So for the 20th of november is it still "20 listopada 2011"?

Also is 25th of May still "25 maja"?

Lastly 7th of June....still 7 czerwca?

Nevermind....I was mistaken. Thanks again.
Zman
31 Mar 2011 #17
Yes. it is consistent in this case. How weird for our polish lingo? :-)
noreenb 7 | 557
31 Mar 2011 #18
There are two options for writing dates.
for example:
1). 20.11.2011
2). 20.XI.2011
You can say: Dziś jest (Today is) 20- dwudziesty (twentieth) dzień (day) listopada (of November) 2011.
:)
Zman
31 Mar 2011 #19
Noreen is right. However I haven't seen roman numerals since school (kinda long time ago). Even though they look cute :-). BUT.... then again roman numerals continue to be understood.
Olaf 6 | 956
31 Mar 2011 #20
roman numerals

It would be cool to write whole dates in Roman numerals, like today is XXXI/III/MMXI.
manananan
4 Apr 2011 #21
The british way is day month year also..americans do it the other way :)
JonnyM 11 | 2,620
4 Apr 2011 #22
Which is fine from the 13th of the month onwards, but not great before!


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