Date

  • days
  • years

 

The date

1/1/2019

written = The 1st of January 2019  or January the first, 2019 or 1 January or January 1

spoken = “The first of January twenty nineteen” or “January the first twenty ninteen”

1st “first”

2nd “second”

3rd “third”

the rest is “th” : 4th fourth 5th 6th etc

The 2nd of February 2019

February the second

The years

For years we usually speak in pairs of numbers

XX + XX

1999 = 19 + 99

nineteen ninety nine

But

1901 = 19 + 01

x: nineteen one

o: nineteen oh one

use this for 01-09

1900

o: The year nineteen hundred

x: one thousand nine hundred

BUT

2000 

o: The year two thousand

x: twenty oh oh

x: twenty hundred

2001 

But we usually say two thousand and one but some people will say twenty oh one

2010

o: Twenty ten

o: Two thousand and ten