Why is there no February 29th this year？
February 29th is a leap day (闰日rùn rì）, but 2023 is not a leap year（闰年rùn nián）. So February has only 28 days in 2023. The last leap day was February 29, 2020. And the next one is February 29, 2024.We use leap years to keep our calendar in sync with the seasons. Do you know what is a leap year? How often do they occur? Let’s check out those answers together !
What is a leap year?
Leap years are years where an extra day is added to the end of the shortest month, February. This so-called intercalary day, February 29th（二月二十九日， èr yuè èr shí jiǔ rì）, is commonly referred to as leap day. Leap years have 366 days instead of the usual 365 days and occur almost every four years. In other words, leap days keep our calendar in alignment with Earth's revolutions around the Sun.
How to say “a leap day” in Chinese?
a leap day.
èr yuè èr shí jiǔ rì shì rùn rì
Feb. 29th is an intercalary day.
a leap year
sì nián yí rùn
A leap year occurs once every four year.
How to describe other dates in Chinese?
shí yī yuè
shí èr yuè
Wǒ de shēng rì shì yī jiǔ jiǔ bā nián èr yuè èr shí jiǔ rì.
My birthday is February 29th, 1998.
Yú rén jié shì sì yuè yī rì.
April Fool's Day is April 1st.
Míng tiān shì èr yuè èr shí bā rì.
Tomorrow is February 28th.
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