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This form of abbreviation is only reserved for special dates. Some popular Chinese holidays take this abbreviated form: 六一 == 儿童节 十一 == 国庆节 五一 == 劳动节 Any date can potentially become "special" following a major event or incident that occurred on that date or for a short period of time surrounding the said date. The abbreviated form is, therefore, used to ...


You add "农历" (means old/lunar calendar) add the beginning, and the first month is called "正(zhēng)月". The last month is called "腊(là)月". Leap month (a whole month is added) is prefixed with "闰(rùn)". Other months are read just as in the calender used now. The 1st to the 10th day is prefixed with "初". Other date is read out just as you read out a number. "号" ...


In most cases, it means 9/2010-12/2010, unless in specific text it has some other meanings.


In that case it would be saying 10th month through 12th month See @Ming's comment about the specific date format. There could be a case where the writer is using their own unique format, but that would depend on context


You can say "农历"(formal name) or "阴历"(or even "夏历",which is less common) at the begining of the date to express that date is from the Chinese calendar. The name of the months: 正(zhēng)月(the first month),二月,三月,四月,五月,六月,七月,八月,九月,十月,十一月,十二月 Note: You could say "冬月" for "十一月" and "腊(là)月" for "十二月". Both of them are common to see. In the Chinese ...

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