Date/Time Charts: English

Index

The following chart shows typical usage of date and time formatting with the Gregorian calendar. There is important information on Date/Time Review, so please read that page before starting!

Patterns

FieldsEnglish ExampleNative Example
Full Month
year monthJanuary 2012January 2012view
   to month+1January – February 2012January – February 2012view
   to year+1January 2012 – January 2013January 2012 – January 2013view
year month dayJanuary 13, 2012January 13, 2012view
   to day+1January 13 – 14, 2012January 13 – 14, 2012view
   to month+1January 13 – February 13, 2012January 13 – February 13, 2012view
   to year+1January 13, 2012 – January 13, 2013January 13, 2012 – January 13, 2013view
year month day weekdayFriday, January 13, 2012Friday, January 13, 2012view
   to day+1Friday, January 13 – Saturday, January 14, 2012Friday, January 13 – Saturday, January 14, 2012view
   to month+1Friday, January 13 – Monday, February 13, 2012Friday, January 13 – Monday, February 13, 2012view
   to year+1Friday, January 13, 2012 – Sunday, January 13, 2013Friday, January 13, 2012 – Sunday, January 13, 2013view
month dayJanuary 13January 13view
   to day+1January 13 – 14January 13 – 14view
   to month+1January 13 – February 13January 13 – February 13view
month day weekdayFriday, January 13Friday, January 13view
   to day+1Friday, January 13 – Saturday, January 14Friday, January 13 – Saturday, January 14view
   to month+1Friday, January 13 – Monday, February 13Friday, January 13 – Monday, February 13view
Abbreviated Month
year monthaJan 2012Jan 2012view
   to month+1Jan – Feb 2012Jan – Feb 2012view
   to year+1Jan 2012 – Jan 2013Jan 2012 – Jan 2013view
year montha dayJan 13, 2012Jan 13, 2012view
   to day+1Jan 13 – 14, 2012Jan 13 – 14, 2012view
   to month+1Jan 13 – Feb 13, 2012Jan 13 – Feb 13, 2012view
   to year+1Jan 13, 2012 – Jan 13, 2013Jan 13, 2012 – Jan 13, 2013view
year montha day weekdayFri, Jan 13, 2012Fri, Jan 13, 2012view
   to day+1Fri, Jan 13 – Sat, Jan 14, 2012Fri, Jan 13 – Sat, Jan 14, 2012view
   to month+1Fri, Jan 13 – Mon, Feb 13, 2012Fri, Jan 13 – Mon, Feb 13, 2012view
   to year+1Fri, Jan 13, 2012 – Sun, Jan 13, 2013Fri, Jan 13, 2012 – Sun, Jan 13, 2013view
montha dayJan 13Jan 13view
   to day+1Jan 13 – 14Jan 13 – 14view
   to month+1Jan 13 – Feb 13Jan 13 – Feb 13view
montha day weekdayFri, Jan 13Fri, Jan 13view
   to day+1Fri, Jan 13 – Sat, Jan 14Fri, Jan 13 – Sat, Jan 14view
   to month+1Fri, Jan 13 – Mon, Feb 13Fri, Jan 13 – Mon, Feb 13view
Numeric Month
year monthn1/20121/2012view
   to month+11/2012 – 2/20121/2012 – 2/2012view
   to year+11/2012 – 1/20131/2012 – 1/2013view
year monthn day1/13/20121/13/2012view
   to day+11/13/2012 – 1/14/20121/13/2012 – 1/14/2012view
   to month+11/13/2012 – 2/13/20121/13/2012 – 2/13/2012view
   to year+11/13/2012 – 1/13/20131/13/2012 – 1/13/2013view
year monthn day weekdayFri, 1/13/2012Fri, 1/13/2012view
   to day+1Fri, 1/13/2012 – Sat, 1/14/2012Fri, 1/13/2012 – Sat, 1/14/2012view
   to month+1Fri, 1/13/2012 – Mon, 2/13/2012Fri, 1/13/2012 – Mon, 2/13/2012view
   to year+1Fri, 1/13/2012 – Sun, 1/13/2013Fri, 1/13/2012 – Sun, 1/13/2013view
monthn day1/131/13view
   to day+11/13 – 1/141/13 – 1/14view
   to month+11/13 – 2/131/13 – 2/13view
monthn day weekdayFri, 1/13Fri, 1/13view
   to day+1Fri, 1/13 – Sat, 1/14Fri, 1/13 – Sat, 1/14view
   to month+1Fri, 1/13 – Mon, 2/13Fri, 1/13 – Mon, 2/13view
Other Dates
year20122012view
   to year+12012 – 20132012 – 2013view
year quarter1st quarter 20121st quarter 2012view
year quarteraQ1 2012Q1 2012view
quarter1st quarter1st quarter
quarteraQ1Q1
monthJanuaryJanuaryview
   to month+1January – FebruaryJanuary – Februaryview
monthaJanJanview
   to month+1Jan – FebJan – Febview
monthn11view
   to month+11 – 21 – 2view
day1313view
   to day+113 – 1413 – 14view
day weekday13 Fri13 Friview
   to day+113 Fri – 14 Sat13 Fri – 14 Sat
weekdayFridayFridayview
   to weekday+1Friday – SaturdayFriday – Saturday
weekdayaFriFriview
   to weekday+1Fri – SatFri – Sat
Times
hour2 PM2 PMview
   to hour+11 PM – 2 PM1 PM – 2 PMview
hour minute2:45 PM2:45 PMview
   to minute+11:45 PM – 1:46 PM1:45 PM – 1:46 PMview
   to hour+11:45 PM – 2:45 PM1:45 PM – 2:45 PMview
hour minute second2:45:59 PM2:45:59 PMview
minute second45:5945:59view
minute4545
second5959
Times 24h
hour241414view
   to hour+113 – 1413 – 14view
hour24 minute14:4514:45view
   to minute+113:45 – 13:4613:45 – 13:46view
   to hour+113:45 – 14:4513:45 – 14:45view
hour24 minute second14:45:5914:45:59view
Dates and Times
month, day, hour, minute1/13, 2:45 PM1/13, 2:45 PM
month, day, hour, minuteJan 13, 2:45 PMJan 13, 2:45 PM
month, day, hour, minuteJanuary 13, 2:45 PMJanuary 13, 2:45 PM
year month, day, hour, minute1/13/2012, 2:45:59 PM1/13/2012, 2:45:59 PM
year month, day, hour, minuteJan 13, 2012, 2:45:59 PMJan 13, 2012, 2:45:59 PM
year month, day, hour, minuteJanuary 13, 2012, 2:45:59 PMJanuary 13, 2012, 2:45:59 PM
year month, day, hour, minute, zoneJanuary 13, 2012, 2:45:59 PM France TimeJanuary 13, 2012, 2:45:59 PM France Time
year month, day, hour, minute, zone (long)January 13, 2012, 2:45:59 PM Central European TimeJanuary 13, 2012, 2:45:59 PM Central European Time
Relative Dates
3 years agoⓜⓘⓢⓢⓘⓝⓖⓜⓘⓢⓢⓘⓝⓖ
2 years agoⓜⓘⓢⓢⓘⓝⓖⓜⓘⓢⓢⓘⓝⓖ
Last yearlast yearlast yearview
This yearthis yearthis yearview
Next yearnext yearnext yearview
2 years from nowⓜⓘⓢⓢⓘⓝⓖⓜⓘⓢⓢⓘⓝⓖ
3 years from nowⓜⓘⓢⓢⓘⓝⓖⓜⓘⓢⓢⓘⓝⓖ
3 months agoⓜⓘⓢⓢⓘⓝⓖⓜⓘⓢⓢⓘⓝⓖ
Last monthlast monthlast monthview
This monththis monththis monthview
Next monthnext monthnext monthview
3 months from nowⓜⓘⓢⓢⓘⓝⓖⓜⓘⓢⓢⓘⓝⓖ
6 weeks agoⓜⓘⓢⓢⓘⓝⓖⓜⓘⓢⓢⓘⓝⓖ
Last weeklast weeklast weekview
This weekthis weekthis weekview
Next weeknext weeknext weekview
6 weeks from nowⓜⓘⓢⓢⓘⓝⓖⓜⓘⓢⓢⓘⓝⓖ
Last Sundaylast Sundaylast Sundayview
This Sundaythis Sundaythis Sundayview
Next Sundaynext Sundaynext Sundayview
Last Sunday + timelast Sunday at 1:45 PMlast Sunday at 1:45 PMview
This Sunday + timethis Sunday at 1:45 PMthis Sunday at 1:45 PMview
Next Sunday + timenext Sunday at 1:45 PMnext Sunday at 1:45 PMview
3 days agoⓜⓘⓢⓢⓘⓝⓖⓜⓘⓢⓢⓘⓝⓖ
Yesterdayyesterdayyesterdayview
This daytodaytodayview
Tomorrowtomorrowtomorrowview
3 days from nowⓜⓘⓢⓢⓘⓝⓖⓜⓘⓢⓢⓘⓝⓖ
3 days ago + timeⓜⓘⓢⓢⓘⓝⓖ at 1:45 PMⓜⓘⓢⓢⓘⓝⓖ at 1:45 PM
Last day + timeyesterday at 1:45 PMyesterday at 1:45 PMview
This day + timetoday at 1:45 PMtoday at 1:45 PMview
Next day + timetomorrow at 1:45 PMtomorrow at 1:45 PMview
3 days from now + timeⓜⓘⓢⓢⓘⓝⓖ at 1:45 PMⓜⓘⓢⓢⓘⓝⓖ at 1:45 PM
Additional Patterns in Locale data
Bh2 in the afternoon2 in the afternoonview
Bhm2:45 in the afternoon2:45 in the afternoonview
Bhms2:45:59 in the afternoon2:45:59 in the afternoonview
EBhmFri 2:45 in the afternoonFri 2:45 in the afternoonview
EBhmsFri 2:45:59 in the afternoonFri 2:45:59 in the afternoonview
EHmFri 14:45Fri 14:45view
EHmsFri 14:45:59Fri 14:45:59view
EhmFri 2:45 PMFri 2:45 PMview
EhmsFri 2:45:59 PMFri 2:45:59 PMview
GADAD
Gy2012 AD2012 ADview
GyMMMJan 2012 ADJan 2012 ADview
GyMMMEdFri, Jan 13, 2012 ADFri, Jan 13, 2012 ADview
GyMMMdJan 13, 2012 ADJan 13, 2012 ADview
MMMMWweek 2 of Januaryweek 2 of January
aPMPM
ahm2:45 PM2:45 PM
ahms2:45:59 PM2:45:59 PM
yMMMMEdFri, January 13, 2012Fri, January 13, 2012view
ywweek 2 of 2012week 2 of 2012
Hm/a13:45 – 01:4513:45 – 01:45
Hm/h13:45 – 14:4513:45 – 14:45
hm/a1:45 PM – 1:45 AM1:45 PM – 1:45 AMview
H/a13 – 0113 – 01
H/h13 – 1413 – 14
h/a1 PM – 1 AM1 PM – 1 AMview

Weekdays

EnglishWideAbbr.Narrow
Sunday
Sundayview
Sunview
Sview
Monday
Mondayview
Monview
Mview
Tuesday
Tuesdayview
Tueview
Tview
Wednesday
Wednesdayview
Wedview
Wview
Thursday
Thursdayview
Thuview
Tview
Friday
Fridayview
Friview
Fview
Saturday
Saturdayview
Satview
Sview

Months

EnglishWideAbbr.Narrow
January
Januaryview
Janview
Jview
February
Februaryview
Febview
Fview
March
Marchview
Marview
Mview
April
Aprilview
Aprview
Aview
May
Mayview
Mayview
Mview
June
Juneview
Junview
Jview
July
Julyview
Julview
Jview
August
Augustview
Augview
Aview
September
Septemberview
Sepview
Sview
October
Octoberview
Octview
Oview
November
Novemberview
Novview
Nview
December
Decemberview
Decview
Dview

Quarters

EnglishWideAbbr.Narrow
1st quarter
1st quarterview
Q1view
1view
2nd quarter
2nd quarterview
Q2view
2view
3rd quarter
3rd quarterview
Q3view
3view
4th quarter
4th quarterview
Q4view
4view

Day Periods

Please review these and correct if needed. The Wide fields are the most important. To correct them, go to view and following. Note: Day Periods can be a bit tricky; for more information, see Day Periods.

DayPeriodIDTime Span(s)FormatStandalone
WideAbbreviatedNarrowWideAbbreviatedNarrow
EnglishNativeNativeNativeEnglishNativeNativeNative
midnight 00:00 12:00 midnight 12:00 midnight 12:00 midnight 12:00 mi midnight midnight midnight midnight
night1 00:00 – 06:00⁻; 21:00 – 24:00⁻ 3:00 at night 3:00 at night 3:00 at night 3:00 at night night night night night
morning1 06:00 – 12:00⁻ 9:00 in the morning 9:00 in the morning 9:00 in the morning 9:00 in the morning morning morning morning morning
noon 12:00 12:00 noon 12:00 noon 12:00 noon 12:00 n noon noon noon noon
afternoon1 12:00 – 18:00⁻ 3:00 in the afternoon 3:00 in the afternoon 3:00 in the afternoon 3:00 in the afternoon afternoon afternoon afternoon afternoon
evening1 18:00 – 21:00⁻ 7:30 in the evening 7:30 in the evening 7:30 in the evening 7:30 in the evening evening evening evening evening