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Hi! I'm trying to learn Greek by writing a journal - but I can't figure out how to say the date. I would want to write out the date in full as I'm trying to learn my numbers but I'm confused whether to use 1 or 1st in this context. There aren't loads of resources for this so I was hoping you could help. For instance, with today's date:

Friday 3rd/Third of August

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The most common way in Greek is to write the day of the week, then the day of the month, then the month and then the year:
Παρασκευή τρείς Αυγούστου 2018

We capitalize the day (Παρασκευή) and the month (Αύγουστος).  The year, in the end, is optional.

Day of the month : We use the feminine version of the number, when it exists :
1 : μία
3 : τρεις
4 : τέσσερις
13 : δεκατρείς
14 : δεκατέσσερις
21 : εικοσιμία
23 : εικοσιτρείς
24 : εικοσιτέσσερις
31 : τριανταμία

The rest of the numbers (between 1 and 31) have just one form anyway.  ie
2 : δύο
5 : πέντε
6 : έξι

Months : We use the Genitive case :
Nominative : Ιανουάριος
Genitive : Ιανουαρίου (of Janouary)
Nominative : Αύγουστος
Genitive : Αυγούστου (of August)

Short version :

3/8/2018 (dd/mm/yyyy format) or

3/8/18 (dd/mm/yy format)

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vasiliki Baskou, Instructor/Director, https://learn-greek-online.com.

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