How to write the date 2-12-2025 (month day year) = February 12th, 2025 in American and British English words

Writing and saying the date in American English (Month-Day-Year), 2-12-2025 = February 12th, 2025:

February (the)* twelfth, twenty twenty-five

or: February (the)* twelfth, two thousand twenty-five

* The definite article "the" can be left out.

2-12-2024 = ? ... 2-12-2026 = ?

Writing and saying the date in British English (Day-Month-Year), 12-2-2025 = 12th February, 2025:

the twelfth of February, twenty twenty-five

or: the twelfth of February, two thousand and twenty-five

12-2-2024 = ? ... 12-2-2026 = ?

Note:

You can place AD (or CE) before or after the year or BC (BCE) after the year. AD = Anno Domini (Latin phrase for "in the year of the Lord"). 1 AD is considered the year in which Jesus Christ was born. Example: the current year, 2018, is: 2018 AD. BC = Before Christ; years before 1 AD. There is no year zero, neither AD nor BC. Nowadays CE and BCE are also used. CE = Common Era, instead of AD The year 1 CE = The year AD 1 (or 1 AD). BCE = Before the Common Era, instead of BC

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1. How to write and say the date in American English

  • Rule of order: Month Day Year;
  • You write using numbers: 07-15-2018 = July 15th, 2018;
  • You write and say: "July (the)* fifteenth, twenty eighteen" OR "July (the)* fifteenth, two thousand eighteen";
  • * The definite article "the" can be left out.

2. How to write and say the date in British English

  • Rule of order: Day Month Year;
  • You write using numbers: 15-07-2018 = 15th July, 2018;
  • You write and say: "the fifteenth of July, twenty eighteen" OR "the fifteenth of July, two thousand and eighteen";

3. It is common to use numbers instead of months

  • 04-05-2018 is April 5th, 2018 according to the American English standard, but it is 4th May, 2018 by the British English.
  • 01-09-2020 is January 9th, 2020 according to the American English standard, but it is 1st September, 2020 by the British English.
  • 07-03-2022 is July 3rd, 2022 according to the American English standard, but it is 7th March, 2022 by the British English.