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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
月-order.gif
Stroke order
月-bw.png

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形), originally of the crescent moon.

月 月 月 月
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Usage notes[edit]

As part of a compound, should not be confused with , form of (flesh, meat), which is used for example for parts of the body such as (back). These may be drawn identically, as 月, but in careful use they are distinguished, with ⺼ written with unattached diagonal strokes. This is particularly an issue in looking up characters by radical; compare 月 index and 肉 index.

Han character[edit]

(radical 74 +0, 4 strokes, cangjie input 月 (B), four-corner 77220, composition)

  1. KangXi radical 74

Derived characters[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 504, character 19
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 14330
  • Dae Jaweon: page 879, character 20
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2041, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+6708

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (月), Pronunciation (1/1)

Initial: 疑 (31)
Final: 月
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 魚厥切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ŋʉɐt̚/ /ŋi̯wɐt̚/ /ŋiuɐt̚/ /ŋʷiɐt̚/ /ŋuat̚/ /ŋĭwɐn/ /ŋiuɐt̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
yuè ‹ ngjwot › /*ŋʷat {*[ŋ]ʷat}/ moon, month
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
16319 3 /*ŋod/

Noun[edit]

  1. (literary) moon
  2. month

Synonyms[edit]

Compounds[edit]

See also[edit]

Months of the year


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. moon
  2. a month (on the lunar calendar)
  3. every month
  4. menstruation
  5. abbreviation for 月曜日 (Monday)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

See also[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana つき, romaji tsuki)

  1. the moon
    日本 (にほん)では (つき)にうさぎが ()んでいるというお (はなし)があります。
    nihon de wa tsuki ni usagi ga sunde iru to iu o-hanashi ga arimasu.
    In Japan, there is a fairy-tale that rabbits live on the moon.
     (つき)地球 (ちきゅう)唯一 (ゆいいつ)衛星 (えいせい)です。
    Tsuki wa chikyū no yuiitsu no eisei desu.
    The moon is the only one satellite of the Earth.
  2. the lunar cycle, a month
     (つき)一度 (いちど)旅行 (りょこう) ()かけます。
    Tsuki ni ichi do, ryokō ni dekakemasu.
    I go for a trip once a month.
  3. (tarot): The Moon; the eighteenth trump or major arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks.
Synonyms[edit]

Suffix[edit]

(hiragana がつ, romaji -gatsu)

  1. month of the year

References[edit]

  • New Nelson: 2530
  • Halpern: 2956
  • Halpern Learners: 1876
  • Heisig: 13
  • Tuttle Kanji Dictionary: 4b0.1
  1. Source: EDICT and KANJIDIC files licensed by the Electronic Dictionaries Research Group.

Usage notes[edit]

When used in compounds counting a number of months with "ヶ"(, ka), 月 is pronounced as げつ (getsu). When used in compounds for modern months of the year, it is pronounced as がつ (gatsu). When used for poetic or lunar months, it is pronounced as つき (tsuki).


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(wol)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (McCune-Reischauer: wŏl, Yale: wel)
  • Name (hangeul):  (revised: dal, McCune-Reischauer: tal, Yale: tal)
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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(nguyệt, ngoạt)

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