正月

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Chinese[edit]

 
just (right); main; upright; straight; correct; principle; Chinese 1st month of year
moon; month
simp. and trad.
(正月)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: principal month

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Noun[edit]

正月

  1. (literary) traditional name for the first of the twelve months of the Chinese calendar, each beginning on a new moon.

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: 1
がつ
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From (principal) + (month)

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Noun[edit]

正月 ‎(hiragana しょうがつ, romaji shōgatsu)

  1. January
  2. New Year

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3