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Stroke order
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Etymology

Pictographic representation, originally of the crescent moon.

Han character

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

  1. moon
  2. month
  3. KangXi radical 74

Usage notes

As part of a character the pictograph 月 is also used to stand for .

References

  • 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

Cantonese

Hanzi

(jyutping jyut6, Yale yut6)


Japanese

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Noun

(hiragana つき, romaji tsuki)

  1. the moon
    日本ではうさぎ住んいるいうお話あります
    にほんではつきにうさぎがす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 toiu ohanashi ga arimasu.
    In Japan, there is a fairy-tale that rabbits live on the moon.
    地球唯一衛星です
    つきはちきゅうのゆいいつのえいせいです。
    Tsuki wa chikyū no yui'itsu no eisei desu.
    Moon is the only one satellite of the Earth.
  2. a month
    一度旅行出かけます
    つきにいちど、りょこうにでかけます。
    Tsuki ni ichido, ryokō ni dekake masu.
    I go for a trip once a month.

See also

Kanji

(grade 1 kanji)

  1. moon on the wane
  2. a month (on the lunar calendar)
  3. every month
  4. menstruation that take place every month
  5. (only in Japanese) abbreviation for 月曜日(Monday)

Readings

Compounds

References


Other info

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

Hanja


Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul): 월 (revised: wol, McCune-Reischauer: wŏl, Yale: wel)
  • Name (hangeul): 달 (revised: dal, McCune-Reischauer: tal, Yale: tal)

Mandarin

Pronunciation

Hanzi

(pinyin yuè (yue4), Wade-Giles yüeh4)

simpl. and trad.

Noun

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin yuè)

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) moon

Compounds


Middle Chinese

Han character

(*ngiuæt)


Vietnamese

Han character

(nguyệt, ngoạt)

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