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Stroke Count
4 Strokes
月 + 0 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. month, moon
Kun'yomi: つき。
On'yomi: ガツ、ゲツ。

Dictionary Entries for 月

  1. moon
  2. month
noun, used as a suffix
  1. month (of the year); used after number or question word (e.g. nan or nani)
  1. Monday

Stroke Order Diagrams for 月

Construction of Character for 月

Origin and construction of 月
  1. 三日月の形を表した象形字

Kanji related to 月

  • 婿

Meanings in Other Languages for 月

  1. lune, mois
  1. mês, lua
  1. mes, luna

Comments for 月

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To my knowledge, "gatsu" is only employed when saying the proper names of the months.

For example:

"hachigatsu" = August (8月)

 "sangatsu" = March (3月)

but "sangetsu" would literally translate to "3 month".

>>> To count out 3 months you will add a little "ke" (ヶ) in the middle (but pronounce it as "ka" since the "ichi-ni-san" counting method is in use)

"sankagetsu" (3ヶ月)


#5 Posted by ruthieguh over 1 year ago

"full moon" is "mangetsu", though, not "mantsuki".

#4 Posted by Monox D. I-Fly over 2 years ago

I think getsu and gatsu are both month; tsuki is moon. Though of course there is overlap, just as there is in English ("many moons ago"). And then there's Luna, and lunar... and lunatic?

#3 Posted by Henna Amerikajin over 2 years ago

Isnt it that getsu is moon and gatsu is month? Why is it written the other way?

#2 Posted by あすま over 2 years ago

今日 は 月曜日 です。

(kyo wa getsuyoubi desu)

getsuyoubi = getsu (月) - yoo (曜) - bi (日) = Monday

getsu (月) = moon, also abbreviation for Monday

yoo (曜) = day of the week

hi (bi) (日) = day

#1 Posted by n1cholas over 6 years ago

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