TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

Pictogram (象形), originally of the crescent moon.

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

Usage notesEdit

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 characterEdit

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

  1. moon
  2. month, traditional Chinese lunar month
  3. (used to form names of months)
  4. KangXi radical 74

Derived charactersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 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

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping jyut6, Yale yut6)


HakkaEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ nyet8, Guangdong ngiet8; nget8 [Meixian, Dongguan], Hagfa Pinyim ngiad6)

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(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)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

See alsoEdit

NounEdit

(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.

SynonymsEdit

SuffixEdit

(hiragana がつ, romaji -gatsu)

  1. month of the year

ReferencesEdit

  • 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 notesEdit

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).


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(wol)
Eumhun:

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

MandarinEdit

PronunciationEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin yuè (yue4), Wade-Giles yüeh4)


simpl. and trad.

NounEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin yuè)

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) moon
  2. (Beginning Mandarin) month

CompoundsEdit

  • 月华
  • 月季
  • 月经
  • 月刊
  • 月蓝
  • 月老
  • 月历
  • 月利
  • 月例
  • 月亮
  • 月亮地儿
  • 月亮门儿
  • 月令
  • 月尾
  • 月息
  • 月下老人
  • 月相
  • 月薪
  • 月牙, 月牙儿, 月芽, 月芽儿
  • 月夜
  • 月中
  • 月终
  • 月子
  • 月子病
  • 新月形面包
Months of the yearEdit


Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*ngiuæt)


Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(TLPA gua̍t (guat8), gue̍h (gueh8), ge̍h (geh8))

ReferencesEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(nguyệt, ngoạt)

Last modified on 13 April 2014, at 17:40