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Kanji Information Sheet for 月  ( PDF version of this Kanji PDF version )

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Bushu (Radical) Info: 月 (つき) – moon
Henshall Mnemonic: pitted crescent moon shining down
Levels: JLPT N5 | JLPT 4 (old) | Grade 1
Frequency: #23 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

JLPT N4 Words

  •   [つき]
    (n-t) moon; month   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょうがつ]
    (n) New Year; New Year's Day; the first month; January   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さらいげつ]
    (n-adv,n-t) month after next   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

JLPT N2 Words

JLPT N1 Words

    Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

    • 々   [つきづき]
      (n-adv,n-t) every month   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [げつがく]
      (n) monthly amount (sum)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [げっかん]
      (n) monthly publication   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [げっかん]
      (n) (during) month   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [ねんがっぴ]
      (n) date   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [げっけい]
      (n) menstruation; menstrual period   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [つきみ]
      (n) viewing the moon   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [げっこう]
      (n) moonlight; moonbeam   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [もちづき]
      (n) full moon   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [げっさん]
      (n) monthly output (production)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [さつき]
      (n) (obs) fifth month of the lunar calendar   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [げっしゅう]
      (n) monthly income   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    • め   [つきはじめ]
      (adv,n) beginning of month   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [げっしょく]
      (n) lunar eclipse   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [げつない]
      (n) by the end of this month   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [めいげつ]
      (n) harvest moon; full moon   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [げつめん]
      (n) moon's surface   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [つきよ]
      (n) moonlit night   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [かげつ]
      (suf) (number of) months   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [げつれい]
      (n) monthly   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [はんつき]
      (n-adv,n-t) half-moon; half month; semicircle   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [きゅうしょうがつ]
      (n) Lunar calendar New Year   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [さいげつ]
      (n-t) time; years   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [よくげつ]
      (n-adv,n-t) following month   [K] [D] [Jisho]
    •   [どうげつ]
      (n-adv,n-t) the same month   [K] [D] [Jisho]
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    The sofware used to generate this kanji information uses the EDICT and KANJIDIC files. These files are the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group at Monash University and are used in conformance with the Group's license.

    NOTE: I converted the sources just mentioned years ago and have never really updated so there may be some missing or incorrect information that has been addressed in the original sources but not here.

    The first Stroke Order image used on this page is courtesy of Ulrich Apel's excellent open source KanjiVG project. The second image is from the folks at the excellent Jisho Japanese-English dictionary site and it too is based on KanjiVG.

    Classifying the kanji and popular vocabulary by the new JLPT levels was done by consulting Jonathan Waller‘s JLPT Resources page, renshuu, Wictionary, and Nihongo Ichiban.

    The Henshall Mnemonics are the copyright of Tuttle Publishing and are the result of the hard work by Professor Henshall. See the list I used here.

    If you are curious about the lexicography shown in the word definitions, visit the WWWJDIC abbreviations and codes guide and the JMdict/Edict Lexicographical details page.