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Moon 月in Japanese

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:17 pm
by Tetsuwan Penguin
Not too surprised to find out that the kanji for Moon is also used for "month"
so 1月 or 一月 is January, 2月 or 二月 is February (etc)

There are a whole set of kanji for numbers, but they probably are not used when writing actual numbers, but rather when spelling them out (IE: 1 vs one, 2 vs two).

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:19 pm
by jeffbert
Ken'ichi has two spellings, one of which is literally 'Ken-one' as ichi' can be rendered in both kanji & kana.

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:03 pm
by AstroAllies
Japanese language and Mandarin/Chinese have some shared words, so you can also use 月 to mean "moon" or "month" in Mandarin.

The difference is, in Japanese it's "tsuki," in Mandarin it's "yuè."

Re: Moon 月in Japanese

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:00 pm
by SuwaHana
Moon is contextually synonymous with month in English as well, it's just fallen out of use in recent years.

Re: Moon 月in Japanese

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:29 am
by fafner
And the fact that moon and month are also similar in English doesn't seem to be a coincidence.