yuè moon; month

Note

A picture of the crescent moon. NOTE: In simplified chinese some characters that used the 'meat' radical have now been put under the very similar looking 'moon' radical.
Number of strokes: 4

Radical

Index 74 used in: used in: dǎn (the gall) ; gān (liver) ; hú (lake) ; jiāo (to glue) ; míng (bright) ; néng (to be able to) ; péng (friend) ; péng (friend) ; qī (phase) ; qián (front) ; qīng (green) ; suí (Sui) ; yīn (yin) ; yǒu (have) ; zhāo (dynasty)

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Different tone

yuē (to speak)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 月
Stroke order for character 月, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

镜花水月 jìng huā shuǐ yuè Beautiful but unattainable dreams. Unrealistic ambitions
月到中秋分外明, 每逢佳节倍思亲 yuè dào zhōng qiū fèn wài míng, měi féng jiā jié bèi sī qīn Longing to see family from far away
月下老人 yuè xià laǒ rén Someone enabling people to meet with marriage in mind

Phrases

zhè gè yuè This month
xià gè yuè Next month
shàng gè yuè Last month
yī gè yuè One month

Also

yuè moon
Treaty Ports in China

Treaty Ports in China

History

All about the exploitation of China by foreign powers from the Ming dynasty to the foundation of the PRC in 1949. The establishment of foreign enclaves within most Chinese cities one hundred years ago led to many frictions with the foreign powers, particularly Britain. The treaty port system forcibly opened up cities to foreign trade in lat Qing dyansty China.
Chinese proverb

Proverb

Zì gāo zì [zi gao zi da]
self tall self big
Think oneself tall and great
Full of conceit and ego
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