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: míng (bright) ; yǒu (have) ; néng (to be able to) ; qián (front) ; suí (Sui) ; gān (liver) ; qīng (green) ; péng (friend) ; péng (friend) ; jiāo (to glue) ; dǎn (the gall)

< Previous radical 73 yuē Next radical 75 >

Different tone

yuē (to speak)

< Previous yuē Next yún >

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

这个月 zhè gè yuè this month
下个月 xià gè yuè next month
上个月 shàng gè yuè last month
一个月 yī gè yuè one month

Also

yuè moon

Cantonese

If you thought mastering the four vowel tones of Mandarin Chinese was hard, try the nine tones used in Cantonese. The differences are so subtle that non-native speakers have little chance of learning the language well. Cantonese is spoken by about 59 million people mainly in Guangdong and adjoining provinces.
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Traditional and Simplified

Traditional and Simplified

Language

When you start learning Chinese you soon across the fact that there are two written forms still in use, the simplified form used in China and the old, traditional form still used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and other overseas Chinese communities. With 4,000 years of use the written Chinese language has many archaic features. On formation of the Peoples Republic an ambition reform programme of the script was instigated which has made the learning of the characters far easier.
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