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)

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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 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
Chinese proverb

Proverb

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Jiàn zài xián shàng, bù dé bù fā [jian zai xian shang, bu de bu fa]
arrow exist string on, not get no deliver
When the arrow is on the string, it must be shot
Things have reached a point when something must be done

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