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China yuè
Japan tsuki
Moon Wall Scroll

月 is how to write the title for "moon" in Chinese, Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji.

月 is also used to refer to the month. 月 is because China traditionally uses a lunar calendar, so saying "next moon" is the same as saying "next month" etc.
In modern Chinese and Japanese and old Korean, the character for a number is put in front of this moon character to represent western months. So "one moon" is January "two moons" is February etc.

If you are wondering, in the east Asian way to write dates, the character for "sun" or "day" is used with a number in front of it to express the day of the month. So "ten moons, one sun" becomes "October 1st" or "10/1" (this date happens to be Chinese National Day - The equivalent of Independence Day in the USA, Canada Day, or the Queen's Birthday).

Bamboo Moon

China yuè zhú
Japan tsuki take
Bamboo Moon Wall Scroll

月竹 is the title, "Bamboo Moon." Technically, it's in the order of "moon bamboo" but that's the most natural order in Chinese and Japanese.

With a little research, I found this title has been used as the name of a linen company, a band, a song title, an actual person's name, title for a piece of artwork featuring bamboo with a moon in the background, and a few other things. I added it here because a lot of people searched for "bamboo moon" on my website, so here it is for you.

The typical Japanese pronunciation would probably be "tsu-ki ta-ke." However, this would not be the only possible pronunciation in Japanese (especially if used as a given name).


China yuè guāng
Japan gekkou
Moonlight Wall Scroll

月光 is the Chinese, old Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji title for moonlight.

This can also be used to describe a moonbeam, and can be a given name all three languages (pronounced as Rumi when used as a female given name in Japanese).


Fourth Month
China sì yuè
Japan shi gatsu
April Wall Scroll

四月 is April in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

This was originally the fourth month of the Chinese lunar year, now used for the fourth month of the Gregorian calendar (also known as the Western or Christian calendar). 四月 literally mean "fourth month" or "fourth moon."

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Mandarin yǐng / ying3
Taiwan ying
Japanese kage かげ
 eiji / eji えいじ
 ei / e えい
Chinese picture; image; film; movie; photograph; reflection; shadow; trace
Japanese (1) shadow; silhouette; figure; shape; (2) reflection; image; (3) ominous sign; (4) light (stars, moon); (5) trace; shadow (of one's former self); (surname) Kage; (personal name) Eiji; (given name) Ei
Shadow, picture, image, reflection, hint; one of the twelve 'colours'.
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Mandarin yuè / yue4
Taiwan yüeh
Japanese ruuna / runa るな
 raito るうな
 yue らいと
 yui ゆえ
 meguru ゆい
 muun / mun めぐる
 mitsuki むーん
 madoka みつき
 hikaru まどか
 tsukizaki ひかる
 tsuki つきざき
 takagetsu つき
 arute たかげつ
 aporo あるて
 akari あぽろ
Chinese moon; month; monthly; CL:個|个[ge4],輪|轮[lun2]
Japanese (1) moon; (temporal noun) (2) month; (abbreviation) Monday; (suffix noun) month (of the year); used after number or question word (e.g. nan or nani); (female given name) Runa; (female given name) Ruuna; (female given name) Raito; (female given name) Yue; (female given name) Yui; (female given name) Meguru; (female given name) Mu-n; (female given name) Mitsuki; (female given name) Madoka; (female given name) Hikaru; (surname) Tsukizaki; (surname, female given name) Tsuki; (surname) Takagetsu; (female given name) Arute; (female given name) Aporo; (female given name) Akari
candra, 旅達 (旅達羅); 旂陀羅; 戰達羅; 戰捺羅 the moon, called also 蘇摩 soma, from the fermented juice of asclepias acida used in worship, and later personified in association with the moon. It has many other epithets, e. g. 印度 Indu, incorrectly intp. as marked like a hare; 創夜神 Niśākara, maker of the night; 星宿王 Nakṣatranātha, lord of constellations; 喜懷之頭飾 the crest of Siva; 蓮華王 Kumuda-pati, lotus lord; 白馬主 Śvetavājin, drawn by (or lord of) white horses; 大白光神 Śītāṃśu, the spirit with white rays; 冷光神 Sitamarici, the spirit with cool rays; 鹿形神 Mṛgāṅka, the spirit with marks m form like a deer; 野兎形神 Śaśi, ditto like a hare.
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Mandarin wàng / wang4
Taiwan wang
Japanese yuaha ゆあは
 mochitsugu もちつぐ
 moe もえ
 mou / mo もう
 mitsuru みつる
 madoka まどか
 bou / bo ぼう
 houjou / hojo ほうじょう
 noboru のぼる
 nozomu のぞむ
 nozomi のぞみ
 negai ねがい
 suematsu すえまつ
 suetake すえたけ
Chinese full moon; to hope; to expect; to visit; to gaze (into the distance); to look towards; towards
Japanese (1) full moon; (2) 15th day of the lunar month; (female given name) Yuaha; (personal name) Mochitsugu; (female given name) Moe; (personal name) Mou; (female given name) Mitsuru; (female given name) Madoka; (given name) Bou; (personal name) Houjou; (given name) Noboru; (surname, female given name) Nozomu; (surname, female given name) Nozomi; (female given name) Negai; (personal name) Suematsu; (personal name) Suetake
To look at, or for; expect, hope; towards; the full moon; hope for
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Mandarin xīng / xing1
Taiwan hsing
Japanese hotsu ほつ
 hoshizaki ほしざき
 hoshisaki ほしさき
 hoshi ほし
 hikaru ひかる
 hikari ひかり
 teぃna てぃな
 teぃara てぃあら
 seiji / seji せいじ
 sei / se せい
 sumio すみお
 sutera すてら
 jou / jo じょう
 shin しん
 kirari きらり
 kirara きらら
 kirameki きらめき
 kira きら
 akari あかり
Chinese star; heavenly body; satellite; small amount
Japanese (1) star; any light-emitting (or reflecting) heavenly body (except for the sun and the moon); (2) (slang) offender; perpetrator; (3) star point (in go); hoshi; intersection marked with a dot; (4) circular symbol (said to be shaped like a shining star); (5) bullseye; (6) one's star (out of the nine stars); the star that determines one's fate; (7) small dot; spot; (8) (sumo) point; score; (1) (astron) Chinese "star" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (n,n-suf,n-pref) (2) Singapore; (surname) Hotsu; (surname) Hoshizaki; (surname) Hoshisaki; (surname, female given name) Hoshi; (female given name) Hikaru; (female given name) Hikari; (female given name) Tina; (female given name) Tiara; (personal name) Seiji; (surname, female given name) Sei; (personal name) Sumio; (female given name) Sutera; (personal name) Jou; (personal name) Shin; (female given name) Kirari; (female given name) Kirara; (female given name) Kirameki; (female given name) Kira; (female given name) Akari
Tara, a star; the 25th constellation consisting of stars in Hydra; a spark.
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Mandarin yìn dù / yin4 du4
Taiwan yin tu
Japanese indo いんど
Chinese India
Japanese (ateji / phonetic) (kana only) India; (place-name) India
印特伽; 身毒; 賢豆; 天竺 Indu (meaning 'moon' in Sanskrit), Hindu, Sindhu; see also 信度 and 閻浮 India in general. In the Tang dynasty its territory is described as extending over 90, 000 li in circuit, being bounded on three sides by the sea; north it rested on the Snow mountains 雪山, i. e. Himālayas; wide at the north, narrowing to the south, shaped like a half-moon; it contained over seventy kingdoms, was extremely hot, well watered and damp; from the centre eastwards to 震旦 China was 58, 000 li; and the same distance southwards to 金地國, westwards to 阿拘遮國, and northwards to 小香山阿耨達.
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Japanese hanatsuki はなつき
 hazuki はづき
 hatsuki はつき
 kazuki かづき
 katsuki かつき
 kagetsu かげつ
Japanese (1) (archaism) flowers and the moon; (2) (archaism) refined leisure; elegant pastime; (surname) Hanatsuki; (female given name) Hadzuki; (female given name) Hatsuki; (female given name) Kadzuki; (female given name) Katsuki; (p,s,f) Kagetsu
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Mandarin yīn yáng / yin1 yang2
Taiwan yin yang
Japanese inyou / inyo いんよう
Chinese yin and yang
Japanese cosmic dual forces; yin and yang; sun and moon, etc.; (place-name) In'you
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition
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Mandarin cháng / chang2
Taiwan ch`ang / chang
Chinese a legendary beauty who flew to the moon; the lady in the moon

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Mandarin yuán / yuan2
Taiwan yüan
Japanese maru まる
 madoka まどか
 matome まとめ
 dan だん
 enpuku えんぷく
 enzaki えんざき
 en えん
Chinese circle; round; circular; spherical; (of the moon) full; unit of Chinese currency (Yuan); tactful; to justify
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (1) yen; Japanese monetary unit; (2) circle; (personal name) Maru; (female given name) Madoka; (surname) Matome; (personal name) Dan; (personal name) Enpuku; (surname) En
Round, all-round, full-orbed, inclusive, all-embracing, whole, perfect, complete.

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Mandarin chū / chu1
Taiwan ch`u / chu
Japanese takade たかで
 suguru すぐる
 sakide さきで
 idezaki いでざき
 idesaki いでさき
 itaru いづる
 izuru いたる
 izuzaki いずる
 izusaki いずざき
 izaki いずさき
Chinese to go out; to come out; to occur; to produce; to go beyond; to rise; to put forth; to happen; classifier for dramas, plays, operas etc
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) coming out; going out; outflow; efflux; rising (of the sun or moon); (2) attending (work); appearing (on stage); one's turn to go on; (3) start; beginning; (4) origins; background; person (or item) originating from ...; graduate of ...; native of ...; member of ... (lineage); (5) architectural member that projects outward; (6) highest point of the stern of a ship; (7) (kana only) amount (comprising something); amount of time or effort required to do something; (1) coming out; emerging; (2) being born into (a certain family); being a native of (a particular place); (surname) De; (surname) Takade; (given name) Suguru; (surname) Sakide; (surname) Idezaki; (surname) Idesaki; (female given name) Idzuru; (personal name) Itaru; (surname, female given name) Izuru; (surname) Izuzaki; (surname) Izusaki; (surname) Izaki
To go out, come forth, put forth; exit; beyond; to emerge

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Mandarin/ tu4
Taiwan t`u / tu
Japanese rabitto らびっと
 usagi うさぎ
Chinese variant of 兔[tu4]
Japanese (kana only) rabbit; hare; coney; cony; lagomorph (esp. leporids); (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (kana only) rabbit; hare; coney; cony; lagomorph (esp. leporids); (female given name) Rabitto; (female given name) Usagi
śaśa; a rabbit; also a hare. The hare in the moon, hence 懷兎者 is the moon or śaśin; rabbit; hare

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Mandarin fěi / fei3
Taiwan fei
Japanese mikazuki みかづき
 higure みかずき
 tsukide ひぐれ
 kamizuki つきで
Chinese crescent moon
Japanese (surname) Mikadzuki; (surname) Mikazuki; (personal name) Higure; (personal name) Tsukide; (personal name) Kamidzuki

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Mandarin yīng / ying1
Taiwan ying
Chinese color of the moon

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Mandarin tóng / tong2
Taiwan t`ung / tung
Chinese light from the rising moon

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Mandarin lóng / long2
Taiwan lung
Japanese oboro おぼろ
Chinese rising moon
Japanese (adjectival noun) (1) (kana only) hazy; dim; faint; (2) (kana only) minced meat; minced fish; (surname, female given name) Oboro

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Mandarin tiào / tiao4
Taiwan t`iao / tiao
Chinese scorch; western moon before sunrise

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Mandarin shuò / shuo4
Taiwan shuo
Japanese hajime はじめ
 koyomi こよみ
 kensaku けんさく
Chinese beginning; first day of lunar month; north
Japanese (1) (archaism) first day of the month; (2) first ten days of the lunar month; (1) first day of the month; (2) (archaism) first ten days of the lunar month; (1) (astron) new moon; (2) first day of the lunar month; (3) (in ancient China) next year's calendar and decrees (distributed by the Emperor at year's end); (given name) Hajime; (surname, female given name) Saku; (female given name) Koyomi; (given name) Kensaku

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Mandarin yùn // yūn / yun4 // yun1
Taiwan yün
Japanese higasa ひがさ
 hikasa ひかさ
Chinese dizzy; halo; ring around moon or sun; confused; dizzy; giddy; to faint; to swoon; to lose consciousness; to pass out
Japanese astronomical halo (ring, etc.); (surname) Higasa; (surname) Hikasa

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Mandarin yào / yao4
Taiwan yao
Japanese you / yo よう
 hikaru ひかる
 hikari ひかり
 teruko てるこ
 kaguya かぐや
 akira あきら
 aki あき
Chinese bright; glorious; one of the seven planets of pre-modern astronomy
Japanese (female given name) You; (female given name) Hikaru; (female given name) Hikari; (given name) Teruko; (female given name) Kaguya; (given name) Akira; (female given name) Aki
Brilliant, shining. 七曜 The sun, moon, and five planets. 曜宿 These seven and the constellations, the celestial orbs; to shine

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Mandarin huì / hui4
Taiwan hui
Japanese misoka みそか
 miso みそ
 tsugomori つごもり
 tsukigomori つきごもり
 tsukikomori つきこもり
Chinese last day of a lunar month; dark; night
Japanese last day of the month; (archaism) last day of the month
The last day of the moon; night; dark, obscure; unlucky.

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Mandarin jǐng / jing3
Taiwan ching
Japanese miyoshi みよし
 hiro ひろ
 hikari ひかり
 keshiki けしき
 keitei / kete けいてい
 keiji / keji けいじ
 kei / ke けい
 giyon ぎよん
 kagesaki かげさき
 kage かげ
 akira あきら
Chinese bright; circumstance; scenery; surname Jing
Japanese (1) vista; view; scene; scenic view; (suf,ctr) (2) counter for scenes (in a play); (1) shadow; silhouette; figure; shape; (2) reflection; image; (3) ominous sign; (4) light (stars, moon); (5) trace; shadow (of one's former self); (female given name) Miyoshi; (female given name) Hiro; (female given name) Hikari; (female given name) Keshiki; (given name) Keitei; (personal name) Keiji; (surname, female given name) Kei; (surname) Giyon; (surname) Kagesaki; (surname) Kage; (female given name) Akira
Prospect, view, circumstances; reflection

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Mandarin xiǎn / xian3
Taiwan hsien
Japanese sen
Chinese to hunt in autumn (archaic)
markaṭa, 獮猴 a monkey, typical of the mind of illusion, pictured as trying to pluck the moon out of the water; also of the five desires; of foolishness; of restlessness.

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Mandarin chán / chan2
Taiwan ch`an / chan
Japanese hiki ひき
Chinese moon; (striped) toad
Japanese (kana only) toad (esp. the Japanese toad, Bufo japonicus)

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Mandarin yīn / yin1
Taiwan yin
Japanese kage かげ
Chinese overcast (weather); cloudy; shady; Yin (the negative principle of Yin and Yang); negative (electric.); feminine; moon; implicit; hidden; genitalia; surname Yin
Japanese (archaism) female private parts; female genitals; (1) shade; shadow; (2) other side; back; background; (1) yin (i.e. the negative); (2) unseen location (i.e. somewhere private); (surname) Kage
Shade, dark, the shades, the negative as opposed to the positive principle, female, the moon, back, secret. In Buddhism it is the phenomenal, as obscuring the true nature of things; also the aggregation of phenomenal things resulting in births and deaths, hence it is used as a translation like 蘊 q.v. for skandha, the 五陰 being the five skandhas or aggregates.

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Japanese io イオ
Japanese Io (moon of Jupiter); (female given name) Io

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Mandarin zhōng yuán / zhong1 yuan2
Taiwan chung yüan
Japanese nakamoto なかもと
 chuugen / chugen ちゅうげん
Chinese Ghost Festival on 15th day of 7th lunar month when offerings are made to the deceased
Japanese (1) 15th day of the 7th lunar month; (last day of) Bon lantern festival; (2) Bon Festival gifts; (surname) Nakamoto; (personal name) Chuugen
The fifteenth of the seventh moon; see 孟蘭盆; fifteenth day of the seventh lunar month

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Mandarin zhōng qiū / zhong1 qiu1
Taiwan chung ch`iu / chung chiu
Japanese nakaaki / nakaki なかあき
Chinese the Mid-autumn festival, the traditional moon-viewing festival on the 15th of the 8th lunar month
Japanese 15th day of the 8th lunar month; (surname) Nakaaki

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Japanese marugao まるがお
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) round face; moon face

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Mandarin shàng xián / shang4 xian2
Taiwan shang hsien
Japanese jougen / jogen じょうげん
Chinese to wind; to tighten; crescent moon; first quarter or waxing moon
Japanese 1st quarter of moon; crescent moon; (female given name) Jougen

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Mandarin shàng yuán / shang4 yuan2
Taiwan shang yüan
Japanese kamimoto かみもと
 uwamoto うわもと
 uemoto うえもと
Japanese (surname) Kamimoto; (surname) Uwamoto; (surname) Uemoto
The fifteenth of the first moon. See 孟蘭盆; fifteenth day of the first lunar month

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Moon tsukiyuè / yue4 / yue yüeh
Bamboo Moon 月竹tsuki take / tsukitakeyuè zhú / yue4 zhu2 / yue zhu / yuezhu yüeh chu / yüehchu
Moonlight 月光gekkou / gekoyuè guāng
yue4 guang1
yue guang
yüeh kuang
April 四月shi gatsu / shigatsusì yuè / si4 yue4 / si yue / siyue ssu yüeh / ssuyüeh

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