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The Name October in Chinese / Japanese...

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Moon

China yuè
Japan tsuki
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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).

October

Tenth Month
China shí yuè
Japan juu gatsu
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十月 is how Chinese and Japanese express October (also used in old Korean Hanja). 十月 literally mean "tenth month" or "tenth moon."

Sun / Solar

Also means Day, Sunshine, Sunlight, or Japan
China
Japan hi / nichi
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日 is the word for sun. It also means day, and can refer to the day of the month when expressing the date.
Example: October 1st would be "10 Moons, 1 Sun."

日 is also the first Kanji for the title of Japan (in Chinese, Japanese Kanji and Korean Hanja). Thus, this character is used as an adjective for things that are Japanese.
Ever heard of Japan being called, "The land of the rising sun"? Well, that's what the full title of Japan means.

Depending on context, this character can mean Sunshine or Sunlight.


Note: In Japanese, this Kanji has a variety of possible pronunciations. The pronunciation changed depending on context and how this Kanji is combined with other Kanji. When used alone, this is usually "hi" (pronounced like "hee") but sometimes it's "nichi." When combined, it can be "tsu," "ni," "ka," and a few others.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

十月

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Mandarin shí yuè / shi2 yue4
Taiwan shih yüeh
Japanese totsuki とつき
 togetsu とげつ
 juugatsu / jugatsu じゅうがつ
 kanna かんな
Chinese October; tenth month (of the lunar year)
Japanese (adverbial noun) October; (female given name) Totsuki; (female given name) Togetsu; (given name) Juugatsu; (female given name) Kanna
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Mandarin hài / hai4
Taiwan hai
Japanese gai がい
 kai かい
 i
Chinese 12th earthly branch: 9-11 p.m., 10th solar month (7th November-6th December), year of the Boar; ancient Chinese compass point: 330°
Japanese twelfth sign of the Chinese zodiac (The Boar, 9pm-11pm, north-northwest, October); (personal name) Gai; (surname) Kai; (personal name) I

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Mandarin/ xu1
Taiwan hsü
Japanese mamoru まもる
 inu いぬ
Chinese 11th earthly branch: 7-9 p.m., 9th solar month (8th October-6th November), year of the Dog; ancient Chinese compass point: 300°
Japanese eleventh sign of Chinese zodiac (The Dog, 7pm-9pm, west-northwest, September); (given name) Mamoru; (place-name) Inu
The hour from 7-9 p. m.; translit. śū, śu; 7-9 p.m.

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Mandarin yǒu / you3
Taiwan yu
Japanese yuu / yu ゆう
 yu
 minoru みのる
 naga なが
 tori とり
Chinese 10th earthly branch: 5-7 p.m., 8th solar month (8th September-7th October), year of the Rooster; ancient Chinese compass point: 270° (west)
Japanese tenth sign of Chinese zodiac (The Bird, 5pm-7pm, west, August); (personal name) Yuu; (personal name) Yu; (given name) Minoru; (surname) Naga; (surname) Tori

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寒露

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Mandarin hán lù / han2 lu4
Taiwan han lu
Japanese kanro かんろ
Chinese Hanlu or Cold Dew, 17th of the 24 solar terms 二十四節氣|二十四节气 8th-22nd October
Japanese (1) late-autumn or early-winter dew; (2) "cold dew" solar term (approx. Oct. 8)

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秋分

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Mandarin qiū fēn / qiu1 fen1
Taiwan ch`iu fen / chiu fen
Japanese shuubun / shubun しゅうぶん
Chinese Qiufen or Autumn Equinox, 16th of the 24 solar terms 二十四節氣|二十四节气 23rd September-7th October
Japanese autumnal equinox; autumn equinox; fall equinox

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霜降

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Mandarin shuāng jiàng / shuang1 jiang4
Taiwan shuang chiang
Japanese shimofuri しもふり
Chinese Shuangjiang or Frost Descends, 18th of the 24 solar terms 二十四節氣|二十四节气 23rd October-6th November
Japanese "frost descent" solar term (approx. Oct. 23); (noun/participle) (1) speckled with white; salt and pepper (colour, color); (2) (of fabric) created by intertwining white and coloured fibres; (3) (of beef) marbling; (4) (abbreviation) (of fish, chicken, shellfish, etc.) blanching by exposure to boiling and then icy water; (surname) Shimofuri

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十·一

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Mandarin shí · yī / shi2 · yi1
Taiwan shih · i
Chinese first of October; PRC National Day; same as 國慶|国庆[Guo2 qing4]

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十・一

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Mandarin shí · yī / shi2 · yi1
Taiwan shih · i
Chinese first of October; PRC National Day; same as 國慶|国庆[Guo2 qing4]

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十月份

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Mandarin shí yuè fèn / shi2 yue4 fen4
Taiwan shih yüeh fen
Chinese October

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双十節

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Japanese soujuusetsu / sojusetsu そうじゅうせつ
Japanese the Double Tenth; October 10th Chinese national holiday

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國慶節


国庆节

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Mandarin guó qìng jié / guo2 qing4 jie2
Taiwan kuo ch`ing chieh / kuo ching chieh
Chinese PRC National Day (October 1st)

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文山線


文山线

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Mandarin wén shān xiàn / wen2 shan1 xian4
Taiwan wen shan hsien
Chinese Taipei Metro Wenshan Line (known as the Muzha Line 木柵線|木栅线[Mu4 zha4 xian4] prior to October 8, 2009)

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神嘗祭

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Japanese shinjousai / shinjosai しんじょうさい
 kannienomatsuri かんにえのまつり
 kannamesai かんなめさい
Japanese offering of the year's new rice harvest (imperial festival, October 17)

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達磨忌


达磨忌

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Mandarin dá mó jì / da2 mo2 ji4
Taiwan ta mo chi
Japanese darumaki だるまき
Japanese ceremony held in honor (honour) of Bodhidharma (October 5th)
The anniversary of Bodhidharma's death, fifth of the tenth month.

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雙十節


双十节

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Mandarin shuāng shí jié / shuang1 shi2 jie2
Taiwan shuang shih chieh
Chinese Double Tenth, the anniversary of the Wuchang Uprising 武昌起義|武昌起义[Wu3 chang1 Qi3 yi4] of October 10th, 1911; (Taiwan) National Day

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10月

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Japanese juugatsu / jugatsu じゅうがつ
Japanese (adverbial noun) October

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体育の日

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Japanese taiikunohi / taikunohi たいいくのひ
Japanese Health and Sports Day (national holiday; second Monday in October); Health-Sports Day; Sports Day; (personal name) Taiikunohi

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十月十日

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Japanese totsukitooka とつきとおか
Japanese (1) babies born on October 10, supposedly conceived on New Year's Day; (2) normal gestation time (i.e. 9 months)

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十月革命

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Mandarin shí yuè gé mìng / shi2 yue4 ge2 ming4
Taiwan shih yüeh ko ming
Japanese juugatsukakumei / jugatsukakume じゅうがつかくめい
Chinese October Revolution
Japanese October Revolution

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武昌起義


武昌起义

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Mandarin wǔ chāng qǐ yì / wu3 chang1 qi3 yi4
Taiwan wu ch`ang ch`i i / wu chang chi i
Chinese Wuchang Uprising of October 10th, 1911, which led to Sun Yat-sen's Xinhai Revolution and the fall of the Qing dynasty

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歌憂底迦


歌忧底迦

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Mandarin gē yōu dǐ jiā / ge1 you1 di3 jia1
Taiwan ko yu ti chia
Japanese Kauteika
Kārttika, the month October-November; (Skt. Kārttika)

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神嘗の祭

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Japanese kannienomatsuri かんにえのまつり
Japanese offering of the year's new rice harvest (imperial festival, October 17)

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華北事變


华北事变

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Mandarin huá běi shì biàn / hua2 bei3 shi4 bian4
Taiwan hua pei shih pien
Chinese North China Incident of October-December 1935, a Japanese attempt to set up a puppet government in north China

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迦絺那月

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Mandarin jiā chī nà yuè / jia1 chi1 na4 yue4
Taiwan chia ch`ih na yüeh / chia chih na yüeh
Japanese Kachina zuki
Kārttika-māsa, the month in October-November, intp. as the month after the summer retreat, when monks received the 'kaṭhina ' robe of merit; the date of the month is variously given, but it follows the summer retreat; also 迦提月; 迦栗底迦月 (or 羯栗底迦月); 迦利邸迦月; 迦哩底迦麽洗 (or 迦剌底迦麽洗).

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伊弉冉景気

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Japanese izanamikeiki / izanamikeki いざなみけいき
Japanese period of Japanese economic expansion from February 2002 to October 2007

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十一月革命

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Japanese juuichigatsukakumei / juichigatsukakume じゅういちがつかくめい
Japanese (1) October Revolution (Russia, 1917); (2) German Revolution (1918-1919)

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番号継続制

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Japanese bangoukeizokusei / bangokezokuse ばんごうけいぞくせい
Japanese (mobile phone) number portability (introduced to Japan in October 2005)

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贖罪日戰爭


赎罪日战争

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Mandarin shú zuì rì zhàn zhēng / shu2 zui4 ri4 zhan4 zheng1
Taiwan shu tsui jih chan cheng
Chinese the Yom Kippur war of October 1973 between Israel and her Arab neighbors

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頞濕縛庾闍


頞湿缚庾闍

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Mandarin è shī fù yǔ dū / e4 shi1 fu4 yu3 du1
Taiwan o shih fu yü tu
Japanese Ashibayuja
Aśvayuja (or 頞濕婆庾闍) , the first month of autumn (September-October); (Skt. Aśvayuja)

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Moon tsukiyuè / yue4 / yue yüeh
October 十月juu gatsu / juugatsu / ju gatsu / jugatsushí yuè / shi2 yue4 / shi yue / shiyue shih yüeh / shihyüeh
Sun
Solar
hi / nichirì / ri4 / ri jih

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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.


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