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The Month of May

Fifth Month
China wǔ yuè
Japan satsuki / go gatsu
The Month of May

五月 is the month of May in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

This was originally the fifth month of the Chinese lunar year, now used for the fifth month of the Gregorian calendar (also known as the Western or Christian calendar). 五月 literally mean "fifth month" or "fifth moon."


Note: Sometimes Japanese parents will use this as a female given name, and use "Mei" (the sound of May in English) as the pronunciation.

Samidare

Japan samidare
Samidare

五月雨 is the Japanese name Samidare.

The meaning of the name is "early-summer rain." Literally, it's "5th moon rain," which means "rain in the month of May." This may refer to an anime character, a Japanese battleship in WWII, or a place in Japan called Samidare.


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
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五月

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Mandarin wǔ yuè / wu3 yue4
Taiwan wu yüeh
Japanese mei / me めい
 sami さみ
 satsuki さつき
 kanna かんな
 itsuki いつき
Chinese May; fifth month (of the lunar year)
Japanese (1) (obsolete) fifth month of the lunar calendar; (2) (kana only) satsuki azalea (Rhododendron indicum); (adverbial noun) May; (female given name) Mei; (personal name) Sami; (p,s,f) Satsuki; (female given name) Kanna; (female given name) Itsuki
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The Month of May

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Mandarin/ wu3
Taiwan wu
Japanese kogoe こごえ
 uma うま
Chinese 7th earthly branch: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., noon, 5th solar month (6th June-6th July), year of the Horse; ancient Chinese compass point: 180° (south)
Japanese (n-adv,n-t) noon; midday; seventh sign of Chinese zodiac (The Horse, 11am-1pm, south, May); (personal name) Kogoe; (place-name) Uma
Noon.

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Mandarin/ si4
Taiwan ssu
Japanese mi
Chinese 6th earthly branch: 9-11 a.m., 4th solar month (5th May-5th June), year of the Snake; ancient Chinese compass point: 150°
Japanese sixth sign of Chinese zodiac (The Serpent, 9am-11am, south-southeast, April); (female given name) Mi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin chén / chen2
Taiwan ch`en / chen
Japanese yoshi よし
 noburu のぶる
 tatsumasa たつまさ
 tatsuji たつじ
 tatsusaki たつさき
 tatsu たつ
 jin じん
 shin しん
Chinese 5th earthly branch: 7-9 a.m., 3rd solar month (5th April-4th May), year of the Dragon; ancient Chinese compass point: 120°
Japanese fifth sign of Chinese zodiac (The Dragon, 7am-9am, east-southeast, March); (given name) Yoshi; (given name) Noburu; (personal name) Tatsumasa; (personal name) Tatsuji; (surname) Tatsusaki; (surname, female given name) Tatsu; (personal name) Jin; (given name) Shin
Hour; time; the celestial bodies.

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際史吒


际史吒

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Mandarin jì shǐ zhā / ji4 shi3 zha1
Taiwan chi shih cha
Japanese Saishita
Jyaiṣṭha, the month in May-June.

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逝瑟吒


逝瑟咤

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Mandarin shì sè zhā / shi4 se4 zha1
Taiwan shih se cha
Japanese Seishita
The month Jyaiṣṭha (May-June), when the full moon is in the constellation Jyeṣṭhā.

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
The Month of May 五月satsuki / go gatsu
satsuki / gogatsu
wǔ yuè / wu3 yue4 / wu yue / wuyue wu yüeh / wuyüeh
Samidare 五月雨samidare

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