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February in Chinese / Japanese...

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February

China èr yuè
Japan futatsuki / nigatsu
February Vertical Wall Scroll

二月 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for the month of February.

This literally means the "second month" or "second moon" (of the year).

Happy New Year

China xīn nián kuài lè
Happy New Year Vertical Wall Scroll

If you want to wish someone a happy new year this is the way. You can hang this up during Western New Years (Dec 31st - Jan 1st) and keep it up until after Chinese New Years which happens in either January or February of each year (it changes from year to year because China uses a lunar calendar).

Moon

China yuè
Japan tsuki
Moon Vertical 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).


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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your february search...

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

see styles
Mandarin chǒu / chou3
Taiwan ch`ou / chou
Japanese ushi / うし
Moon Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese clown; 2nd earthly branch: 1-3 a.m., 12th solar month (6th January to 3rd February), year of the Ox; ancient Chinese compass point: 30°; surname Chou
Japanese second sign of Chinese zodiac (The Ox, 1am-3am, north-northeast, December); (personal name) Chuu; (personal name) Ushi

二月

see styles
Mandarin èr yuè / er4 yue4
Taiwan erh yüeh
Japanese futatsuki / ふたつき
Moon Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese February; second month (of the lunar year)
Japanese two months
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

see styles
Mandarin mǎo / mao3
Taiwan mao
Japanese u;bou / u;bo / う;ぼう
Chinese mortise (slot cut into wood to receive a tenon); 4th earthly branch: 5-7 a.m., 2nd solar month (6th March-4th April), year of the Rabbit; ancient Chinese compass point: 90° (east); variant of 鉚|铆[mao3]; to exert one's strength
Japanese fourth sign of Chinese zodiac (The Hare, 5am-7am, east, February); (personal name) Bou; (male given name) Shigeru; (personal name) Shige; (personal name) U; (given name) Akira

see styles
Mandarin yín / yin2
Taiwan yin
Japanese tora / とら
Chinese 3rd earthly branch: 3-5 a.m., 1st solar month (4th February-5th March), year of the Tiger; ancient Chinese compass point: 60°
Japanese third sign of Chinese zodiac (The Tiger, 3am-5am, east-northeast, January); (surname) Fusa; (personal name) Toraji; (surname) Tora; (given name) Susumu; (personal name) I


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Mandarin rùn / run4
Taiwan jun
Japanese uruu / uru / うるう
Chinese intercalary; an extra day or month inserted into the lunar or solar calendar (such as February 29)
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (kana only) embolism; intercalation; (personal name) Jun; (surname, female given name) Uruu; (surname) Urui
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

二八

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Mandarin èr bā / er4 ba1
Taiwan erh pa
Japanese nihachi / にはち    nippachi / にっぱち
Chinese 16; sixteen
Japanese (archaism) sixteen; February and August (times of slow business, sluggish sales, etc.)
The sixteen meditations. V. 十六觀; two sets of eight

大寒

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Mandarin dà hán / da4 han2
Taiwan ta han
Japanese daikan / だいかん
Chinese Great Cold, 24th of the 24 solar terms 二十四節氣|二十四节气 20th January-3rd February
Japanese (1) (time of) extreme cold; (2) (See 二十四節気) "major cold" solar term (approx. Jan 20, roughly the coldest time of the year); (given name) Osamu; (place-name) Oosou

平月

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Mandarin píng yuè / ping2 yue4
Taiwan p`ing yüeh / ping yüeh
Chinese February of a common year

立春

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Mandarin lì chūn / li4 chun1
Taiwan li ch`un / li chun
Japanese risshun / りっしゅん
Chinese Lichun or Beginning of Spring, 1st of the 24 solar terms 二十四節氣|二十四节气[er4 shi2 si4 jie2 qi5] 4th-18th February
Japanese (See 二十四節気) first day of spring (according to the traditional lunisolar calendar, approx. Feb. 4)

節分

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Japanese setsubun;sechibun(ok);sechibu(ok) / せつぶん;せちぶん(ok);せちぶ(ok) Japanese (1) last day of winter in the traditional Japanese calendar (usually February 3 or 4); holiday for end of winter (accompanied by a bean scattering ceremony); (2) (original meaning) last day of any season (according to the traditional Japanese calendar)

雨水

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Mandarin yǔ shuǐ / yu3 shui3
Taiwan yü shui
Japanese amamizu(p);usui / あまみず(P);うすい
Chinese Yushui or Rain Water, 2nd of the 24 solar terms 二十四節氣|二十四节气 19th February-5th March
Japanese (1) rain water; (2) (See 二十四節気) "rain water" solar term (approx. Feb 19); (surname, female given name) Usui; (surname) Amamizu

2月

see styles
Japanese nigatsu / にがつ Japanese (n-t,n-adv) (1) February; (2) second month of the lunar calendar

二月份

see styles
Mandarin èr yuè fèn / er4 yue4 fen4
Taiwan erh yüeh fen
Chinese February

二月尽

see styles
Japanese nigatsujin / にがつじん Japanese last day of February; last day of the second lunar month

摩伽陀

see styles
Mandarin mó jiā tuó / mo2 jia1 tuo2
Taiwan mo chia t`o / mo chia to
Japanese Magada
Magadha, cf. 摩竭陀 also used for Māgha, the month January-February.

曾繁仁

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Mandarin zēng fán rén / zeng1 fan2 ren2
Taiwan tseng fan jen
Chinese President of Shandong University from February 1998 until July 2000

牧神節

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Mandarin mù shén jié / mu4 shen2 jie2
Taiwan mu shen chieh
Chinese Lupercalia, Roman festival to Pan on 15th February

紀元節

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Japanese kigensetsu / きげんせつ Japanese (See 建国記念の日) Empire Day (February 11th; national holiday held from 1872 to 1948)

聖燭節

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Mandarin shèng zhú jié / sheng4 zhu2 jie2
Taiwan sheng chu chieh
Chinese Candlemas (Christian Festival on 2nd February)

花朝節

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Mandarin huā zhāo jié / hua1 zhao1 jie2
Taiwan hua chao chieh
Chinese Birthday of the Flowers, spring festival on lunar 12th or 15th February

三月革命

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Japanese sangatsukakumei / sangatsukakume / さんがつかくめい Japanese (1) March Revolution (Austria and Germany, 1848); (2) (See 二月革命) February Revolution (Russia, 1917)

二月革命

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Japanese nigatsukakumei / nigatsukakume / にがつかくめい Japanese (1) February Revolution (France, 1848); (2) February Revolution (Russia, 1917)

大阪会議

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Japanese oosakakaigi / おおさかかいぎ Japanese Osaka Conference; meeting held by the leaders of the Meiji Restoration in Osaka to discuss the formation of a representative assembly (January-February, 1875)

花朝月夕

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Mandarin huā zhāo yuè xī / hua1 zhao1 yue4 xi1
Taiwan hua chao yüeh hsi
Chinese a beautiful day; cf Birthday of the Flowers on lunar 15th February and Mid-autumn Festival on lunar 15th August

頗勒具那

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Mandarin pō lēi jù nà / po1 lei1 ju4 na4
Taiwan p`o lei chü na / po lei chü na
(or 頗勒窶拏) Phālguna, the twelfth month in India (February-March).

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

陝西大地震

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Mandarin shǎn xī dà dì zhèn / shan3 xi1 da4 di4 zhen4
Taiwan shan hsi ta ti chen
Chinese the great Shaanxi earthquake of 2nd February 1556 that killed 830,000 people

いざなみ景気

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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

さくらめーる

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Japanese sakurameeru / さくらめーる Japanese congratulatory postcards with a spring pattern sold every year in February

さくらメール

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Japanese sakurameeru / さくらメール Japanese congratulatory postcards with a spring pattern sold every year in February

Search for February in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary


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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
February二月futatsuki / nigatsuèr yuè / er4 yue4 / er yue / eryueerh yüeh / erhyüeh
Happy New Year新年快樂
新年快乐
xīn nián kuài lè
xin1 nian2 kuai4 le4
xin nian kuai le
xinniankuaile
hsin nien k`uai le
hsinnienkuaile
hsin nien kuai le
Moontsukiyuè / yue4 / yueyüeh
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.



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