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Grammar detail: the character ヶ

the character ヶ
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You will notice that when expressing a period of months 'one month', 'two months', etc a mini ケ comes before the kanji for month. Although this symbol is actually a small katakana 'ke', the reading when used in this context is 'ka'.
一ヶ月いっかげつ
二ヶ月にかげつ
三ヶ月さんかげつ
四ヶ月よんかげつ
五ヶ月ごかげつ
六ヶ月ろくかげつ
七ヶ月ななかげつ
八ヶ月はちかげつ
九ヶ月くかげつ
For example:
にほん
日本
よんかげつ
四ヶ月
すんでいました
I lived in Japan for four months.
カナダ
からもう
ななかげつ
七ヶ月
ちます

Seven months have already passed since I came to Canada.
この
しごと
仕事
やく
ごかげつ
五ヶ月
かかるでしょう
This job will probably take about five months.
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Kanji used in this grammar

イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ガツ   ゲツ   つき month; moon   
ニ   ふた    ふた two   
サン   み    みっ three   
シ   four   よ    よ    よっ    よん    
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ゴ   いつ-    いつ five   
ロク   むっ six   む    むい    む    
シチ   なな    なな    なの seven   
ハチ   や    や    よう eight   
ク   キュウ   ここの nine   
ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
ホン   book   もと origin   
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ライ   く to come   きた to be forthcoming   きた to induce   
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ケイ   キョウ   へ to elapse   
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シ   ジ   つかえる to attend to   
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ジ   ズ   こと thing; matter   
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