月 means 'month; moon'

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Strokes : 4    Radical number: 74    Frequency: 49   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Challenge set: 2    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 2    Beginner lesson: 8   Begins 157 words   Used in 479 words   Used in 1937 names   Component in 131 kanji (63 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   ガツ   ゲツ
   つき month; moon
Name    おと   がっ   す   ずき   もり
Note that radical 130, , also usually appears in kanji in exactly the same form. In Kanshudo, we use the character as a component when it represents , and 月 or when it represents moon.
You'll be over the moon once you understand the differences between two radicals ("moon" and "flesh") that tend to look exactly alike. This Radical Note features two gorgeous shibori works by Glennis Dolce, so be sure not to miss them!
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 月 is used 48 times, read 3 ways (with 3 variations).
Across all words in Japanese, 月 is used 430 times, read 3 ways (with 3 variations).
ゲツ : 141 words FIND ALL
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
this month
ゲツ (read as げっ) : 69 words FIND ALL
noun, noun or verb acting prenominally
month-long period; (during) month
ガツ : 50 words FIND ALL
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi)
(click the word to view an additional 3 forms)
ガツ (read as がっ) : 11 words FIND ALL
birth date; date of birth; DOB
つき : 95 words FIND ALL
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun
every month; each month; monthly
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading and 3 forms)
つき (read as づき) : 64 words FIND ALL
new moon; crescent moon
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading)
Henshall: 14 (originally: 16)  Joy o' Kanji : 16  Key to Kanji: 267 

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ガツ   ゲツ   つき month; moon   
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