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月 means 'month; moon'

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Strokes : 4    Radical number: 74    Frequency: 49   JLPT: N5    Ring: 2    Set: 2    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 2    Beginner lesson: 8   Begins 157 words   Used in 474 words   Used in 1937 names   Component in 126 kanji (63 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ガツ   ゲツ
Kun
   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 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
5
1
TEST
ゲツ (read as げっ) : 69 words FIND ALL
noun, noun or verb acting prenominally
month-long period; (during) month
4
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ガツ : 50 words FIND ALL
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi)
August
(click the word to view an additional 3 forms)
2
TEST
ガツ (read as がっ) : 11 words FIND ALL
noun
birth date; date of birth; DOB
2
4
TEST
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 2 forms)
5
1
TEST
つき (read as づき) : 64 words FIND ALL
noun
new moon; crescent moon
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading)
2
5
TEST
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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