Japanese Learning

Meaning and Examples of 月, げつ, getsu

Meaning:

げつ」means “month”.


Note:

It’s often used in the form of 「〜月」to count the months.
Please note that 「ヶ」 here is read as 「か」, not 「け」.

The reason why ke ヶ is read as ka is because it’s the abbreviated way of writing a kanji. This one: ka 箇. So originally, formally, you’d write 二箇月.
But nobody got time to write that much kanji, too many strokes, gotta go fast,
that’s why handwritten it would be abbreviated 二ヶ月 instead.

The ヶ of ヶ月, coming from 箇月, with an example diagram of the word nikagetsu 二ヶ月.

Example Sentences:

妊娠4ヶ月です。
I’m four months pregnant.

3ヶ月滞在します。
I’ll be staying here for three months.

2ヶ月間雨がない。
It hasn’t rained for two months.

1年には12ヶ月あります。
A year has twelve months.

3ヶ月で10キロ痩せたんだ。
I lost ten kilos in three months.

私は日本に来て2ヶ月になる。
I have been in Japan for two months.

13歳の時に3ヶ月入院してました。
I spent three months in the hospital when I was thirteen.

この数ヶ月、ずっと一人でいるんだ。
I’ve been on my own these past few months.

風邪が治るのに一ヶ月以上かかったんだ。
It took me more than a month to get over my cold.

1ヶ月で英語を習得することは不可能だ。
It’s impossible to learn English in a month.

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