Meaning

Primary

What Month

Alternative

Which Month

Word Type

noun

Explanation

You have what month - as in: what month is it? It's 10月, you fool. Get a job, hippy.

Reading

なんがつ
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji, but actually uses the kun'yomi reading here! And since has two on'yomi readings, here's a mnemonic to help you remember this reading:

What month gives you naan guts (なんがつ)? It's the month you eat so much naan that even your guts turn into naan! But which month was it again?

Context

Pattern of Use

  • 何月〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 何月何日
    What month and what day?
    何月まで
    until what month
    何月くらい
    around what month

Context Sentences

学こうは何月にはじまりますか。

What month do you start school?

それって何年何月何日何びょう、ちきゅうが何回回ったとき?

When did it happen? What year, what month, what day, what time, what second was it? How many times did Earth spin when it happened?

田中さんは何月生まれですか?

What month were you born in, Ms. Tanaka?

Kanji Composition