Meaning

Primary

October

Word Type

noun

Explanation

The kanji for "moon" and "month" are the same, probably because a moon cycle takes approximately a month to occur. So, what is the tenth moon cycle of the year? That would be the awesome month October!

Reading

じゅうがつ
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. Since has two on'yomi readings, here's a mnemonic to help you remember which one to use:

October gives you jewel guts (じゅうがつ). In October, your guts magically produce jewels, which you collect to make some pretty awesome Halloween costumes.

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 十月の〜
  • 十月〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 十月のおわり
    end of October
    十月のはじめ
    beginning of October
    十月のなかば
    mid-October
  • 十月九日
    October 9
    十月五日
    October 5
    十月十日
    October 10

Context Sentences

さらいねんの十月で、六十さいになります。

Two years from now I will turn sixty in October.

十月にはだんだんすずしくなってくるでしょう。

It should gradually be getting cooler in October.

かれがおかしいのは、十月なのにすいえいにさそったわたしのせきにんだ。

It’s my fault that he’s acting strange; I asked him to go swimming even though it is October.

Kanji Composition