Alicia Marie
different between か and が I am trying to learn the months in Japanese. The word for month is gatsu 月 (かつ), but when I check, か is pronounced ka, not ga and I'm a little confused. Am I understanding something wrong?
Feb 22, 2017 6:31 PM
Answers · 2
I think that your source must have transcribed the reading wrong. The readings for 月 are: つき (tsuki) when standalone speaking about the moon がつ (gatsu) when in reference to the months (January, etc.) げつ (getsu) when counting months as a time frame 二ヶ月 (nika/getsu, two months). I hope that helps!
February 22, 2017
Every month 1 to 12 you have to say "gatsu". ichi-gatsu ni-gatsu san-gatsu : : : There is actually no "katsu" reading for 月. There are "getsu" or "gatsu" besides "tsuki" for example  夕月 (yuu getsu)  年月 (nen getsu) -> time  正月 (shou gatsu) -> new year  一ヶ月 (ikka getsu) -> one month = for all numbers But if you learn "Japanese" month of the year, it will be more difficult, junior high school students would learn it at school. Mutsuki = Jan Kisaragi = Feb Yayoi = Mar Uzuki = Apr Satsuki = May : : I wish that you did not mention it.
February 22, 2017
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