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Japanese Vocabulary: How To Say The Months In Japanese

The name of each month of the year is quite similar to months in Chinese language but the name of the months in Japanese language have a history about where they come. The next vocabulary list is going to help you to learn about months, which is very useful when one wants to give a date. Every month of the year is in kanji, hiragana or katakana and romaji.

Months in Japanese

Month - () - () - (Gatsu)

**English****Kanji****Hiragana/ Katakana****Romaji**
January一月いちがつ*Ichigatsu*
February二月にがつ*Nigatsu*
March三月さんがつ*Sangatsu*
April四月しがつ*Shigatsu*
May五月ごがつ*Gogatsu*
June六月ろくがつ*Rokugatsu*
July七月しちがつ*Shichigatsu*
August八月はちがつ*Hachigatsu*
September九月くがつ*Kugatsu*
October十月じゅうがつ*Jūgatsu*
November十一月じゅういちがつ*Jūichigatsu*
December十二月じゅうにがつ*Jūnigatsu*

Examples:

  • She is going to go to Japanese in June.

  • .

  • Kanojo wa rokugatsu ni Nippon ni iku tsumoridesu.

  • Bill was born in May.

  • ****.

  • Hōan wa, gogatsu ni umareta.

  • The main holiday in the USA is in July.

  • .

  • Beikoku de no omona shukujitsu wa shichigatsu ni wa.

  • Jenny's birthday is not in December.

  • Jenī no tanjō-bi wa jūnigatsu ni wa.

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