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Word and Radical Components of 五月

The Chinese word 五月 is analysed below into its constituent words and the words into radicals. By seeing the breakdown of the word in this way you can more easily learn and recognise the word.

五月 ⇨ 五 + 月
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. five
2. Wu (mainland China, Taiwan), Ng (Hong Kong)
3. (printing) The size of type between 小五 (little 5) and 小四 (little 4), standardized as 10½ point.
yuè 1. usage. Do not confuse (lang, mul, 月) with m, mul, ⺼, sc=Hani, a form of m, mul, 肉, , flesh, meat when used as the left-hand radical of a character. m, mul, ⺼, sc=Hani is used for parts of the body such as m
2. (literary) moon
3. moon-shaped objects
4. month
5. monthly

五 ⇨ 一 +
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. Shuōwén Jiězì radical №1
2. one
3. each; every
4. single; alone
5. whole; entire; all: throughout
6. same; identical
7. (With the verb modified reduplicated, expressing the transience of the verb.)
8.    (Indicating that the action has occurred only once.)
9.    (Indicating the intention to try.)
10. once; as soon as; upon

月 ⇨ 冂 + 二
Component Pinyin Meanings
jiōng 1. down box
2. outside the city, suburbs, wild
èr 1. two
2. second
3. Short for twenty, two hundred or two thousand after hundreds, thousands and ten thousands.
4. Short for twenty cents.
5. (Northeast Mandarin, neologism) stupid, dumb; silly, thick, lacking mental agility (often in a cute way)
6. usage. See 兩Usage notes.