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Word and Radical Components of 八月

The Chinese word 八月 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.


Component Pinyin Meanings
八月 Bāyuè 1. n. August
2. n. eighth month of the Chinese calendar

八月 ⇨ 八 + 月
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. an accounting version of the numeral eight that is otherwise written astr=-
2. usage. Minor strokes in the shape of ハ/八, as in the top of 劵, can be referred to 八. These are very frequently simplified to 丷. Contrast 劵/券, and different forms of (lang, ja, 鬲)/lang, und, sc=Hans, 鬲.
3. (zh-alt-form, 朳, toothless rake)
4. eight
5. (zh-alt-form, 扒, to break open, split open)
6. many, numerous
7. to know; to recognise; to be familiar with
8. (printing) pearl; The smallest size of usual type, standardized as 5 point.
     捌字 - to know how to read, tr=báik-cê, MD
9.    to gossip (about); to stick one's nose in
10. to know (somebody)
11.    (Cantonese) nosey; meddling
     伓捌 - to not know (someone), tr=n̂g-báik, MD
12.   八婆 - nosey parker; meddling woman
13. already; previously
14. (zh-obsolete) to divide; to differentiate
     捌曾 - a term denoting past tense, tr=báik-cèng, MD
     bat %kòe - to have done something already, MN
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

八 ⇨ 丿 + 乁
Component Pinyin Meanings
丿 piě 1. slash
2. left-falling stroke, usually read as撇
1. variant form of the KangXi radical 丿
2. (archaic form) to move

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.