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Japan augusuto
August Vertical Wall Scroll

アウグスト is the name August written in Katakana (phonetic Japanese).

Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana , it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.


Eighth Month
China bā yuè
Japan hachigatsu / yatsuki
August Vertical Wall Scroll

八月 is the month of August in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

八月 literally mean "eighth month" or "eighth moon."

In Japanese, this can also be the female given name, Yatsuki, in much the same way August can be a female given name in English.


China ào gǔ sī té
August Vertical Wall Scroll

奧古斯特 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name August. This sounds like "August" but has nothing to do with the month of August in Chinese.

The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
August八月hachigatsu / yatsukibā yuè / ba1 yue4 / ba yue / bayuepa yüeh / payüeh
ào gǔ sī té
ao4 gu3 si1 te2
ao gu si te
ao ku ssu t`e
ao ku ssu te
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.