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全部の月は忙しいですか?

What that is supposed to say is: Will you be busy all month?

But I feel that using 全部 in this way might mean all of the months in the year.

So first, when talking about the entirely of a time period can 全部 be used in the way I've shown?

Also, if I wanted to say: Will you be busy for the rest of the month? How would word that?

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Using [全部]{ぜんぶ} in your context might make sense, but it is not idiomatic.

If you want to ask someone if he will be busy for a month, you could use

[一ヶ月]{いっカげつ}の[間]{あいだ}ずっと[忙]{いそが}しいですか? (Literally) For one month continuously busy?

ずっと is an adverb that you can use which means:

continuously in some state, all along, the whole time, etc.

If you want to ask someone if he will be busy for a specific month, for example May, you can use,

[5月]{ごがつ}[中]{ちゅう}ずっと[忙]{いそが}しいですか? (Literally) During May continuously busy?

As @Flaw suggested, you can use 月末まで to mean the rest of the month as in:

[月末]{げつまつ}までずっと[忙]{いそが}しいですか?(Literally) Until the end of this month continuously busy?

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    Good answer, but I would like to point out that [一ヶ月]{いっかげつ}[間]{あいだ} should be either [一ヶ月]{いっかげつ}[間]{かん} or [一ヶ月]{いっかげつ}の[間]{あいだ}, and [5月]{ごがつ}[中]{ちゅう}にずっと should be [5月]{ごがつ}[中]{ちゅう}ずっと or [5月]{ごがつ}[中]{ちゅう}はずっと. Commented Dec 3, 2016 at 16:34
  • @FailyFeely Great points! I edited my answer. Thanks.
    – Rathony
    Commented Dec 3, 2016 at 16:36
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I don't think you can.

I think you'd have to use something like:

  • 一月[中]{ちゅう} - all January

For "rest of the month" I think you can use:

  • 月末まで
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I would say "今月はずっと忙しいですか?" .

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