pickle; to immerse, soak
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Pickles as colorful as fall leaves are a key part of Japanese cuisine, from bar snacks to traditional meals. This essay presents an array of pickle types (including alcoholic ones!), pickle shop photos, and reasons for all this pickling. Literally and metaphorically, 漬 also means "immersion." Learn to say that you're up to your neck in work, drenched in sweat, or immersed in a language.
May 31, 2013: Made small changes to 2 sample sentences in the sidebar on p. 7.
Oct. 19, 2012: Originally published