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Kanji 1391

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Synopsis

Learn to talk about painted portraits, as well as abstract ones (e.g., a portrait of age 17). Find out how the idea of being inferior to one’s parents spawned a word with many meanings, including a humble first-person pronoun. See how luck is considered contagious, and learn how a verb expressing  this can also mean “to follow someone’s example” and “to be named after.”

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Cover of essay 1391 on 肖, titled "Chip off the Old Block"
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