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dairy product
Kanji 1891

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Synopsis

See why the kanji for “dairy product” contains the “saké” radical. While reading about dairy farming and dairy products, find out about “tree cakes,” “butter mochi,” and a snack that’s like sand. Discover the  Japanese for “dairy-free.” Find out about a cheese ingredient that’s also in adhesives and other industrial products. And learn about an acid in milk, body odor, and vomit!

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Kanji PDF
Cover of essay 1891 on 酪, titled "Cream of the Crop"
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JOYO ON-YOMI
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JOYO KUN-YOMI
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RADICAL酉 (164: saké)
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HENSHALL1891
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