What's New

Now Out: 5 New-Monics

Ulrike has produced the following new-monics (which are free!):

戦 (526: war)
単 (542: single)
紫 (1320: purple)
禅 (1502: Zen)
弾 (1570: projectile)

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JOK Notebook

Make No Mistake

Essay 1958 on 彙 (collection) is now out, and although I focused the essay on that kanji (of course!), I felt intrigued by several other words I encountered along the way.

For instance, check out this title, which showcases 語彙 (ごい: vocabulary; lexicon):

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What's New

Now Out: Essay 1958 on 彙 (collection), a Radical Note, and 5 New-Monics

The 270th essay has posted! Essay 1958 on 彙 (collection) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

You likely know 単語 (たんご: vocabulary). One can think of 単語 as the equivalent of a single book in...

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On Deck

Essay 1922 on 零 (zero) Is Coming Next, Then the Sept. Newsletter

Here's what you can expect in coming weeks on Joy o' Kanji:

September 29: essay 1922 on  (zero; to spill; small)

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JOK Notebook

Video by the Japanese Reality Show That Filmed Me

Last November, a crew from the Japanese reality show「ニッポンへ行きたい!」 (I Want to Go to Japan!) came to my house to film me about my passion for kanji. It was part of a competition; after a prolonged photo shoot with me, they flew to the East Coast and did the same with others. We all had to make a strong case about why we...

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