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About Time

You likely know the word 歴史 (れきし: history). And perhaps you know 刻む (きざむ), which can mean "to carve" or "to engrave," among other things. What, then, do you think this phrase could represent:

歴史を刻む (れきしをきざむ)    

Choose the best option:

a. to spend time meaningfully, engraving memories on...

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August 31: August newsletter

September 2: essay 1423...

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Now Out: Essay 1461 on 曖 (Unclear)

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This essay teaches you how to complain about vague comments, ambiguous replies, obscure explanations...

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Essay 1461 on 曖 (Unclear) Is Coming Next

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

August 26: essay 1461 on 曖 (unclear)

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Now Out: Essay 2018 on 柵 (Fence with Spaced Slats)

The 223rd essay has posted! Essay 2018 on 柵 (fence with spaced slats) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

From bamboo fences to iron railings, from electric fences to doors on subway...

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