On Deck

Essay 1354 on 舟 (small boat) Is Coming Next

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

July 10: Essay 1354 on 舟 (small boat; "boat" radical)

July 17: Essay 1310 on 傘 (umbrella,...

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What's New

Now Out: Essay 1371 on 俊 (excellent), 7 New-Monics, and a Write-Up

The 174th essay has posted! Essay 1371 on 俊 (excellent; genius; talented person) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

This kanji mainly pops up in male names, such as those of several authors...

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What's New

June 2015 Newsletter Now Out

The June 2015 newsletter is now out, including a tattoo delicious enough to eat! You'll also learn about new writing by Jay Rubin, the translator of many Murakami books. The current contest is about how to locate someone who is lost. Enter to win two essays! Also find out the results of the last contest.

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JOK Notebook

Tigers, Rakugo, and Rubin: Oh, My!

In recent weeks I've encountered the following words. See if you can match the kanji to the definitions (and first try to do so without breakdowns, which I'll supply in a moment):

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1. 交渉 (こうしょう)  a. a sure thing
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On Deck

Essay 1371 on 俊 (excellent) Is Coming Next

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

June 30: June newsletter!

July 3: Essay 1371 on 俊 (excellent; genius; talented person)

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