Coloring Whales and Crowning Monkeys
This week I tried to figure out why English speakers refer to a blue whale whereas the Japanese include 白 (white) in their word for the same animal.
I found that one Wikipedia article in English describes the whale as being blue-grey on its back and lighter underneath. In turn,...
Now Out: Essay 1824 on 堀 (Moat), 2 Revisions, and 5 New-Monics
The 197th essay has posted! Essay 1824 on 堀 (moat; canal) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:
Through this photo-rich essay (which includes gorgeous pictures of castle towers alongside moats...
Essay 1518 on 桑 (Mulberry) Is Coming Next
Here's what you can expect in coming weeks on Joy o' Kanji:
February 12: essay 1518 on 桑 (mulberry)
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Jan. 2016 Newsletter Now Out
The January newsletter is now out! Enter the new contest to win 2 essays! Also find out the results of the last contest. And see what the deal of the month is on Kanji Kaimono!
What do you think the following sentence might mean:
It really comes down to what the red keyword represents. Here are your choices:
a. About 1 percent of people have their fortunes told.
b. About 1 percent of people can tell fortunes.