Nov. 2014 Newsletter Now Out: Great Gift Ideas!
Happy Thanksgiving! The November newsletter is now out, including great gift ideas from Kanji Kaimono, as well as a new contest, results of the last contest, lists of new and revised essays, mnemonics and games added to the site, and JOK Notebook posts.
Losing One's Bearings with a Folic Acid Trip
Let's start with a quiz. See if you can match the compounds with the definitions:
|1. 動画 (どうが) moving + picture||a. beginner, newbie|
|2. 新米 (しんまい) new + rice...|
Essay 1198 on 掲 (to display) Is Coming Next
Here's what you can expect in coming weeks on Joy o' Kanji:
November 26: November newsletter
December 5: ...
Essay 1589 on 挑 (to challenge) Is Now Out
The 146th essay has posted! Essay 1589 on 挑 (to challenge; provoke; defy; make love to) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:
This kanji has three sides to its personality. One part is...
Even Monkeys Fall from Trees
One of my pet peeves is when people say, "Japanese is easy to learn!" I've heard this several times, once from a native Japanese speaker (a teacher, no less) who kept saying that knowing when to use は versus が is a breeze. If you remember just one rule, it should cover all decisions. I then told her that the grammar book I was reading listed something like 14 rules....