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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: ...

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What's New

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...

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JOK Notebook

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....

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On Deck

Essay 1589 on 挑 (to challenge) Is Coming Next

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

November 21: Essay 1589 on 挑 (to challenge; provoke, defy; make love to)

November 26:...

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What's New

Essay 2107 on 蔑 (contempt) Is Now Out

The 145th essay has posted! Essay 2107 on 蔑 (contempt, disdain, scorning; despising; ignoring) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

After reading this essay, you'll know how to do all...

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