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Essay 1409 on 詳 (detailed) Is Coming Next

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

January 30: Essay 1409 on 詳 (detailed; knowing well)

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Essay 2031 on 羞 (to be shy) Is Now Out

The 152nd essay has posted! Essay 2031 on 羞 (to be shy; feel ashamed) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Find out how to say, "A bashful look came over her face," "These slums are a...

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The Cryptogram Spirit

Let's start with sample sentences from various essays. For the moment, I won't supply clues, but that'll change as we progress:

家々の軒先には旗が掲げられていた。 

彼らは女王がおいでになるので旗を掲げた。

意味のない流行言葉を使わない。

この段階を踏まえ、抑圧という概念をさらに詳細に検証していくことになります。    

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Two Faces, Two Tongues, and Backed-Up Bashfulness

When I was writing the forthcoming essay 2031 on 羞 (to be shy; feel ashamed), I decided two things about the following sentence:

大切なのは教養に裏付けられた含羞ではないだろうか。
I think what's important is bashfulness backed up with education.

大切 (たいせつ: important); 教養 (きょうよう: education); 裏付ける (うらづける: to back, shown here in the past tense...

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On Deck

Essay 2031 on 羞 (shy) Is Coming Next

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

January 23: Essay 2031 on 羞 (to be shy; feel ashamed)

January 30: ...

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