Now Out: Feb. 2015 Newsletter
The February 2015 newsletter is now out, including great photos of playful signs. Enter the new contest to win 2 essays! Also find out the results of the last contest. The newsletter enables you to catch up on all that you've missed this month: new and revised essays, new Radical Notes, new JOK Notebook...
Essay 2080 on 栃 (Japanese horse chestnut tree) Is Coming Next
Here's what you can expect in coming weeks on Joy o' Kanji:
February 28: February newsletter
March 6: Essay 2080 on 栃 (...
Now Out: Essay 1091 on 且 (as well as), New Radical Note, 1 Essay Revision, and 8 New-Monics
The 157th essay has posted! Essay 1091 on 且 (as well as, also, and, both ... and; while; moreover, besides, furthermore) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:
Do you know how to say in...
Cleaning House and Breaking Roots
Let's start with a quiz. Consider these terms:
片付ける (かたづける: to put in order, tidy up)
根っ子 (ねっこ: root; stump; stub)
Given these definitions, would you expect 片 (fragment, one of two, one side, settlement) or 根 (root) to have more positive meanings overall? I'll give you a moment to think about it, blocking the answer with a...