They say a little knowlege is a dangerous thing, and after several near-death experiences, I've begun to agree. Not to worry; I didn't come anywhere close to dying. However, I saw some kanji that put me on edge.
In the first instance, I went to a file-sharing site to download a large recording that a Japanese friend had sent me. The following message popped up on the screen:...
Essay 1823 on 没 (sinking; immersion; to die; disappearing; lack) Is Coming Next
Here's what you can expect in coming weeks on Joy o' Kanji:
Essay 1823 on 没 (sinking;...
Essay 1641 on 到 (to arrive; attain; reach; extreme; prevail) Is Now Up
Essay 1641 on 到 (to arrive; attain; reach; extreme; prevail) is now up and available for purchase. Here's a preview:
This kanji takes things to extremes. In sentences with 到, people attain goals,...
Head to Toe
Let's start with a quiz. What do you think the following term could mean?
頭を刈る (あたまをかる) head + to cut
a. to cut off someone's head
b. to cut the head off a fish
c. to cut one's hair
d. to excel; be a cut above the rest; stand heads and tails above...