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Kanji 1993

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Synopsis

Yakitori (grilled chicken skewers) is famous, but the Japanese also pierce other foods with rods, including a sweet and one fruit. Discover ways of using 串 figuratively. Learn about skewers shaped like rifles, hairpins, and pine needles. And learn to say, “He ate three yakitori skewers,” “To make shish kebab, they roast lamb skewers,” and “I now have an idea of what’s going on.”

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Kanji PDF
Cover of essay 1993 on 串, titled "Rods for Roasting"
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JOYO ON-YOMI
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JOYO KUN-YOMI
くし
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RADICAL丨 (2: rod)
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