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Synopsis

Learn to joke around in Japanese and to say, “He was amused at my joke,” “I said so jokingly, but she got angry,” and “His joke eased the tension in the room.” Find out how to talk about excess verbiage, as with “This sentence is too wordy” and “I eliminated redundancies.” Discover terms for on-the-job uselessness and excess, as in “I’m swamped with unnecessary work.”

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Cover of essay 1416 on 冗, titled "In Jest and in Excess"
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JOYO ON-YOMI
ジョウ
JOYO KUN-YOMI
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STROKES4
RADICAL冖 (14: katakana wa)
JLPTN1
HALPERN1250/1716
HENSHALL1416/1516
SPAHN2i2.1