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lonely; desolate; quiet
Kanji 1345

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Synopsis

Find out how to say everything from “I miss you a lot” and “The land became terribly desolate” to “A scream broke the silence,” “The patina creates a nice ambiance,” and “This temple garden has an elegant simplicity that is indescribable.” See why author Ryu Murakami said that Japan has become lonelier than ever, and learn what Japanese people think about wabi-sabi.

Note: This kanji plays an important role in a Thematic Explorations essay called "The Relationship Between 'M' and 'B.'"

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Cover of essay 1345 on 寂 (lonely), titled "Only the Lonely"
Mini Profile
JOYO ON-YOMI
ジャク, セキ
JOYO KUN-YOMI
さび, さび-しい, さび-れる
STROKES11
RADICAL宀 (40: katakana u)
JLPTN1
HALPERN1472/1982
HENSHALL1345
SPAHN3m8.2