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Kanji 1958

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Synopsis

You likely know 単語 (たんご: vocabulary). One can think of 単語 as the equivalent of a single book in the library that 語彙 (ごい: vocabulary; lexicon) represents. The Japanese associate the size of a 語彙 with adulthood (whereas some in the U.S. correlate the size of something very different with manhood!). See how the Japanese use 語彙 and 語彙力 (“word power”) syntactically.

Revision history:

June 6, 2021: 

  • p. 2: Updated the Henshall etymology and changed the Sears image, as the original one disappeared from his page.
  • p. 9: Added a link to the Kanshudo games.

Sept. 15, 2017: Originally published.

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Cover of essay 1958 on 彙, titled "Collection of Words"
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