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digit; beam
Kanji 2000

Thank you for visiting this Character Home Page. Below you'll find a synopsis of the essay. If you wish to read the full text, the PDF of the essay is available for purchase to the right.

Synopsis

Learn to talk about single-digit temperatures and being "off by an order of magnitude." Discover creative interpretations of "beam," including one in your face; see what distinguishes those born in Showa 1–9; and learn to read warnings on low overpasses before crashing into one! Find out how the abacus, wells, sailboats, and kimono patterns all relate to our kanji!

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Kanji PDF
Cover of essay 2000 on 桁, titled "As Orderly as an Abacus"
Mini Profile
JOYO ON-YOMI
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JOYO KUN-YOMI
けた
STROKES10
RADICAL木 (75: tree)
JLPTN1
HALPERN-/839
HENSHALL-
SPAHN4a6.8