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Kanji 2095

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Synopsis

Learn to talk about literal floods, saying things like "This river sometimes overflows after the snow melts" and "The river flooded a wide area." Also find out about figurative floods (e.g., a flood of colors or a flood of desires), learning how to say "Our everyday language is flooded with Western words." Discover when the Japanese use 氾濫 versus 洪水, another word for "flood." 

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Cover of essay 2095 on 氾, titled "High Waters and Figurative Floods"
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RADICAL氵 (85: water)
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