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fertile; iodine
Kanji 2127

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Synopsis

Learn to talk about fertile land, as well as a “fertile field” of thought. Learn to say, “Rich soil yields abundant crops” and “Where there used to be a fertile plain, there is nothing but a wasteland now.” Also find out about iodine—the terms for it, the human need for it, and the special Japanese relationship to this trace mineral. Finally, discover a psychoactive plant once used in magic brews!

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Cover of essay 2127 on 沃 (fertile; iodine), titled "Fruitful Fields"
Mini Profile
JOYO ON-YOMI
ヨク
JOYO KUN-YOMI
None
STROKES7
RADICAL氵 (85: water)
JLPT-
HALPERN-/240
HENSHALL-/2061
SPAHN3a4.10