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sinking; immersion; disappearing; dying; lack
Kanji 1823

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Synopsis

As the abundant sample sentences show, 没 enables you to talk about passing out drunk, dropping a phone in the toilet, having things confiscated or rejected, lacking a personality, and going down with a sinking ship. Nevertheless, 没 strikes me as a happy kanji! It's strongly associated with sunsets, and it appears in words for "immersion" (e.g., losing oneself in blissful pursuits). 

Revision history:

June 22, 2013: p. 6 sidebar: Changed the yomi of 実に from まことに to じつに. Although まことに is correct, it's a non-Joyo yomi, so じつに is better.

May 31, 2013: Originally published.

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