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drop (of liquid), dripping
Kanji 1626

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Synopsis

With 滴 you can talk about dewdrops and eyedrops, fogged and rain-spattered windows, rain dripping off roofs, sweaty foreheads, IV drips, waterproof items, dripping-wet towels, meadows overflowing with freshness, drops of ink, and teardrop-shaped jewelry. Learn to say, "I felt a drop of rain." Also discover how three drops of water mysteriously fall from a shrine roof every day.

Revision history:

Jan. 6, 2020:

  • p. 2: Etymology Box: Replaced the old Henshall etymology with the new one.
  • p. 14: Added a link to the Kanshudo games.

Apr. 3, 2015: Originally published.

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Kanji PDF
Cover of essay 1626 on 滴 (drop), titled "Trickling Down, Drop by Drop"
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