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dish, plate; a helping; "dish" radical
Kanji 1307

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 words for everything from segmented condiment dishes to ice cube trays. Find out how to count empty and full plates differently and to ask servers for share plates. See how corporations and nursery schools can be saucers, hear about ghostly torment associated with dishes, and learn where we keep dishes in the body. Also discover the role 皿 plays in 18 Joyo kanji.

Revision History:

Jan. 28, 2017: 

p. 6: Removed a broken link.
p. 7: Fixed a mistake in the discussion of めいめい.

June 12, 2015: Originally published.

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Cover of essay 1307 on 皿, titled "Dishing Up a Feast"
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