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Essay 1373 on 旬 (10-day period) and Dec. Newsletter Now Out

The 149th essay has posted! Essay 1373 on 旬 (10-day period; season (for specific products)) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

If you always think of a month as having 4 weeks, it'll blow your mind to conceive of it as having 3 parts. Learn how 旬 came to represent not only "10-day period" but also "season (for crab, strawberries, etc.)." See how restaurants use 旬 in coinages to convey that they're serving seasonal foods. Also learn about an innovative collaboration between a chef and a drug company!

Using the accompanying Phrase Maze game on the Character Home Page, you can practice the vocabulary in the essay after reading it. 

Two essay revisions have posted:

essay 1650 on 陶 (pottery; training; contented, entranced)
essay 1972 on 牙 (tusk, fang)

In addition, there are several new-monics:

各 (438: each)
違 (1006: difference)
影 (1017: shadow)
暇 (1050: spare time)
且 (1091: moreover)
宜 (1134: best regards)
響 (1171: echo)
仰 (1173: to face up)
緊 (1179: tense)

Finally, the December newsletter is out, presenting great gift ideas from Kanji Kaimono and a wrap-up of the year! Happy holidays!


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