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Essay 1970 on 俺 (I, me (for men)) Is Now Out

The 137th essay has posted! Essay 1970 on 俺 (I, me (for men)) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Some sources call 俺 rough, arrogant, vulgar, and disagreeable. Others say it is informal and intimate. It conveys manliness, which could imply control over emotions, but it is also the pronoun men use when they lose their cool. All these contradictory statements are true! The mere idea of adding 俺 to the Joyo list provoked a bitter battle. Find out how and why men use this charged word.

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

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In addition, there are some new mnemonics (new-monics!):

心 (147: heart)
予 (403: beforehand)
不 (572: negative)
布 (778: cloth)
預 (801: to deposit)
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恐 (1167: fear)
遇 (1185: by chance)
怖 (1749: fear)
凡 (1827: mediocre)


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