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Now Out: Essay 1037 on 翁 (elderly man) and 5 New-Monics

The 303rd essay has posted! Essay 1037 on 翁 (elderly man; honorific title for a great man) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Learn to say “old man” in insulting and respectful ways, as well as “the great Basho.” See why it’s not weird to name a baby 翁. Find out how a monk defeated a rock, how the rock still causes trouble, and how a hammer was named after the monk! Read about a Japanese man named after the Great Wall of China. And see why Westerners and the Japanese have opposite views of the albatross.

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

Also, Ulrike created the following new-monics (which are free!):

折 (522: to break)
叙 (1384: description)
逝 (1475: to die)
誓 (1478: vow)
哲 (1628: philosophy)


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