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Now Out: Essay 1165 on 挟 (hold between), 1 Essay Revision, and 7 New-Monics

The 167th essay has posted! Essay 1165 on 挟 (to hold between; insert; be caught in) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Find out why several places are called Fusabami, what it means to "discuss something across a table," and what to call attacks from two sides. Learn how one powerful verb can refer to sandwiching something or to filling that sandwich. Discover ways to talk about fingers slammed in doors, houses facing each other, hearsay, interruptions, and meddling (or "sticking your beak in"!).  

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

I'm excited to have now completed essays on this series:

essay 1164 on 峡 (ravine, gorge; strait)

essay 1165 on 挟 (to hold between; insert; be caught in)

essay 1166 on 狭 (narrow, cramped, tight, constricted)

Not only do these kanji look alike but they also form an on-echo series (explained in the Glossary), all having the shared shape of 来 and the on-yomi of キョウ. Reading in-depth essays on each should make it much easier to keep them straight.

An essay revision has also posted:

essay 1989 on 巾 (cloth, towel; width; “cloth” radical)

You'll find details at the link. If you've bought this essay in the past or if you have a subscription, you can download the revision for free.

Finally, Ulrike has produced a new batch of new-monics (which are free!):

白 (65: white)
原 (107: field)
厳 (854: strict)
誤 (857: mistake)
泉 (915: spring)
敢 (1106: bold)
呉 (1237: Kingdom of Wu)


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