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Now Out: Essay 1174 on 暁 (dawn), a Revised Essay, and 5 New-Monics

The 300th essay has posted!!!! It takes 2.5 or 3 years for me to arrive at such round numbers, so it's time to celebrate!

And as something desirable has come true, it's quite appropriate that the new essay is about a kanji that means just that! Here's a preview of essay 1174 on 暁 (dawn; when something (usu. desirable) comes true):

Although あかつき sounds like “red moon,” it doesn’t mean that. Learn the etymology of this yomi. Find out how dawn connects to success and enlightenment and how to say such things as “When completed, this building will be the world’s tallest.” Learn the Japanese for “It’s always darkest before the dawn.” Read about a fascinating artist and an architect with 暁 in their names.

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

Also, a revision of essay 2063 on 旦 (dawn, daybreak, morning; first day) has posted. For details, check the link. If you have bought this essay before or if you have a subscription, you can download a new version for free.

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

翁 (1037: elderly man)
暁 (1174: dawn)
宰 (1288: to be in charge)
緻 (2065: elaborate)
酎 (2066: shochu)

Notice how there's a mnemonic to accompany the newest essay! Ulrike is now focusing her mnemonics efforts on kanji for which I've written essays.


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