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Now Out: Essay 1226 on 幻 (phantom), 2 Revisions, and 5 New-Monics

The 320th essay has posted! Essay 1226 on 幻 (phantom; illusion; fantasy) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

This kanji enables us to talk about what isn’t really there: illusory countries on old maps, phantom limbs, an alcoholic’s hallucinations, sorcery, and mythical creatures. Learn about phantom rice and phantom railroad lines, and see what “pursuing phantoms” really means. Find out about magic mushrooms in Japan, as well as mushroom statues created long ago and very far from Japan.

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

Also, revisions of these essays have posted:

essay 1844 on 夢 (dream; vision)

essay 1848 on 滅 (to destroy, annihilate; cease to exist; ruin)

You'll find details at the links. If you've bought these essays before or if you have a subscription, you can download new versions for free.

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

升 (1386: sho (1.8 liters))
昇 (1393: to ascend)
嵐 (1593: storm)
滅 (1848: to destroy)
茂 (1850: to grow thickly)


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