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Now Out: Essay 1229 on 孤 (solitary) and 5 New-Monics

The 364th essay has posted! Essay 1229 on 孤 (solitary) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

The 孤 kanji runs the gamut from lonely isolation to enjoyable solitude. This character pops up in terms for orphans, solitary islands, villages cut off by floods, someone fighting alone for a lost cause, and countries that are isolated economically and politically. Learn to say, "She led a solitary life," "To tell the truth, I felt lonely," and "We shouldn’t confuse solitude with isolation."

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

郭 (1076: district)
駒 (2010: horse)
戚 (2043: relatives)
諦 (2073: giving up)
餅 (2105: rice cake)


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