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Now Out: Essay 1233 on 誇 (to Be Proud) and 5 New-Monics

The 247th essay has posted! Essay 1233 on 誇 (to be proud; brag; exaggerate) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Learn about the positive kind of pride that even dogs (and flowers!) can feel, and see what Japan is proud to show the world. Discover five ways of saying "to take pride in." Also learn to say "I’m proud of you" and "He proudly made an announcement." Read about terms for "ostentation" and "exaggeration," finding out how one of them relates to political propaganda. 

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

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

菊 (1141: chrysanthemum)
虚 (1156: void)
峡 (1164: ravine)
挟 (1165: to hold between)
琴 (1178: Japanese zither)

I'm proud (!) that I've completed essays about all five kanji! And I thought this was a sign of what a huge dent I've made in the Joyo set, but I later learned that Ulrike went out of her way to find kanji for which there are already essays!


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