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Now Out: Essay 1237 on 呉 (to Give), a Radical Note, 2 Games, and 5 New-Monics

The 193rd essay has posted! Essay 1237 on 呉 (to give; (Kingdom of) Wu) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

This kanji has no popular meaning! Nevertheless, 呉 pops up in a word about rivalry, the name of a famous theater, the name of a significant city, terms for stores selling kimono fabric, and more. Learn about 呉音, a word on page 1 of every essay. See how the ancient Chinese Kingdom of Wu still influences modern Japan. And find out just how 呉 became connected with くれる (to give).

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

Radical Note 30 on 口, the "mouth" radical, is now up and is free, just as Radical Notes always are!

Two games for older essays have become available:

essay 1752 on 浮 (floating; rising to the surface)

essay 1761 on 舞 (dance)

If you have bought these essays or if you have a subscription, you'll have access to these games.

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

頭 (186: head)
短 (342: short)
喜 (450: happy)
飯 (565: cooked rice)
豆 (1640: bean)


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