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Now Out: Essay 1354 on 舟 (small boat), 1 Revision, and 8 New-Monics

The 175th essay has posted! Essay 1354 on 舟 (small boat; "boat" radical) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Find out how to talk about small, hand-propelled boats, and learn about Japanese boats across the ages, from dugout canoes to washtub boats to small straw boats that play a key role during Bon. See why a book about a retiree unnerved Japan, and learn about a famous story in which a man delights in being arrested. Also learn a boat-related expression for traditional rivals.

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

An essay revision has also posted:

essay 1341 on 蛇 (snake, serpent; hard drinker)

You'll find details at the link.

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

力 (74: power)
方 (204: direction)
防 (791: to prevent)
務 (795: duty)
無 (796: without)
輸 (799: to transport)
余 (800: remaining)
干 (825: dry)


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