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Now Out: Essay 1391 on 肖 (likeness) and 6 New-Monics

The 258th essay has posted! Essay 1391 on 肖 (likeness) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Learn to talk about painted portraits, as well as abstract ones (e.g., a portrait of age 17). Find out how the idea of being inferior to one’s parents spawned a word with many meanings, including a humble first-person pronoun. See how luck is considered contagious, and learn how a verb expressing  this can also mean “to follow someone’s example” and “to be named after.”

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

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

謁 (1022: meeting with a high-ranking person)
喝 (1086: to scold)
渇 (1087: drying up)
褐 (1089: brown)
葛 (1974: kudzu)
匂 (2089: scent)


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