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Now Out: Essay 1415 on 丈 (Strong), the 200th Essay!

Uncork the champagne! The 200th essay has posted! Essay 1415 on 丈 (strong; measure (of length or height); only) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

The simple-looking 丈 is a "coatrack" on which scads of meanings hang. Our kanji lies at the heart of 大丈夫 (okay), in terms conveying strength, and in several adverbs. Moreover, 丈 plays a key role in measurements of height (e.g., of people) and length (especially of clothes). Thanks to the last meaning, 丈 is in the name of an island famous for silks, drumming, and unreal beauty. 

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

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