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Now Out: Essay 1423 on 錠 (Lock) and 5 New-Monics

The 225th essay has posted! Essay 1423 on 錠 (lock; pill) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

This kanji takes us into the worlds of both locks and pills. See a combination lock with hanzi instead of numbers, find out what "shrimp lock" and "tail lock" represent, and learn how the Japanese historically secured their homes. Also discover how pills can wear "clothing," read about a candy made to resemble medicine, and see why one pharmacist's book is revolutionary.

Using the accompanying Phrase Maze 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!):

昭 (315: abbrev. of "Showa")
全 (330: all)
照 (510: to illuminate)
栓 (1493: cork)
詮 (2047: investigation)


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