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Now Out: Essay 1426 on 殖 (to multiply), 3 Radical Notes, and 2 Revisions

The 455th essay has posted. Essay 1426 on 殖 (to multiply) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Learn to talk about breeding everything from dogs to mushrooms and jewel beetles (which have figured into Japanese art!). Read about aquaculture, pearl cultivation, and the medaka (a fish). Find out how to say, “The reproduction instinct is deeply rooted in human nature,” “Low temperatures prevent bacteria from proliferating,” and “He devoted half of his life to developing Hokkaido.” 

Also, I've posted three Radical Notes:

  • Radical Note 88 on 父, the “father" radical: Discover how simple fatherhood can be when it comes to 父 (197: father), and see how 父 looks with its tips curled like a Hercule Poirot mustache.
  • Radical Note 91 on 片, the “split wood (right half)" radical: Find out why the radical on duty in 片 (969: piece) and 版 (770: publishing) bears such an unwieldy name. (Hint: It contrasts with radical 90.)
  • Radical Note 100 on 生, the “birth” radical: Learn the facts of life by examining the radical in 生 (42: life) and 産 (491: to give birth).

These resources are free.

Finally, revisions of these essays have become available:

If you have bought these essays before or if you have a subscription, you can download the new versions for free.


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