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Now Out: Essay 1475 on 逝 (to die) and 5 New-Monics

The 294th essay has posted! Essay 1475 on 逝 (to die; go) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Japanese perceptions of death emerge in this essay. The kanji in certain terms imply that a dying person is going far away or will be gone forever. Somehow “early + life” means “early death.” People refer so casually to the “world of the dead” that that phrase ends up in ordinary sentences like “I can’t believe it’s been six years since my dad died.” And one book urges the elderly to die at home alone. 

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!):

畑 (369: field)
災 (680: disaster)
酌 (1343: to serve or drink alcohol)
陶 (1650: pottery)
堀 (1824: moat)


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