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Now Out: Essay 1499 on 薦 (to recommend) and 8 New-Monics

The 160th essay has posted! Essay 1499 on 薦 (to recommend, advise; mat) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

People typically use this kanji to recommend things (e.g., restaurants, books, and hotels) or people (e.g., for positions). But 薦 also has connections to everything from saké barrels, straw mats, and wall coverings to Shinto rituals, flute-playing priests, and beggars, as well as the sacrum, wild rice, and azuki beans. This essay explores the relationships between these disparate themes!

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

There are also several new-monics (which are free!):

林 (75: grove)
西 (152: west)
業 (260: business)
歯 (290: tooth)
令 (603: order)
鬼 (1128: devil)
麻 (1829: hemp)
魔 (1832: demon)


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