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Now Out: Essay 1583 on 沖 (offshore) and 5 New-Monics

The 285th essay has posted! Essay 1583 on 沖 (offshore) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

This kanji brings us into fascinating realms, including an island so sacred that women are forbidden to enter, offshore earthquakes that cause tsunamis, and World War II battles that the Japanese still analyze for their lessons about failure. Above all, studying 沖 takes us to Okinawa, whose distinctive culture bears the influences of surrounding nations. As such, it is the birthplace of karate!

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!):

挨 (1496: to come very close)
桑 (1518: mulberry)
憎 (1532: to hate)
胆 (1564: gallbladder)
稚 (1576: immature)


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