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Now Out: Essay 1679 on 粘 (Sticky), a Revision, a Radical Note, and 5 New-Monics

The 242nd essay has posted! Essay 1679 on 粘 (sticky; tenacious) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Knowing this kanji enables us to talk about sticky substances (from natto and rice to Post-It notes) and about a stick-to-it attitude in life, in sports, and in business. Learn to say, "You hung in there very well, but I won." Find out which term for "tenacious" is positive (i.e., persevering) and which is negative (i.e., persistent). Also learn terms related to clay, adhesion, viscosity, and more.

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

Also, a revision of essay 1973 on 瓦 (roof tile; gram; "tile" radical) has posted. You can find out about details at the link. If you've bought the essay before or if you have a subscription, you can download a new version for free.

More good news! Radical Note 119 on 米, the "rice" radical is now available! This resource is free!

Finally, Ulrike has produced a batch of new-monics (which are free!):

階 (242: floor)
比 (771: to compare)
皆 (1064: all)
楷 (1948: square character style)
諧 (1976: harmony)


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