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Now Out: Essay 1698 on 舶 (ship), the January 2020 Newsletter, 5 Revisions, and 5 New-Monics

The 360th essay has posted! Essay 1698 on 舶 (ship) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Understand which kanji to choose when communicating about ships versus smaller boats. Discover terms for goods imported by sea, and find out how the use of airplanes changed the use of those words. Also learn to say, “We imported books by sea” and “Not a few people think that any foreign-made articles are superior to those made in this country.”

Master the material in this essay by playing games from our partner Kanshudo.

The January newsletter “Bargaining with the Devil” has gone out to newsletter subscribers. Among other things it announces this exciting bit of news: you can now buy Joy o' Kanji essays on Kanshudo!

This week I posted five essay revisions:

essay 1727 on 卑 (base, lowly, vile, vulgar, mean)

essay 1836 on 抹 (to rub away, erase; to paint)

essay 1837 on 慢 (arrogant; proud; boastful; sluggish; lazy)

essay 1939 on 楼 (multistory building; tower)

essay 1942 on 惑 (bewildered; to lead astray)

You can read about the changes at the links. If you've bought these essays before or if you have a subscription, you can download new versions for free.

Finally, Ulrike created the following new-monics (which are free!):

監 (1111: to supervise)
鑑 (1117: model)
藻 (1531: algae)
濫 (1892: excessive)
藍 (2130: indigo)


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