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Now Out: Essay 1707 on 伐 (to Cut Down), 2 Revisions, and 5 New-Monics

The 235th essay has posted! Essay 1707 on 伐 (to cut down; attack) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

See how trees can be difficult! Find out why marketers emphasize that products have been made from wood felled in thinning the forest, and discover the thinking behind thinning forests at all. Then explore figurative uses of 伐 in terms about savage behavior, punitive expeditions to subjugate rebels, and the conquest of other countries. Also learn about a Japanese Robin Hood!

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

Also, revisions of these two essays have posted:

essay 1784 on 捕 (to catch; grasp; seize; capture; arrest)

essay 2018 on 柵 (fence with spaced slats)

Details are at the links. If you've bought these essays before or if you have a subscription, you can download revisions for free.

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

交 (115: association)
父 (197: father)
効 (671: effect)
郊 (1254: suburbs)
釜 (1950: iron pot)


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