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Now Out: Essay 1769 on 雰 (atmosphere) and 5 New-Monics

The 268th essay has posted! Essay 1769 on 雰 (atmosphere) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Did you know that some Japanese feel that polite language can spoil a mood? Learn two ways of referring to a ruined mood, depending on whether or not it's salvageable. Find out how to use 雰囲気 (atmosphere) when saying “You look very intelligent” and “I love the way you look.” Also learn to talk about uncomfortable situations, atmospheric bars, and photos that evoke nostalgia.

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!):

何 (80: what)
汽 (94: steam)
帰 (96: return)
強 (100: strong)
荷 (239: load)


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