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Now Out: Essay 1813 on 剖 (to dissect) and 5 New-Monics

The 279th essay has posted! Essay 1813 on 剖 (to dissect) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

This kanji has to do with dissections, autopsies, and the even gorier practice of vivisection (which the Japanese Army has performed in shocking ways). But 剖 also pops up in tame words, such as the one for “anatomy.” And more abstractly, because 剖 represents a drive to pick things apart until one has answers, people use it in reference to analyzing things such as films and books.

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!):

式 (295: style)
拾 (305: picking up)
験 (475: trying)
試 (499: trying)
拭 (2034: to wipe clean)


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