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Now Out: Essay 1827 on 凡 (mediocre), 6 New-Monics, and Origami Magazine

The 392nd essay has posted! Essay 1827 on 凡 (mediocre; general; approximately) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

This cute kanji has a wounding message: you’re not nearly good enough! The essay is about nobodies. Find out how to say, “I saw at a glance that he was an ordinary man,” “I’m not a genius, just a mediocre person,” and “The professor’s idea is far beyond ordinary people’s imagination.” Also learn to talk about stupid mistakes and see why 凡 has a connection to baseball!

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

復 (782: returning)
覆 (1765: cover)
庸 (1875: medium)
溶 (1878: to dissolve)
裸 (1886: naked)
履 (1896: footwear)

Finally, I mentioned in a past newsletter that the magazine Origami had featured a Joy o' Kanji essay in the debut issue of its relaunch. That issue is now online, and the beautiful presentation of all the content knocked me out! Check out page 26 to see how the editor has creatively reenvisioned essay 1608 on 漬 (pickle; to immerse, soak).


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