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Now Out: Essay 1949 on 睦 (intimacy) and 5 New-Monics

The 259th essay has posted! Essay 1949 on 睦 (intimate, friendly, harmonious) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

This spiky character may not look the part, but it is the kanji of reconciliations, cease-fires, and peace treaties, as well as harmonious marriages and lovers’ talk. The Japanese use 睦 most when referring to friendships, particularly those that are deepening. Practice reading 睦 terms with a description of the TV show “Friends” and a summary of the British film “45 Years."

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!):

語 (112: language)
枯 (1231: to wither)
悟 (1239: to understand)
控 (1258: to hold back)
祉 (1316: happiness)


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