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Now Out: Essay 2000 on 桁 (digit) and 5 New-Monics

The 283rd essay has posted! Essay 2000 on 桁 (digit; beam) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Learn to talk about single-digit temperatures and being "off by an order of magnitude." Discover creative interpretations of "beam," including one in your face; see what distinguishes those born in Showa 1–9; and learn to read warnings on low overpasses before crashing into one! Find out how the abacus, wells, sailboats, and kimono patterns all relate to our kanji!

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!):

高 (119: high)
弱 (138: weak)
親 (149: parent)
稿 (1266: manuscript)
溺 (2074: to drown)


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