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Now Out: Essay 2053 on 爽 (refreshing), 1 Radical Note, 1 Revision, and 5 New-Monics

The 321st essay has posted! Essay 2053 on 爽 (refreshing) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Learn to mention lactic acid bacteria in ads for alcohol as a way of making a drink sound refreshing! Of course, as many sample sentences and ads in this essay reflect, the Japanese also refer to sleep, cooling drinks, autumn weather, breezes, certain pills, shampoo, flowers, and (surprisingly) music as refreshing. Oh, and cigarettes, coffee, and (did I mention?) bacteria! 

Using the accompanying game on the Character Home Page, you can practice the vocabulary in the essay after reading it. 

Radical Note 89 on 爻, the "mixing" radical, has posted, too. This resource is free!

Also, a revision of this essay is now available:

essay 1373 on 旬 (10-day period; season (for specific products))

You'll find details at the link. If you've bought this essay before or if you have a subscription, you can download a new version for free.

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

漬 (1608: pickle)
卑 (1727: base)
碑 (1731: inscribed stone monument)
邦 (1792: country)
峰 (1799: peak)


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