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Now Out: Essay 2102 on 訃 (news of a death) and 5 New-Monics

The 273rd essay has posted! Essay 2102 on 訃 (news of a death) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Find out how to say “The news of his sudden death astounded me” and “I heard that my friend’s father had died.” Learn about a politician who died the very day he was elected, inspiring this photo caption: “Supporters suffer deeply at the news of the death of Noboru Tanigawa.” Also find out about the marketing potential inherent in death, at least as reflected on Amazon Japan.

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!):

栽 (1289: planting)
漆 (1334: lacquer)
匠 (1388: master)
晶 (1403: crystal)
朕 (1603: imperial pronoun)


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