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Now Out: Essay 2103 on 阜 (hill) and 7 New-Monics

The 170th essay has posted! Essay 2103 on 阜 (hill, mound; "left hill" radical) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Find out why Gifu Prefecture is considered the center of Japan and has been crucial as a crossroads. Learn about Gifu products, from paper umbrellas and lanterns to swords, plus UNESCO heritage sites and a well-preserved town on the Nakasendo. Also read about cormorants that catch and regurgitate fish for the imperial family to eat, a practice that inspired a famous artist.

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

Also, Ulrike has produced a new batch of new-monics (which are free!):

軍 (466: army)
揮 (833: to wield)
吸 (837: to suck in)
胸 (840: chest)
劇 (848: drama)
及 (1148: to attain)
宛 (1342: address)


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