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Now Out: Essay 2124 on 湧 (to Well Up) and 7 New-Monics

The 178th essay has posted! Essay 2124 on 湧 (to well (up), spring forth, gush out; come out of nowhere; to form) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

With 湧, you can talk about hot springs and cool pools. You will discover a famous group of springs at the foot of Fuji and will see how marketers associate brands and products with words for "springs." You'll also encounter a wealth of figurative expressions about things that emerge (e.g., a flood of ideas) and that come out of nowhere, whether storm clouds or enemy soldiers. 

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 batch of new-monics (which are free!):

色 (145: color)
絶 (733: to break off)
素 (737: element)
増 (741: to increase)
断 (750: to cut off)
斤 (1176: loaf (of bread))
曽 (2052: previously)


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