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Now Out: Essay 2129 on 辣 (spicy), Two Radical Notes, and Two Revisions

The 444th essay has posted! Essay 2129 on 辣 (spicy; severe) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Find out how 辣 lights food on fire, especially in Chinese dishes. Learn about a spice that both wakes up the tongue and puts it to sleep. See how 辣 as “severe” appears in sentences that mean “His sharp words seemed to hurt her” and “He is a villain,” as well as the manga title “The Bitter Gourmet.” See why a book title about a Japanese army officer alludes to Dostoevsky. 

In addition, two Radical Notes are now available:

  • Radical Note 139 on 色, the "color" radical: See how the radical on duty in 色 (145: color) and 艶 (1966: glossy) represents something off-color!
  • Radical Note 180 on 音, the “sound" radical: Find out what the radical contributes to kanji such as 韻 (1015: rhyme) and 響 (1171: echo), and learn how to see the bigger picture when it comes to this radical.

Finally, two essay revisions have posted:

Click the links to see the changes. If you've bought these essays before or if you have a subscription, you can download new versions for free.

Ulrike will return soon with more great mnemonics.


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