On Deck

May Newsletter Is Coming Next!

Here's what you can expect next on Joy o' Kanji:

May 31: May newsletter!

June 5: Essay 2127 on ...

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What's New

Now Out: Essay 1856 on 黙 (silent) and 5 New-Monics

The 374th essay has posted! Essay 1856 on 黙 (silent) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Silence plays a special role in Japanese, where one must often intuit what isn’t said, but that’s just one...
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JOK Notebook

Between the Lines

If you saw the following term, what would you think it meant:

指針 (ししん)     finger, toe; to point to; nominate; instruct + needle

In the breakdown I've temporarily listed all the major meanings of 指, though obviously they don't all apply here. Choose the relevant definitions of the compound...

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On Deck

Essay 1856 on 黙 (silent) Is Coming Next

Here's what you can expect next on Joy o' Kanji:

May 29: Essay 1856 on (silent)

May 31: ...

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What's New

Now Out: Radical Note 14 on the "Katakana Wa" Radical and 5 New-Monics

Radical Note 14 on 冖, the "katakana wa" radical, has posted. This resource is free!

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

触 (1428: to...

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