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Essay 1999 on 隙 (opening) Is Coming Next

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

August 7: Essay 1999 on 隙 (opening; unguarded moment)

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Now Out: July Newsletter: Joy in a Spiritless Time

The July newsletter "Joy in a Spiritless Time" is now out, presenting all the writing you might have missed in July: three essays, a Radical Note, and a blog post, as well as Ulrike's Mnemonics. On top of that, the newsletter includes a new contest, provides the answer to the last one, describes the newest Kanshudo game, announces a...

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July 2020 Newsletter Is Coming Next!

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

July 31: July newsletter!

August 7: Essay 1999 on 隙 (opening; unguarded moment)...

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Now Out: Essay 1462 on 随 (to follow) and 5 New-Monics

The 381st essay has posted! Essay 1462 on 随 (to follow; do as one pleases) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

This kanji can represent opposites—both obeying orders and doing as one pleases! Learn...
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Radical Note 48 on the "Katakana E" Radical 工 Is Now Out, Plus a Blog

Radical Note 48 on 工, the "katakana e" radical, has posted. This simple-looking radical pops up in such common kanji as 左 (22: left) and 差 (482: difference), as well as 工 (113: manufacturing) itself, but the 工 radical isn’t nearly as straightforward as it appears. Find out what...

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