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尿
urine
Kanji 1675

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Synopsis

Find out why a novel and a memoir contain 尿 in their titles. Discover how Edo-era people repurposed excrement for a profit. Learn to say that you want to urinate, and find out how to discuss problems such as frequent urination. Also see why the Japanese are extra-aware of uric acid levels and albumin and why the Japanese word for "albumin" contains characters for "egg white." 

Revision history:

Jan. 24, 2020: 

  • p. 2: Etymology Box: Replaced the old Henshall etymology with the new one.
  • p. 21: Added a link to the Kanshudo games.

Jan. 29, 2016: Originally published.

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Cover of essay 1675 on 尿, titled "Liquid Gold"
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