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cliff, precipice
Kanji 1977

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Synopsis

Do you know what it means figuratively when the Japanese refer to being on a cliff's edge? Can you say that a car went off a cliff or that a cliff is vertical? Can you refer to a landslide with a compound containing 崖? Do you know where to find giant Buddhas carved from rock faces? Do you know which cliffs are famous in Japan and why? If you read the essay, you'll soon know all this!

Revision history:

Oct. 30, 2015: Fixed two typos on p. 4.

May 22, 2015: An equals sign had found its way onto p. 5. It's now gone.

Oct. 3, 2014: Originally published.

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