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delight, pleasure, happiness, joy
Kanji 1020

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Synopsis

Learn to talk about delight and pleasure, sexual and otherwise. See how the Japanese refer to religious exultation, and peek into a monk's daily life. Find out how to say, "I'm so happy for you," "I am very pleased to hear the news," and "I am most humbly delighted" (which is handy if you meet a VIP!). Get some culture by reading about fine artists, writers, a singer, and a folk-craft movement. 

Revision history:

May 13, 2016: Fixed a typo in the Etymology Box on p. 2.

Oct. 2, 2015: Originally published.

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Kanji PDF
Cover of essay 1020 on 悦, titled "The Heart's Delight"
Mini Profile
JOYO ON-YOMI
エツ
JOYO KUN-YOMI
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STROKES10
RADICAL忄 (61: heart)
JLPTN1
HALPERN311/378
HENSHALL1020/1046
SPAHN4k7.15