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to challenge; provoke; defy; make love to
Kanji 1589

Thank you for visiting this Character Home Page. Below you'll find a synopsis of the essay. If you wish to read the full text, the PDF of the essay is available for purchase to the right.

Synopsis

This kanji has three sides to its personality. One part is ambitious; you can use 挑 for setting world records, trying skydiving, launching a spacecraft, or just challenging yourself with an exam. Another aspect of 挑 causes trouble, enabling you to have a defiant attitude and challenge others (even bears!) to a fight. The final side is sexual; with 挑, you can turn people on! 

Revision History:

Aug. 25, 2019:

  • p. 2: Updated the Sears link and the Henshall etymology.
  • p. 5 sidebar: Deleted the description of Funassyi as "pear-shaped,” as he isn't.
  • p. 6: Updated the facts about Hayabusa2.
  • pp. 7 and 10: Fixed broken links.
  • p. 14: Added a link back to this page so you can more easily access the game below.

Nov. 21, 2014: Originally published

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