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floating; rising to the surface
Kanji 1752

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Synopsis

See what role 浮 plays in dejection and in happiness so intense that it causes accidents. Find out what "loose teeth" means figuratively. Learn to say “I feel out of place,” “The tree stands out against the sky,” and “He’s cheating.” Discover what floated in the "Floating World" of Edo. Inspire memories and ideas by combining body parts with 浮. Also learn about maglev trains in Japan!

Revision history:

Jan. 16, 2020: 

  • p. 1: Made the stroke order diagram MUCH larger.
  • p. 2: Etymology Box: Replaced the old Henshall etymology with the new one. 
  • p. 12: In the sentence about the soccer team, I defined 迎える as "to accept." 
  • pp. 13–14: In the compound verbs 思い浮かべる and 思い浮かぶ, I changed the first part of the breakdown to "to think."
  • p. 15: Completely reworked the image caption to supply information about the word はぐれ.
  • p. 21: Added a link to the Kanshudo games.

Mar. 14, 2014: Originally published.

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