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concentrated; dense; thick (consistency); dark, deep (color)
Kanji 1681

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 brings us intense eye colors, strong cups of coffee, deep love, and flavorful food. Learn to talk about everything from the salt levels in the Dead Sea to hot-pink iPhones, dark soy sauce, and juice sold as a concentrate. Find out how to refer to the pronounced scars of World War II and to unusually well-defined Japanese faces. Also learn to say "chock-full of blueberry flavor."  

Revision history:

Jan. 9, 2020: 

  • p. 2: Etymology Box: Replaced the old Henshall etymology with the new one.
  • p. 5: Changed the definition of 豚骨 to "pork bones" and slightly revised my comments about the product.
  • p. 8: Changed the definition of 見える to "to be visible."
  • p. 10: Added the interesting keyword 濃い一日 and an explanation.
  • p. 17: Added a link to the Kanshudo games.

May 29, 2015: Originally published.

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Cover of essay 1681 on 濃, titled "Deep, Dark, and Intense."
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