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disk-shaped jewel; excellent thing or person
Kanji 2106

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Synopsis

See how jade disks connect with a term for “perfect,” and read the fascinating history of a hunk of ore that inspired the word. Learn to avoid a kanji error that native speakers commonly make when they write about perfection! Find out how to talk about perfection and perfectionism, as well as about people who excel at something equally and who therefore tend to become rivals.

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Kanji PDF
Cover of essay 2106 on 璧, titled "The Ring of Perfection"
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JOYO ON-YOMI
ヘキ
JOYO KUN-YOMI
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STROKES18
RADICAL玉 (96: jewel)
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HALPERN-/2519
HENSHALL-/1941
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