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cool, chic; refined; essence; pure
Kanji 1455

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Synopsis

By studying 粋, you might learn how to be cool, and you’ll definitely learn to comment on people’s failed attempts at stylishness! You’ll immerse yourself in the spirit of Edo culture and see how it permeates the language today. Plus, you’ll discover words for “purity,” “nationalism,” and “the best of technology,” also finding out how to say “He is a Parisian through and through.”

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Cover of essay 1455 on 粋 (cool, chic), titled "Quintessential Coolness"
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