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to pack into, cram, stuff; be clogged
Kanji 1144

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Synopsis

The kanji 詰 shows up in word after word about feeling stuck, being at a loss, arriving at a dead end, giving someone little space (emotionally speaking), and packing people into a tight place. Learn how to talk about being "jam-packed" (think of a Tokyo subway at rush hour), feeling "ill at ease," and being "at a loss for words."

Revision history:

Sept. 19, 2012: Added 2 photos to p. 10.

June 3, 2012: Added the sound-alike 紡•ぐ (1814: to spin, make yarn), which has the yomi of つむぐ. Also added a photo to p. 8.

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