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spicy; bitter; dry taste; salty; severe; painful; "bitter" radical
Kanji 1432

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Synopsis

This essay will make your mouth and eyes water! You'll encounter words for "spicy," "salty," and "mustard," plus a regional dish with shiso leaves rolled around chili peppers. You’ll learn to order dry saké or vodka diluted with tomato juice. This essay even shows how to make kanji sandwiches with the 辛 radical. Good times! Oh, and it explores bitterness about life's hardships! 

Revision history:

Nov. 21, 2014: Added a missing hyphen on p. 10.

Apr. 25, 2014: Changed the definition of a word in the p. 11 sidebar. It now says "解く (とく: to solve, shown here in the past tense of its potential form)."

Sept. 19, 2012: Added 6 photos to pp. 16–18. Also fixed photos on pp. 3 and 5, as they had become unfocused in the June 3 edition. 

June 3, 2012: Added a photo to p. 15.

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