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indispensable
Kanji 2038

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Synopsis

Learn to say "Fluency is a must," and discover terms for "indispensable expression," "required subject," and "mandatory item." Meet a god who was disabled as a child and a shark perceived as an incarnation of that god. Also read about types of pottery, an instrument with one string, Nagoya history and place names, and the mountain at the center of the Buddhist world.

Revision history:

Jan. 13, 2020:

  • p. 2: Etymology Box: Added the new Henshall etymology.
  • p. 2: Slightly changed the translation of the Nagoya sentence and the definition of 過ごす.
  • p. 10: Changed the definition of 一弦琴 to "single-stringed Japanese zither," and changed the last part of the breakdown to "koto."
  • p. 16: Changed the definitions of しばらく to this: "(1) for a little while, for a moment; (2) for awhile, for a long time."
  • p. 17: Added a link to the Kanshudo games.

Mar. 18, 2016: Originally published.

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Cover of essay 2038 on 須, titled "Dispensable Meaning, Indispensable Sound"
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