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March 2020 Newsletter Is Coming Next

Here's what you can expect next on Joy o' Kanji:

March 31: March newsletter!

April 3: Essay 1134 on 宜  (...

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What's New

Now Out: Essay 1019 on 疫 (epidemic) and 5 New-Monics

The 367th essay has posted! Essay 1019 on 疫 (epidemic; disease) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Learn Japanese words for “epidemic,” “pandemic,” “quarantine,...
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On Deck

Essay 1019 on 疫 (epidemic; disease) Is Coming Next

Here's what you can expect next on Joy o' Kanji:

March 27: Essay 1019 on 疫 (epidemic; disease)

March 31: March newsletter!

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What's New

Now Out: Essay 1098 on 陥 (to fall in), Radical Note 104, and 6 New-Monics

The 366th essay has posted! Essay 1098 on 陥 (to fall in; trap) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Collapsed land. The fall of a city in wartime. Defective cars. Holes in theories. Framing and trapping...
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JOK Notebook

The Infinite Possibilities

Yoga class reinvigorates me, especially when I feel a bit bored in a pose and glance around the room, spotting a kanji tattoo I haven't seen before. Recently, I discovered 逆 on the nape of one's woman's neck, just under her long black ponytail, and a subsequent conversation about it filled me with an excitement I haven't felt in awhile.

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