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Fishing for Kanji

Rainy season 梅雨 has come to Japan, and with it comes a never-ending train of farewell parties for my friends leaving the Program, summer festivals, and the dreaded new version of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.  I will be spending my4 July NOT legally drinking in public with the rest of my fellow American expats but crammed in a stuffy university exam room at the mercy of JEES. However, while the parties, get-togethers, and festivals have all been a blast, between all the fun and all the studying, I haven’t had a lot of time to write. I am dying to get started on a couple big posts about class and gender in BeruBara, but, no, it’s all kanji all the time. So you can all suffer learn with me, でしょう?

魚 is fish, and it and insect 虫 are used in most names of fish and sea-creatures.

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Or, “The Horror of Kanji,” in which our heroine learns that disgust can be a legitimate memorization technique.

The offending kanji: 腺

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