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wú and mu

Looking up 无 in a Japanese dictionary was never going to work, but it took a few moments to work that out.

无 (pronounced wú, meaning nothing) is a simplified Chinese character. 59 more words


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note: Our club, Rotary Club of North Napa, distributed dictionaries to third graders  of four elementary schools yesterday. Rotary clubs in our district from Napa & Sonoma to Crescent City, California provide dictionaries to all the third graders.

'Youthquake' named Oxford Dictionaries' word of 2017

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

LONDON: “Youthquake” was crowned on Friday (Dec 15) as Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year 2017, following a five-fold increase in usage. 372 more words

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The Great Passage

Shion Miura, tr. by Juliet Winters Carpenter

How can a book about a small department of a large publishing house, tasked with publishing a 2,400-page edition of the Japanese language be so engrossing? 101 more words

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Book Learning

Sid quote: What every intelligent cat and hoomin needs a map, an English dictionary and a word finder. Book learning never stops.

¶ Lemprière — Biblioteca classica (1825)

Lemprière, John. Biblioteca classica, or a classical dictionary containing a full account of all the proper names mentioned in ancient authors, with tables of coins, weights and measures in use among the Greeks and Romans… 27 more words