問う should be taught before (or together with) 問い合わせる

I think it would be more effective to teach the more simple item first, even if it is used less frequently. If you learn 問う first you will learn that “to problem (問)” means to question something in Japanese, and the reading will be easier to remember. When you encounter 問い合わせる later on, you will already be able to guess the reading, and the meaning will be more intuitive: to question → to inquire.

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I did get it like that (問う before 問い合わせる). Do you have any reordering scripts?

https://www.wanikani.com/vocabulary/問い合わせる level 16
https://www.wanikani.com/vocabulary/問う level 25

Apparently, 問い合わせる is a new item added on September 6, 2023. That’s why you probably learned 問う first.

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This one kind of hinges on knowing verb conjugations for u-ending godan verbs, but it’s a good point to reorder the items!

@Mods

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Thanks for the tag! I’ll bring this up to the team and see if we’d like to reorder these items.

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