知 reading not used for forever

So I just got to level 17, and came across some words that used 知. Now, it’s been a looooong time, since I was at level 6(I took a massive hiatus from wk), but when I got to these 知 words, it struck me that I didn’t know the reading. So I looked up the vocab for it, and, lo and behold, the ち reading isn’t used until level 17.

I’m not saying anything should change, 知 is a super common kanji, so it won’t be any problem for this new vocab to stick, but it is strange that the primary reading for it isn’t used in its own level, or the levels soon after it. Even speed running WK, 75 days is plenty of time to forget an unused reading.

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Read more? I run into words like 知恵 all the time.

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It would be nice if Wanikani added 通知.
In our digital age “notification” (on smartphone, PC etc) is quite an important word, and also 通 is level 7 so it works out very nicely.

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Wait until you see 袖 (Lv. 22), whose kanji-reading isn’t used until Level 60.

That’s probably planned to be fixed, if @Mods haven’t forgotten it yet.

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It is indeed still on the cards.

Thanks for the suggestions, I’ll relay this back to the team.

Update: We don’t have a date for it yet but we’re looking into adding 通知 in order to strengthen the ち reading of 知

Easier said than done. At level 17, I’ve only got ~80% kanji comprehension with the lowest hanging fruit, nhk easy. It’s a real slog to read pretty much any text outside of textbooks.

Now I’m confused what the complaint is then. Is it that you know a reading and aren’t pushing yourself to read harder material where you’re more likely to run into those readings?

The point of wanikani is to teach and reinforce kanji. If it doesn’t provide reinforcement for the stuff it teaches, it’s much likely to be forgotten.

Then kunyomi reading is really easy, in part because wanikani exposed me to words reinforcing it. The complaint is that they selected a reading that wouldn’t be used in the app for a minimum of 75 days.

I would like to be able to read more, but the simplest light novel takes well over an hour to get through a single page, with my limited kani level, and none of what I read sticks, because 40% of what is on every page has to get looked up.

I understand that I’ll quickly get over that hurdle in a few months as I learn more kanji, and I better associate those kanji with my vocabulary, but at this level there isn’t really much in the way of texts that are actually enjoyable to read, they’re all just exercises in reading.

It’s not to complain that WK is keeping me from learning, but that the reading should have a vocabulary if not on the level, within two levels, so that it reinforces that reading. And if they want to keep that vocabulary as it is, they should probably switch the main reading to the kunyomi.

If you have some text that isn’t a graded reader, or some artificially contrived learning exercise, that isn’t for children, and is more along the lines of N+1, rather than N+50%, I’m all ears, but as far as I can tell, I’m stuck with stuff like nhk easy and children’s books for at least another 20 levels.

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You’re gonna learn those kanji later. I’m a WK detractor, but WK’s teaching order is based on what they taught you previously, not the usefulness or frequency, but you’re not reading enough (quality, not quantity) material that would have those kanji. So I’m a little lost now.