載せる Reading Explanation

The reading explanation mentions how this reading should be simple because it’s the same as 乗せる. Perhaps this was meant to be the previously learned 載る instead? Image below:
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You mean the ordering of that explanation was wrong? Since the WK team doesn’t actively monitor the forums, you can also email them about this on hello@wanikani.com (they’ll get back to you about it).

But, I also wanna check, you’re not using any reordering scripts?

(I don’t use them myself, so I don’t really know how that would affect things :thinking: )

In any case, since this is your first post: an extra welcome to the forums! ^>^

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Thanks for the welcome! I’ll go ahead and send them an email about this too then, thanks for the heads up.
I’m not using any reordering scripts, so that shouldn’t be an issue. I believe that even with those scripts this issue would still be the same, because while both 乗せる and 載せる do have the same reading, they don’t actually share a meaning. I was thinking the intended vocab here is probably 載る, which was covered a couple levels earlier.

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You learned 乗せる on level 9, and 載せる on level 26. Sounds right to me. They basically mean the same thing, except one is people and the other is things.

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I just double checked some of the secondary meanings after seeing your reply, so now I can see that they do have a similar meaning. However, those meanings are never explicitly mentioned when learning these vocab, which is where my confusion comes from. I don’t think it’s a super huge deal one way or the other, as both vocab do have the same reading, but I just figured it would be wise to instead draw comparison to the vocab with a more clear cut similarity in meaning and kanji. 載る is also mentioned in the meaning explanation for 載せる.

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I had to check as It got me confused when you mentioned levels apart (I thought they were the same level). But you’re right, 載る is taught lv 24 and 載せる lv 26.

Maybe they moved it?

It doesn’t jive with my memory of those vocab items, but they do change things around sometimes. I think you should go ahead and email them about it, so the explanation comes at the lv 24 item lesson for 載る. That makes more sense! :sweat_smile:

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True, and they mostly do with other transitive/intransitive pairs. They did manage to make you pay attention to the reading, now! :wink:

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載せる and 乗せる are the same word, just with different nuances expressed in the kanji. Japanese dictionaries will put them in the same entry as each other.

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You can see it in English on jisho.org too.

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