I just learned 遇 and 貫徹 on level 52 and I’m concerned that the meaning explanations might be misleading or outright wrong. I wanted to double check my understanding before emailing the staff.
Meaning on WaniKani: Treatment
If Splinter slips down a water slide he’ll need treatment as soon as he hits the bottom! He’s a rat. Rats hate water! How did this happen?!
Imagine what kind of treatment Splinter will need after hurdling down a water slide at top speed.
I’ll tell you what kind of treatment Splinter will need. Really good (ぐう) treatment! Otherwise you’ll have a dead rat on your hands. And the turtles will be out of a mentor.
Why would you want anything but good treatment?
This explanation makes it sound like the kanji can mean medical treatment. But from all the words I’ve looked up using the kanji, it seems to only mean treatment of a person, hospitality, etc. Is there any case where it can mean medical treatment or some other version that I’m not thinking of?
Meanings on WaniKani: Realization; Penetration; Accomplishment
You make information pierce your brain so that it finally penetrates deep enough for you to have a realization. You realize that thinking clearly and understanding new material is a huge accomplishment. Good for you!
The explanation here implies that 貫徹 can mean “realization” as in “I didn’t realize that you were hungry”. However, the meaning that would go with “accomplishment” is, for example, to realize a goal.
A simple definition says it means: やりぬくこと
A more complex definition says: 意志・方針・考え方などを貫き通すこと。最後までくじけずに続けること。「要求を貫徹する」「初志貫徹」
But I don’t understand a lot of the key words in that definition, so it’s not really helping much. From using a J–>E dictionary for the words in the definition I get he sense that it roughly means to persist with your plan, way of thinking, etc. and continue to the end without losing heart. This doesn’t seem to relate to the other version of “realization” at all.
Anyway, can this word mean “realization” in the sense that the mnemonic implies, or does it only really mean it in the sense of “accomplishment” or “carrying something out to the end”?