April 17 2020 Content Updates


競 - added “compare” to blacklist

空 - added “empty” to meaning


光年 - added “bright year” to blacklist

奪う - updated meaning explanation

近く - added “close” to whitelist

石炭 - updated meaning explanation

水着 - made “swimsuit” the primary meaning, moved “swim suit” and “swimming suit” to whitelist, added “swimming costume,” “bathing costume,” and “swimmers” to whitelist, and updated meaning explanation

地下鉄 - updated meaning explanation and added “underground,” “metro,” and “tube” to whitelist

昨今 - added “recently” to meanings and updated meaning explanation

岩 - added “rock” to meanings

想定 - updated meaning explanation and moved “estimation” to whitelist

美術 - added “art” to meanings and “fine arts” to whitelist, and updated meaning explanation

車輪 - added “wheel” to meanings, moved “tyre” to whitelist, and updated meaning explanation

排水溝 - added “drain” and “gutter” to meanings, and “ditch” and “drainage ditch” to whitelist, and updated meaning explanation

馬鹿 - updated reading explanation

囲む - added “enclose” to meanings, updated reading and meaning explanations, and switched the order of two context sentences

合格する - added “to pass” to whitelist

行う - updated meaning explanation


Thank you, Jenny


What’s the blacklist and whitelist and things like that?

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If your answer is in the blacklist, it will be marked wrong. If it’s in the whitelist, it’ll be marked correct, even if it’s not in the visible correct meaning list you learn with the kanji.




To expand a bit on this, @Greenfire311, the blacklist is for answers that would be marked “close enough” under WaniKani’s usual grading system, except that they happen to be an actual word that’s actually the answer to something else. For example “north” is close enough in spelling to “south” that each would be marked “close enough” if you answered it for the other option, but letting people think that “south” means “north” would cause confusion, so instead the answer is added to the blacklist.