I’m still only on level 1, I just began, but I noticed that 9 out of 10 times that I get something wrong on my reviews, it’s not because I didn’t know the answer, but because I misread what the app was asking me. “Reading” and “Meaning” are very similar looking words and sometimes I flub it in my brain and type the “meaning” when it was actually asking me for the “reading” (or vice versa) and only after I click enter and get that disheartening red box telling me I’m wrong, only then am I like “Wait, what? Oh, crap, I did it again!”.
Part of the problem is that I work quickly, so I see the character, skim the “reading”/“meaning” instruction, and type very fast and hit enter before I realize I misread “reading”/“meaning” as the opposite. I could probably improve myself by just going a little slower, but I dunno, that’s just how I go I guess.
But I think maybe some leeway could be put in place… rather than giving an immediate “WRONG” when someone types the meaning instead of the reading (or vice versa), I suggest that it instead of gives a yellow WARNING and then asks that you try again, because obviously if you still got the READING correct, when it wanted the MEANING, you still properly recognized the character, you just misunderstood the question haha. So you should get another chance to type in the answer.
Granted, it’s probably not a big deal, because when you get one wrong, it just means more frequent reviews, which in the long run can really only help me to remember them, but still…