For example if 人 is alone how do I know if it’s ひと or じん？
Usually when there is one kanji alone it is kunyomi, but there are quite a few exceptions… At least that´s what i´ve seen so far.
I feel it’s pretty safe to say that a Kanji alone uses the Kunyomi… Things get weird in compounds, often enough every part uses Onyomi, but there can be wild mixes, total exceptions, all Kunyomi in a compound etc.
Yeah but then kanji like 園 (えん) happen or when kanji does not have kunyomi like 席 (せき) . But yeah mostly kunyomi
Well then, i was mistaken that it does not have one, but still, they use onyomi reading when standing alone
Aye, for sure. My guess is that the on’yomi words, 公園 and 座席, are used so frequently that they just shorten it to 園 and 席.
Worst part of Wanikani:
New vocabulary item and it says “you learned the reading already” … and then it is the other one of the bold two, that you did not memorize before -.-
yep ! so true. haha
The reading of the purple vocabulary cards is the reading that you’ll use if you encounter that particular vocabulary in the real world. Instead of trying to learn “oh, 人 uses kun’yomi, and that’s ひと”, you should just eliminate the middleman and learn that as a vocabulary word, 人 is ひと.