I’m still on the early levels, but I would like to be able to learn Japanese to the point where I am, you know, using it. For this I will be doing things like using a Japanese-Japanese dictionary to find out what things really mean in Japanese, without the English getting in the way. But what if there was a way to actually learn Japanese-Japanese definitions in WaniKani? What if instead of facing the choice between resetting to a lower level to review the easy items, we could instead learn them all over again? What if… and stay with me on this one… what if instead of burning our turtles, we could start to really, truly, burn Japanese? I’m talking about a Japanese definitions mode for burned items.
Now, I’m not expecting such a huge task to be accomplished anytime soon. Besides, I don’t expect to be burning any items for another 5 months. This is why I will generously give @koichi and the team until November to accomplish this all important work.
This would function as either:
A) A definition of the item in Japanese, with the user expected to input the item; or
B) The item displayed, with the user expected to input a definition in Japanese.
Users do not have to convert their items to Burning Japanese mode if they do not want to.
Progression would follow normal progression rules, with the addition that the every item in the progression must be a burnt item. Each level must be progressively completed in the hard core mode, so you would perhaps have another number to the left of your profile pic in the forums, in a blazing red, to indicate your progression in hard core mode. The words used in the definitions would also need to be words already learned in the normal mode.