July 31 2020 Content Updates

Hi everyone! In addition to our usual content updates, we also have a small update we want to announce about how we word things here in WaniKani. We’ve been referring to our hidden lists of acceptable answers as the “whitelist” and blocked answers as the “blacklist.” We’ve decided to avoid these from now on, since we don’t want to reinforce the bias that white is good and black is bad. From now on, we’ll be using “allow list” and “block list” instead. :fist:t6::fist:t5::fist:t4::fist:t3::fist:t2:

Radicals

sake (35) - updated name mnemonic

Kanji

(35) - updated meaning hint, reading mnemonic, and reading hint

(19) - added 宙 to visually similar kanji

(19) - added 笛 to visually similar kanji

(51) - added to 邦 visually similar kanji

(39) - added to 郡 visually similar kanji

(19) - added to visually similar kanji

(16) - added to visually similar kanji

Vocab

(9) - updated reading mnemonic

競艇 (53) - added “regatta” to meanings, updated meaning explanation

中途半端 (27) - updated reading mnemonic

合格する (14) - added “to fail a test” to block list

商品 (16) - added “goods” to meanings

四百 (4) - improved reading explanation

浮かれる (32) - added “to be elated” to meanings, improved meaning and reading explanations

(27) - changed radical from “brush” to “Wolverine,” updated all mnemonics

一生 (5) - updated context sentence translation

上げる (1) - added “to lift” to meanings

(6) - added “me” to meanings

安全 (6) - added “safe” to meanings

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Thank you, Kumi-Jenny-Fugu.

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I wanted to go with cumifugu, but i’m glad i waited for someone with a better idea :smiley:

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:kissing_heart:

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Fujiwara XD

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Good call. This also has the not-too-hidden benefit of explaining to people unfamiliar with the terms what each list does.

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Agreed. The meaning is much clearer!

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