Just Noticed This

I’m at Level 10. Suddenly realised that the grey text in the answer bar, before I answer, is the Kanji (and hiragana) for the word “answer”: 答え

I’ve seen it thousands of times by now, and never paid it any attention (because when I started, it was grey gobbledygook), but I suddenly SAW it, and understood it. Thrill!

(Also watched episode 2 of Galaxy Express and it was called, essentially, Fire Planet particle-meaning-possession Red Wind, i.e. the Red Wind(s) of Mars, which is how they translated it. More thrill!)

Just so pleased to be learning this.

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One step closer to b̶e̶c̶o̶m̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶a̶ ̶m̶e̶m̶b̶e̶r̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶c̶u̶l̶t̶ level 60!

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Doh. I never read it. Mind blown.

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level 8 here, the same thing happened to me maybe two or three days ago. rewarding! (in a way :sweat_smile:)

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Have you ever been fast enough, or is your computer slow enough - for this Lv5 Kanji? 考えている

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@YuugamiSamurai would undoubtedly agree with you :wink:

Moments like this will become more and more frequent as you level up. Even though I’m nearly level 60 I still get excited when I see something in the wild that I’ve just studied. It feels so rewarding and lets you know that you are actually making progress.

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One of my mind-blown items was the 左右 (さゆう). In kendo we have lot of funny terms which most of them you just learn to say and what they mean, but I doubt most people actually look into the origins of the saying. So every warmup we do sa-yuu-men, which is repeated left and right strikes to men (head). So when I saw the kanji for left and right, I got that lightbulb moment of figuring out that it literally means left and right when we do sa-yuu-men.

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It also feels great when you see a kanji EVERYWHERE and then finally you get to learn it in WK. There are super common kanji in the level 20s

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Just as an aside the hiragana in the word is called okurigana (送り仮名).

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Omg, I’ve just learnt the 送 kanji, so the okurigana (送り仮名) actually makes sense now!
Thrill!

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There’s something really electrifying about suddenly being able to see meaning where you couldn’t before, isn’t there?

I actually looked it up yesterday lol.

It also happens the other way around.

You see something… you don’t know what it means. You check it. It’s burned.

OUCH

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