Kanji quiz erroneously giving incorrect response

Sometimes when I’m being quizzes on the reading for Kanji, I get a very frustrating error that I have it wrong, when I can’t see any difference between the correct answer and my own. I have tried using both the iOS hiragana keyboard and the built-in phonetic input in WK.

This seems to happen every time I have to write ゆ, though possibly also with よ.

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You are mixing up your big や, ゆ, and よ with the necessary small ゃ, ゅ, and ょ in those words.

じゅう is jyuu or juu, not jiyuu.

As an aside, jiyuu, making じゆう with a big ゆ, is an entirely different word, meaning freedom.

The pronunciation of all of these is different based on this size as well.

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juu → じゅう
jiyuu → じゆう

ryoku → りょく
riyoku → りよく

nyuu → にゅう
niyuu → にゆう

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I wonder if it would be worth it to automatically pop up with a link to that user guide article every once in a while when someone enters those misspellings. It seems like that would be pretty easy to detect.

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Thanks for the replies and the useful link. That makes sense.

Now if only WK actually taught this :man_shrugging:t2:

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To be fair, WK is a kanji learning site, not a kana learning site.

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Well, I think they do recommend studying hiragana and katakana before starting.

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It kinda does in the FAQ, but it’s easy to skip over if you’re not specifically searching for it :

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