Howdy folks, so I’ve noticed that I’m making mistakes in regards to Kon’yomi and On’yomi. The most recent one is 女子 (vocab reading). I typed おんなこ when it should have been じょし. I know about the other version but I decided to type the first one.
Would you guys have any suggestions on how to start tackling this issue now before it becomes a problem in the future? Thanks all for any help ^.^
I had the same issue, but the more you advance, the more vocabulary words you learn with the same Kanji the easier it is. Now whenever I have two readings for a Kanji in my mind I try to refer to vocab words in my memory and determine from there which reading is which.
If the Kanji is alone (or with hiragana) I know that reading is (likely) kunyomi, whereas if it is found with other Kanji then it is (most likely) onyomi*.
*Unless it’s like the example you gave, 女の子, two different words connected by の.
Because both readings are valid for the kanji. It’s just that WaniKani (somewhat arbitrarily) chose to teach one with the kanji lesson. They don’t want to penalize you for knowing the other reading, but at the same time they want to make sure you know the one they taught. That’s why they let you try again. For the word 上, it can only be read うえ. If you tried to use 上 in a sentence (as a standalone word) and said じょう, no one would know what you’re talking about.