So, I started doing WaniKani seriously just a couple days ago since I was looking for extra practice to supplement Textfugu (yes, I know it is more or less defunct, but I decided not to give up this time and am two seasons ahead of where I left off). What I love about Textfugu is the ability to say “yes, I got this right” or “No, I got this wrong” when using Anki.
This isn’t the case with WaniKani, and I am finding it hugely frustrating. An example is 下げる, which is “to lower something”. Where I live this is synonymous with “to bring down”. I would “bring down” my blood pressure, not lower it. I would also perform a rain dance to “bring down” the temperature.
I guess I just wanted to say that this is hurting my brain, not because I don’t understand it, but because my regional dialect is different . Is there another way to think about this word that I might be missing? Thanks.