I’ve been getting a bit stuck with some kanji that look the same. I get them confused and I’ve hit a point where whenever I’m learning new kanji on this site I immediately google the one it reminds me of to try to separate them mentally by looking at the radicals. Is there a site/textbook/something that isolates these similar kanji for practicing these in groups? I understand the differences but would love to drill them a bit outside of WK.
I’m not sure if the book is available outside of Japan, but a textbook I use with 日本語総まとめ is 完全攻略N2 and almost the whole kanji section is about distinguishing similar looking/similar-sounding kanji, which has been extremely helpful so far. (took the N2 back in December and failed by less than 10 points, wish I had it back then haha)
Since I started using handwriting recognition input for EN->JP reviews I stopped having any trouble whatsoever distinguishing similar Kanji. Writing them by hand just once each time they show up in a review (including vocab reviews) seems to solve the problem. You could also just write them on paper for the same effect.
First one add a pretty good list of visual similar kanji to a kanji info page. The second one trigger during review when entering a wrong answer to tell us which kanji or vocab we may had in mind (because sometimes we are confused between a few kanji but we don’t know it yet)
Now it works much like WK does. Just type the answers.
Unlike the Item inspector the leech value here is preset to 2 (?). So, these are all serious leeches. The Item inspector I usually set to 1.01 to catch those stragglers, but which gives you a much higher number of leeches. But that isn’t much of an issue as the Self-Study Quiz is pretty fast if you go through them (well, unless you have a 200+ leeches, but then you can use the Item Inspector to quiz you on on the current page of leeches and so break them down into chunks for review).
Also, do you have the WaniKani framework installed? Most scripts require it, and perhaps the Leech trainer does too? You need to put it at the top of your scripts list in TamperMonkey. The instructions for this, and link, you can find on the Item Inspector script page.
I guess, updating and refreshing the browser might be in order. Since I haven’t made the script, I don’t really know how to fix any issues. But if you had 0 leeches, it should say 0 not X.
I’ll be sure to tinker with the leech threshold, since I only had ~70 waiting for me. It was kind of cool to see though, that despite the high bar, some of them felt surprisingly easy. I recently (last year) visited a place with 渓谷 in the name, so that’s hard to forget or confuse with anything else now. 履く and 履 were both in there too, which now seem so distinct to me (the sheer number of strokes inside 尸 really sets it apart) that I was surprised it was ever a leech.
I’ve been studying for long enough now that it’s pretty difficult to feel any “tangible” progress anymore, so that was a pleasant treat Got myself some proof of improvement.