Differentiating between these pairs of verbs is a major struggle for learners of Japanese. Research suggests that it is more effective to learn one verb in a pair first before being introduced to the other. For this reason, we’ve decided to alter the sequencing in which these words will appear in your lessons. In our new sequencing, verb pairs are separated by at least one level, giving you ample time to build strong connections in your brain for one word before being asked to learn another.
This sequencing will go live on Thursday April 1st (no, this is not an April Fool’s joke ), at which time it’s possible that some vocabulary words will disappear from your reviews. Don’t fret! These words will be re-introduced to you when you reach the level they’ve been moved to, and you’ll pick up where you left of in terms of SRS stage.
For now, we’ve only altered the sequencing for levels 1-30. Higher levels will come in our next update. This is part of a larger project to improve how we teach transitivty on WaniKani, so stay tuned!
If you’re thinking “transitiWHAT!?” you can read about it here