I put up with taking forever to keep rechecking that I knew the radicals(which I did - from the word go!!!). Now I can’t give the correct answer on the first kanji review on the hiragana for kanjis ten and enter. It doesn’t matter if I spell them as jew and new/neeeew or as jiyuu and niyuu (which give the correct hiragana). What do I need to do?
It’s jyuu, not jiyuu.
nyuu, not niyuu.
Notice the small ゆ in じゅう
じゆう with a normal ゆ is pronounced differently and means “freedom”
Gotta be careful, because there is a slight different between じゅう and じゆう can you see the size of the ゆ is different.
Please note the mnemonics are guides for the sounds of the words only, not the way you type them.
For 十, type ‘juu’ (じゅう)
For 九, type ‘kyuu’ (きゅう)
For 入, type ‘nyuu’ (にゅう)
For 州, type ‘shuu’ (しゅう)
For 近々, type ‘chikadika’ (ちかぢか)
For 手作り, type ‘tedukuri’ (てづくり)
I always type chikajika for that. I’m definitely going to switch to dika now due to reasons
Such as… ちかじか being an incorrect spelling?
Just keep in mind that in standard Japanese, じ and ぢ (/dji/) are pronounced the same, and that ず and づ are also pronounced the same (/zu/ or /dzu/, depending on the speaker and where in the word it shows up)
Sorry to hear that you’re having trouble.
As the other posters have said, the input was your issue. Not to sound glib, but if you haven’t already, please check out the WK Knowledge Base. It discusses this issue as well as most of the common issues new users come across in the very beginning.
Wish you the best in your kanji learning journey!
Thanks Lucas. I had ploughed my way through a lot of introductory stuff but didn’t get to this bit. I seem to be reading the same thing numerous times and missing other bits. I’m sure it will all sort out in time.
Thank you - all sorted now and I’m down off my high horse
It is incorrect, however wk accepts this spelling by default so I’ve been using that
Mainly because dika is funny and I’m immature
Well, it’s just as well then.
Someone should email them about that though.
my IME on my phone also accepts that, and autochooses the correct kanji… but I don’t know if that’s by design or my phone is taking pity on me.
I can’t find a dictionary that lists ちかじか as a way to spell 近々, or even any words written ちかじか at all.
Windows IME doesn’t. Jisho doesn’t.
Think someone, somewhere, has decided to be lenient to people who can’t distinguish じ from ぢ…
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