Suggestion for Alternate Definition: "Property" for 産

According to Jisho, 産 (taught by WaniKani as “Give Birth” or “Birth”) basically has three meanings:

  1. (giving) birth,
  2. native of/product of​, and
  3. assets; property; fortune

If WaniKani taught “Property” as an alternate definition, then suddenly, a lot of the Vocabulary words which use 産 suddenly become a lot easier to remember.

  • Bankruptcy 倒産 = Overthrow + Property (as opposed to Overthrow + Give Birth)
  • Bankruptcy 破産 = Tear + Property (as opposed to Tear + Give Birth)
  • Communist Party 共産党 = Share + Property + Party (as opposed to the Share + Birth + Party)
  • Inheritance 遺産 = Leave Behind + Property (as opposed to Leave Behind + Birth)

I’ve added “Property” as a user-defined definition for myself, but I definitely think that it would be beneficial for other people learning as well!

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Very good point you’re making. Let’s not forget to tag someone from the WK team as well, this way you will be noticed a lot quicker. @TofuguJenny might I suggest you take a look at this?

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Interesting.

The feeling I get is that births (children) were a sign of prosperity in ancient times.

I’ve no idea if this makes sense etymologically, but while births as “assets” seems pretty mercenary/cold-hearted, it seems closer to the core meaning/concept. “Property,” of course, is even more cold-hearted!

I do think “assets” might be closer to the core concept than “property,” though.

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Jiminy. I just had a reply “liked” from someone who joined in 2012?!!

Two thousand twelve?!

I thought the beta was in 2013! (Laugh)


Apparently I have a new goal in life. I need to troll a response from someone who joined in 2011. Sorry @Chellykins 2012 no longer cuts the mustard! :laughing:

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I’ll have a look into this as part of next week’s updates! :slight_smile:

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Big if true!

Thanks, Jenny :slight_smile:

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It actually happened!! I’ve never been so excited. Thank you, Jenny, and everyone who saw this thread!

Koichi’s and Viet’s WK profiles both have a join date of 2012-05-10

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