Perhaps you‘re already aware of it but you can also click on the kanji to show it in the standard font if it‘s too hard to recognize. It‘s hard in the beginning but having multiple fonts in your WaniKani reviews is definitely worth it for recognizing kanji in the long run imo
At what point does it cease to be a kanji and just turns into a bunch of squiggles?
Let’s just say kanji are nature’s CAPTCHAs!
Funnily enough most people ask this question the other way around
The bottom one I can guess would be younger brother, but sheesh.
what even is the top one? tea?
My guess was 本 but it’s got some strokes I can’t quite grok with that kanji…
Haha! No, I hadn’t realized that. It was my first time trying it. Thanks. I do think it’s a great idea to be familiar with these other fonts, so I’m going to stick with it.
I honestly don’t even remember now, and I certainly can’t figure out the first one.
I think technically the first one has the correct number of strokes to be 米 (also taught on the same level as 弟, so it would make sense to come up in the same review round) but I would not have recognized it if that’s it.
I believe it was during the Heian period. The kids are calling it “hiragana”.
The cheese shredder fancy font
Idk what y’all are talking about, they’re clearly 来 and 弟…
I’m pretty good at recognizing patterns XD.
(Really hope I’m right…)
ooh! that’s very good to know. i tried using variant fonts earlier and gave up very quickly, but i’ll give it another try now ^^
From what I’ve read about neurology, changing up things like this builds long-term retrieval. I didn’t know Tsurukame had this feature. I just turned it on and I’m excited to use it! … I don’t think I’ll turn on Armed Banana until I’m a lot better, though.
Iirc that specific font is called ‘armed banana’ if anyone’s interested. There was a big thing about it when Jitai came out. People were debating whether it was worth having in there because it’s so illegible but it taught me to really look at the strokes and made my reading better for it personally i think. I started in the earliwr levels and it helps seeing the simpler bits in Armed Banana so you get a better idea of how they’re gonna look later
I honestly love Armed Banana. It helped me learn the difference between 入 and 人
I apologize in advance, but it must be done.
Armed Banana is bananas.
Seriously though, given all the times I’ve seen extra little asides in manga that were barely decipherable, I’d say it might be worth it. Obviously, a broader literacy is important to the WK community, so why not go for it?
Armed Banana is the only font I don’t have installed for the font mod. If you want to learn to read handwritten Japanese, it’s better to read manga/doujinshi with handwritten Japanese rather than doing it through WK.