Two Suggestions for WaniKani

Hi everyone. Been using WaniKani for a while now, have reached level 10. I have two suggestions that I keep thinking about that I wanted to share.

  1. Review from English word
    I find that Wanikani is helping a lot with my reading, so when I see something like 世の中, I recognize and understand it. But when I’m trying to write or speak, if I want to say “society”, I have trouble coming up with the word on the fly. So, I would love for there to be an option for reviewing from an English prompt, i.e. “society” and you type “yo no naka”

  2. Full Review
    There are kanji that I mostly know, and that wanikani thinks I know, so they never show up on the review. However, like all things, time comes into play. For instance, I have “public” or 公 on enlightened, but it was so long ago and I haven’t seen it in so long, when I encounter it while reading, I find that I have to look it up. I’d love to do a full 100% review of all kanji I’ve enlightened that asks me kunyomi, onyomi and meaning, maybe once a month. Just to keep things fresh.

These are my suggestions. Let me know what you think.

These are common suggestions, so your feedback has been heard.

If you’d like a solution for problem 1 for now, try out kaniwani.com

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And for suggestion two you can check out Self Study.

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I think the best solution to the second problem is just to read a lot. I think that recognizing a word (or kanji) on a flashcard is always going to be different from recognizing it in the wild, and I don’t know if you can bridge that gap with more drilling. I think you bridge it by doing what you did - see it, not recognize it, look it up, and then immediately go “oh! Of course!”

My opinion, though.

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For the 1st on there is also KameSame. Also this (Torii) might be interesting since it also offers Reverse learning, but not just on WK vocab.

With the second one I agree as well. I had taken a break in between due to private live and now I’ve already burned my first items. It would be nice however that I none the less get that at some point back into my queue to remember them.

you can unburn stuff, so no problem.
as for production, i question the value. i can see that more exposure is always a good thing, but that could really be any form.
please don’t make me do a wonky reverse-wk.

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I would like to have that feature too. I have started to read though, in the hope it would help make a few things stick better.

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