Somehow or other, I’ve cobbled together my first userscript.
few months year, the number one thing I’ve spent my WaniKani time on has been book clubs reviewing the same leeches over and over and over again. No technique has been completely successful at combating these leeches.
However, one recent technique has shown great promise for improving my kanji reviews: adding vocabulary words to the review screen. Having this vocabulary list has doubled to tripled my review accuracy for my kanji leeches.
To streamline this, I’ve put the logic into a userscript. It’s a simple script which alters the kanji review screen to display a list of all of WaniKani’s vocabulary for that kanji.
Install TamperMonkey or a similar userscript extension.
Download/install WaniKani Kanji Review Vocabulary List userscript.
Simply do your reviews through the WaniKani web site, and vocabulary words appear below the kanji on kanji reviews.
In TamperMonkey, you can click on the TamperMonkey icon and open the Dashboard. From there, select “WaniKani Kanji Review Vocabulary List” to open the code. Configuration options are near the top of the code:
// Show vocabulary words for meaning/reading reviews. Must be true or false. const SHOW_FOR_MEANING_REVIEW = true const SHOW_FOR_READING_REVIEW = true // Limit number of vocabulary words to be shown. Must be an integer. const MAX_VOCABULARY_TO_SHOW = 100 // Show locked vocabulary words. Must be true or false. const SHOW_LOCKED_VOCABULARY = true // Vocabulary words will be blurred until the vocabuary bar is hovered over by mouse. const BLUR_VOCABULARY_LIST = false
Note: If I do any future updates, user-specific configuration setting values will be lost, and will need to be manually set again.
This script shows all vocabulary for the kanji, even if it’s from a higher level.
I am unaware of the long-term impact on using vocabulary as an aide to recall the reading and/or meaning for kanji. Use at your own risk.