Vocabulary kanji for population and artificial

Hi guys,

Is it just me or is the vocabulary kanji for artificial and population the same?

I’m confused - I typed the same (じんこう) for both and the quiz gave me a green pass…

Thanks for clarifying this.

Leon

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Artificial - 人工 - じんこう
Population - 人口 - じんこう

The second kanji just happen to have the same readings here, though obviously the first kanji is the same in both words :blush:

Welcome to the wonderful world of Japanese homophones! there are many

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Radish8 answered it. I’ll just add an English equivalent:

“there”, “their”, and “they’re”. Different words, same pronunciation.

Regarding 人工 and 人口:
じんこう is just a way of writing the pronunciation.

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Emoji: :oncoming_automobile::blonde_man: - :golf::field_hockey:
Alpha: driver - driver

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There are so, so many of these. When I first started learning Japanese and wanted to try to play a game, I picked some that only used kana thinking it would be easier to understand because hey, I can sound out everything right? I can just look up the words I don’t know! I didn’t realize the world of hurt that I was in for. Now having the kanji makes life somewhat easier when picking out just what じんこう (or whichever homophone) we’re talking about.

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Thank you Radish8!

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No problem at all!

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If I were groundskeeper Willie, I’d throw you off my golf course for using a field hockey stick!

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this community is awesome, I can search for anything and someone will have asked it. Always nice to feel I am not alone in learning.

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