WaniKani Content Additions: Ongoing from April 29, 2021

Hi everyone! :wave:

We have lots of lovely new content to add to WaniKani, starting Thursday, April 29. The plan is to add a small number of new members to the family each week, to keep things manageable for lessons and reviews. Depending on feedback, we might speed up the additions a little, or slow them down if it’s getting too much.

We’ll probably hide some items too, either because they’re really obscure, or because we have lots of other (more useful) words to practice a particular kanji reading. We’ll give plenty of notice before hiding anything though.

As with all our previous content additions, there won’t be any site downtime, and you don’t need to do anything extra to get the new items. They will simply appear in your lessons if you are on the level of the item or above.

This is our tentative schedule for the additions. We’ll keep updating it as the new content is published!

Thursday, April 29 - Published

The following vocabulary additions are to consolidate existing single-kanji vocabulary readings, and to help new users get the hang of the difference between kanji and vocabulary.

Thursday, May 6 - Published

These vocabulary additions are all part of transitivity pairs. We already teach the other half of the pair.

  • Level 3: 外す(はずす)- to disconnect something
  • Level 3: 広げる(ひろげる)- to spread something
  • Level 8: 点く(つく)- to be lit
  • Level 11: 転がす(ころがす)- to roll something
  • Level 11: 欠く(かく)- to lack something
  • Level 11: 進める(すすめる)- to advance something
  • Level 12: 苦しめる(くるしめる)- to hurt
  • Level 12: 終える(おえる)- to finish something

Thursday, May 20 - Published

These vocabulary additions are also completing transitivity pairs.

  • Level 40: 薄まる(うすまる)- to be diluted
  • Level 43: 揚がる(あがる)- to be fried up
  • Level 44: 裂ける(さける)- to be split
  • Level 48: 零れる(こぼれる)- to spill
  • Level 49: 炊ける(たける)- to be cooked
  • Level 49: 砕ける(くだける)- to be smashed
  • Level 50: 煮える(にえる)- to be boiled

Thursday, May 27 - Published

These additions are also completing transitivity pairs.

  • Level 14: 温まる(あたたまる)- to warm up
  • Level 18: 治る(なおる)- to get better
  • Level 19: 改める(あらためる)- to change something
  • Level 20: 産まれる(うまれる)- to be born
  • Level 27: 従える(したがえる)- to be accompanied by
  • Level 31: 延びる(のびる)- to be extended
  • Level 32: 預かる(あずかる)- to look after

Thursday, June 3 - Published

These are the final transitivity pair additions.

  • Level 13: 受かる(うかる)- to get accepted
  • Level 16: 帰す(かえす)- to send someone back
  • Level 23: 加わる(くわわる)- to be added to
  • Level 23: 収まる(おさまる)- to fit inside
  • Level 27: 刺さる(ささる)- to be pierced
  • Level 30: 退ける(しりぞける)- to repel something
  • Level 30: 痛める(いためる)- to injure something
  • Level 30: 寄せる(よせる)- to move something close to

Thursday, June 10 - Published

Radical

  • Level 40: - wheat

Kanji

  • Level 40: (めん) - noodles

Vocabulary

  • Level 40: (めん) - noodles
  • Level 40: 麺棒 (めんぼう) - rolling pin
  • Level 40: 麺つゆ (めんつゆ) - mentsuyu
  • Level 42: 素麺 (そうめん) - somen

Thursday, June 17 - Published

Kanji

  • Level 30: (さく) - fence
  • Level 40: (ら) - abduct

Vocabulary

  • Level 30: (さく) - fence
  • Level 30: 鉄柵 (てっさく) - iron fence
  • Level 30: 電気柵 (でんきさく) - electric fence
  • Level 40: 拉致 (らち) - abduction
  • Level 40: 中華麺 (ちゅうかめん) - Chinese noodles

Thursday, June 24 - Published

Kanji

  • Level 14: (いちご) - strawberry
  • Level 33: (こ) - crotch

Vocabulary

  • Level 14: (いちご) - strawberry
  • Level 33: 股間 (こかん) - crotch
  • Level 33: 股関節 (こかんせつ) - hip joint
  • Level 42: 拉麺 (らーめん) - ramen

Thursday, July 1 - Published

Kanji

  • Level 14: (おおかみ) - wolf
  • Level 38: (か) - bite

Vocabulary

  • Level 14: (おおかみ) - wolf
  • Level 14: 狼男 (おおかみおとこ) - werewolf
  • Level 38: 噛む (かむ) - to bite

Thursday, July 8 - Published

Kanji

  • Level 34: (せき) - cough

Vocabulary

  • Level 25: 人狼 (じんろう) - werewolf
  • Level 34: (せき) - cough
  • Level 34: (また) - crotch
  • Level 35: 股下 (またした) - inseam

Thursday, July 29 - Published

Kanji

  • Level 18: (いじ) - frustration
  • Level 35: (せき) - relatives
  • Level 42: (もち) - mochi

Vocabulary

  • Level 18: 苛める (いじめる) - to bully
  • Level 35: 親戚 (しんせき) - relatives
  • Level 42: (もち) - mochi

Thursday, August 5 - Published

Radical

  • Level 47: - before

Kanji

  • Level 38: (へき) - disc
  • Level 47: (せん) - roast

Vocabulary

  • Level 21: 苛々する (いらいらする) - to get irritated
  • Level 38: 完璧 (かんぺき) - perfect
  • Level 47: 煎茶 (せんちゃ) - green tea
  • Level 47: 煎餅 (せんべい) - senbei

Thursday, August 12 - Published

Kanji

  • Level 23: (かゆ) - itchy
  • Level 33: (へ) - flatulence

Vocabulary

  • Level 23: 痒い (かゆい) - itchy
  • Level 33: (へ) - flatulence
  • Level 33: 屁理屈 (へりくつ) - illogical argument
  • Level 45: 苛む (さいなむ) - to torment
  • Level 51: 煎る (いる) - to roast

Thursday, August 19 - Published

Kanji

  • Level 60: (めい) - underworld

Vocabulary

  • Level 7: 火星 (かせい) - Mars
  • Level 60: 冥界 (めいかい) - underworld
  • Level 60: 冥土 (めいど) - realm of the dead
  • Level 60: 冥王星 (めいおうせい) - Pluto

Moved

  • Level 6: 海王星 (かいおうせい) - moved up to level 7.
  • Level 6: (うみ) - moved up to level 9.
  • Level 6: (ほし) - moved up to level 9.

Thursday, August 26 - Published

Kanji

  • Level 55: (もち) - must not

Vocabulary

  • Level 7: 木星 (もくせい) - Jupiter
  • Level 7: 〜分 (ふん) - minute
  • Level 19: 飲酒 (いんしゅ) - drinking alcohol
  • Level 21: 飲酒運転 (いんしゅうんてん) - drunk driving
  • Level 55: 勿論 (もちろん) - of course

Moving

  • Level 2: (kanji) - moving up to level 51.
  • Level 2: - moving up to level 51.

Hiding

  • Level 12: 悪女 (あくじょ) - This word is very uncommon, and we have a lot of other words to practice these readings ofand 女. If it were to crop up, it would also be easy to figure out the meaning from the kanji.

Thursday, September 2 - Published

Vocabulary

  • Level 13: 天王星 (てんのうせい) - Uranus
  • Level 44: 土砂 (どしゃ) - Sediment
  • Level 51: 亮平 (りょうへい) - Ryohei
  • Level 52: 綾乃 (あやの) - Ayano
  • Level 52: 大輔 (だいすけ) - Daisuke
  • Level 58: 勿体ない (もったいない) - wasteful

Moving

  • Level 33: (すな) - moving up to level 36

Hiding

  • Level 17: 性愛 (せいあい) - Although 同性愛 and 異性愛 are common, 性愛 by itself is very uncommon. We also have a lot of other words to practice these readings ofand 愛.
  • Level 19: 借財 (しゃくざい) - This word is obscure, and we have enough other words to practice these readings ofand 財.

Thursday, September 9 - Published

Vocabulary

  • Level 9: 出身 (しゅっしん) - one’s origin
  • Level 47: 砂利 (じゃり) - gravel
  • Level 53: 諒一郎 (りょういちろう) - Ryoichiro
  • Level 53: 莉子 (りこ) - Riko
  • Level 53: 駿馬 (しゅんめ, しゅんば) - fast horse
  • Level 54: 茜色 (あかねいろ) - crimson

Moving

  • Level 18: 公告 (こうこく) - moving up to level 50

Hiding

  • Level 34: [聖日] (せいじつ) - this word is obscure, and we have enough other words to practice these readings ofand 日.
  • Level 36: [超音速] - this word is obscure, and we have enough other words to practice these readings of 超, 音, and 速.

Thursday, September 16 - Published

Vocabulary

  • Level 19: 昆虫 (こんちゅう) - insect
  • Level 55: 瑛斗 (えいと) - Eito
  • Level 55: 遼太 (りょうた) - Ryota
  • Level 56: 那智の滝 (なちのたき) - Nachi Falls
  • Level 56: 弊社 (へいしゃ) - our company
  • Level 57: 癒す (いやす) - to heal something

Thursday, September 23 - Published

Vocabulary

  • Level 7: 人里 (ひとざと) - human habitation
  • Level 57: 蒼白 (そうはく) - pallid
  • Level 57: 拓哉 (たくや) - Takuya
  • Level 58: 浄瑠璃 (じょうるり) - joruri, ballad
  • Level 58: 瑠璃色 (るりいろ) - bright blue

Moving

  • Level 57: (kanji) - moving up to level 60 to reflect how advanced and uncommon it is.
  • Level 57: 定款 (ていかん) - moving up to level 60 to reflect how advanced and uncommon it is.
  • Level 57: 約款 (やっかん) - moving up to level 60 to reflect how advanced and uncommon it is.

Hiding

  • Level 57: 借款 (しゃっかん) - this word is very uncommon, and we have enough other words to practice the readings ofand 款.

Thursday, September 30 - Published

Vocabulary

  • Level 34: 里芋 (さといも) - taro
  • Level 58: 菅原 (すがはら, すがわら) - Sugahara, Sugawara
  • Level 58: (しゃく) - pouring alcohol
  • Level 58: 酌量 (しゃくりょう) - making allowances
  • Level 59: 詠歌 (えいか) - poem
  • Level 59: 詠嘆 (えいたん) - exclamation

Moving

  • Level 58: (kanji) - moving up to level 60 to reflect how advanced and uncommon it is.

Hiding

  • Level 58: 媒酌 - this word is obscure, we have enough other words to practice this reading of 媒, and we’ve addedand 酌量 to practice this reading of 酌.

Thursday, October 7 - Published

Vocabulary

  • Level 9: 空手 (からて) - karate
  • Level 59: 梓川 (あずさがわ) - Azusa River
  • Level 59: 沙羅 (さら) - Sara
  • Level 60: 某国 (ぼうこく) - a certain country
  • Level 60: 某所 (ぼうしょ) - a certain place
  • Level 60: 某氏 (ぼうし) - a certain person

Hiding

  • Level 5: 里心 - this word is very old-fashioned and rarely used these days, and we’ve added 人里 and 里芋 to cover the さと (and ざと) readings of 里.
  • Level 18: 可分 (かぶん) - this is an obscure technical word, and we have lot of other words to practice these readings.

Thursday, October 14 - Published

Kanji

  • Level 25: (ばく) - greenhouse

Vocabulary

  • Level 7: ナポレオン三世 (なぽれおんさんせい) - Napoleon III
  • Level 25: 莫大 (ばくだい) - huge
  • Level 31: 豊富 (ほうふ) - abundant
  • Level 60: 詠う (うたう) - to compose
  • Level 60: 酌み交わす (くみかわす) - to drink together
  • Level 60: (なにがし) - someone or other

Moving

  • Level 31: 経路 (けいろ) - moving down to level 20, as this is a common word, and both kanji are available by level 20.

Hiding

  • Level 41: 原潜 (げんせん) - this is uncommon, and we have enough other words to practice these readings.

Thursday, November 4 - Published

Kanji

  • Level 10: - page

Vocabulary

  • Level 10: (ページ) - page
  • Level 15: 由来 (ゆらい) - origin
  • Level 21: 無くす (なくす) - to get rid of something
  • Level 44: 北斗七星 (ほくとしちせい) - the Big Dipper
  • Level 44: 一斗缶 (いっとかん) - eighteen liter container

Thursday, November 11 - Published

Vocabulary

  • Level 5: その他 (そのた、そのほか) - the others
  • Level 9: 交代 (こうたい) - change
  • Level 15: 乗馬 (じょうば) - horseback riding
  • Level 20: 経由 (けいゆ) - via
  • Level 42: 殺虫剤 (さっちゅうざい) - insecticide
  • Level 45: 硬貨 (こうか) - coin

Thursday, November 18 - Published

Vocabulary

  • Level 15: 乗客 (じょうきゃく) - passenger
  • Level 29: 豚カツ (とんかつ) - tonkatsu
  • Level 35: 自撮り (じどり) - selfie
  • Level 37: 抱っこ (だっこ) - holding in one’s arms
  • Level 45: 献立 (こんだて) - menu
  • Level 52: 綾取り (あやとり) - cat’s cradle

Moving

  • Level 60: (kanji) - moving down to level 39 as it is very simple visually, and the related vocabulary is reasonably common.
  • Level 60: 囚人 (しゅうじん) - moving down to level 39.
  • Level 60: 死刑囚 (しけいしゅう) - moving down to level 39.

Thursday, November 25 - Published

Vocabulary

  • Level 7: 内ポケット (うちぽけっと) - inside pocket
  • Level 29: 乗車券 (じょうしゃけん) - ticket
  • Level 30: 我が〜 (わが) - our
  • Level 35: 鑑みる (かんがみる) - to be in light of something
  • Level 38: 由緒 (ゆいしょ) - lineage
  • Level 47: 彫る (ほる) - to carve something

Moving

  • Level 32: 傷める (いためる) - moving up to level 36 to allow 痛める to become established first.

Thursday, December 2 - Published

Vocabulary

  • Level 10: 回答 (かいとう) - answer
  • Level 26: 任せる (まかせる) - to entrust something
  • Level 27: お任せ (おまかせ) - leaving decisions to someone else
  • Level 31: 我が国 (わがくに) - our country
  • Level 36: 同窓会 (どうそうかい) - class reunion
  • Level 39: 由緒正しい (ゆいしょただしい) - of honorable lineage

Moving

  • Level 7: spear (radical) - moving up to level 21 to match the level of the first kanji () containing this radical.

Thursday, December 9 - Published

Vocabulary

  • Level 6: 出社 (しゅっしゃ) - going to the office
  • Level 29: 任す (まかす) - to entrust something
  • Level 30: 豚骨ラーメン (とんこつらーめん) - tonkotsu ramen
  • Level 33: 居候 (いそうろう) - freeloader
  • Level 36: 怪我 (けが) - injury
  • Level 45: 仕える (つかえる) - to serve

As always, we’d love to hear your feedback, either in the comments below or by email: hello@wanikani.com. :crocodile::crab::two_hearts:

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Lots of new fun stuff! Thank you for adding it!

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Well I guess it’s not that many more…

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Oh, this is great!

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I’m getting the urge to unburn the part of the pair that is already on WaniKani so I can review both items of the pair at the same time, but that’s literally the opposite of the intention of what the WaniKani team has been working on with these transitivity pair updates :joy:

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It’s great to have new content. I wouldn’t remove existing content as many people already have it in their review pipeline and it would be a waste to lose it as they have already put some effort into learning it. Maybe it should be removed only for new members?

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I think this is great! :grin: The transitivity-intransitivity verb pairs were always a weak-point for me, so I’m looking forward to cramming these when you release them! book_durtle

And to be honest, I’ve missed doing WK-lessons! :joy:

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Love these :sparkling_heart: Looking forward to see what kind of change this makes to people’s experience in the Pleasant levels.

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:fire::fire::fire:

That’s all.

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That’s a good point but we’re not currently able to remove items for specific members unfortunately :frowning:

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It would be nice if hidden items could still be reviewed. Although, I assume that is something that was discussed when items started getting hidden

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I know it’s not related to these content additions, but could you add “tangle” to the blocklist for 絞? I don’t have direct proof, but I just got a report that somebody legitimately believed this was the meaning of that kanji and (incorrectly) got it right.

Thank you Jerry@Joeni

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Hey Jenny :grin:

I don’t have anything to contribute to the thread but I’ll always say hi :raising_hand_man: .

I do have an idea about something else though I’d like to run by you guys, Is it ok if I flesh it out then send it as an email to the hello@wanikani one :slight_smile: ?

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Thank you @TofuguJenny and @Kumirei! :slight_smile:

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Thanks for the quality updates Team :smiley:

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Thank you as always, Jenny! Some great additions!

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Guess there now something else for me to consider when trying to get to my 0/0 every level…

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Added “tangle”!

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Yes, please do! :heart:

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Okay will do! I’m in the middle of moving at the moment so I’ll send it through in a few days but it’ll be there for sure!

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