WaniKani Content Overhaul Announcement

I’ve vaguely heard the name, didn’t know it was an artist :wink:
I honestly thought it was a football player or something sports related XD

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You know what, I think there is a sports star named Beck. Maybe a basketball player? I know nothing about that though :laughing:

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While there is a basketballer named Corey Beck, I believe WaniKani is referring to the musician. I honestly could not call a single one of his songs to mind, though.

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I’m stuck on “drama” as well, it doesn’t really want to stick easily. Probably because I’ve never heard from that Beck person before. One up to replace that guy by something more memorable.

Question : I’m kinda lost with the new radicals update.
I updated the radicals I already learned that’s fine. Now they are radical I did not learn yet but can still use the relearning tool to learn them early. The question is : Will I learn the new meaning when those radical appears or will I learn the old meaning and then I should relearn them right away ?

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You don’t know what you’re missing then.

This one knows.

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I couldn’t for the life of me understand the reference. And I love a few of his songs (mostnamely Jackass)

“Questionable taste” mnemonics removed? Oh cool, WaniKani is also sacrificing its style to appease political correctors.

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Hahaha I know! I am currently living in the States!


There have been several warnings not to start that discussion again.


how long will the announcement banner stay?

For me, “geki” is a cute little green gecko, staring fiercely at the direction of the white tsunami. Just saying, make up your own stuff.


Never saw any, that was my first post.

Beck sang ‘Loser’ in the 90s.

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and “Where It’s At”

now i had a random kanji threwn in as lesson, as my lvl 27 content steers towards the end: 僕
i know this one of course, you see it all the time, but i was worried that i couldn’t see it on the lv 27 overview page. looked for it, seems it’s from lvl 12 or so.

wanikani feels strange right now. sudden workloads, backtracking, i hope things wili settle down soon… my real life is turbulent enough with me preparing to move, and high load is what i was hoping to avoid, with 1 week without internet in my new home. 200er review stacks on the phone are not pleasant.

Hi @anon20839864, it sounds like the old mnemonics will still be available for old users,

but what about old radical names? (Then again, for most of them I’ve renamed them to whatever the first Japanese sound (on’yomi or kun’yomi) I learn them as as a kanji is…)

Very curious because I’ve been on vacation mode for quite a while, and find radical names the hardest thing to remember already anyways.

Also will there be an option to “keep things I’ve already done the lessons for” as-is, but MOVE INTO THE FUTURE for all my new lessons? (If so, that would make me suuuuper happy.)

Thank you for answering my questions!

I know you’ve been hard at work for this for a while! CONGRATULATIONS on it being finished! I hope you can breathe a sigh of relief.

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the old radical names are invisible synonyms, at least for me, and presumably everyone, so you shouldn’t need to worry about that.

Some things have been shifted around to lower levels, so you might have new “old” level stuff to do now as well.


As @bladepoint said, the old radical names have been whitelisted so you will still be marked correct if you choose to use them instead.

I’m not 100% sure I understand your second question, but if you mean: can you choose to use the new mnemonics from now on and the old content for what you’ve already learned—sure. The old mnemonics are visible via the Display Old Mnemonics option in your settings, but unless you forgot a mnemonic and you don’t like the new one, there’s usually no reason to look at the explanations for stuff that’s in your review queue already anyway (right?).

So use the tool to relearn a couple radicals if you want to, but you don’t have to, and use the new mnemonics if you want to, but you don’t have to. It’s all up to you.

If I misunderstood your question, let me know! (And thank you. I’ll breathe a sigh of relief once things have died down [if they every do].)


Yeah, for my second question I basically just meant for radicals and kanji alike, the old answers will still be accepted. Since you’ve said they’re whitelisted (and confirmed @bladepoints suspicion) then that’s awesome. And for the ones I don’t remember anyway, I’ll use the new ones. ^^ This is great.


(What a perfect blend… like a dark roast coffee… Mmm!)

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