WaniKani Content Update: June 26, 2020

Hey, y’all👋 I just wanted to give you a heads-up, WaniKani is welcoming some new radicals, kanji, and vocabulary to our family within a couple days!

Just like when we added some new items last year (6/3/2019 update, 7/4/2019 update and 7/25/2019 update), the items would simply appear and then trickle into the lessons of those of you at the right levels. You won’t have to do anything to get the new items. There won’t be any downtime on the site, either👌

We think this addition will be useful for your Japanese literacy! We hope you’ll enjoy learning the new stuff (and burning 'em):fire:

Once they’re successfully added, I’ll update this post with more details. Stay tuned!

The update is live🎉!
Here’s what has been added.

New Radicals
Lvl 41: 宣 Proclaim
Lvl 41: 華 Showy - This item is “re-added”! -

New Kanji
Lvl 35: 喋 Chat (ちょう) | しゃべ
Lvl 36: 鮭 Salmon さけ, しゃけ
Lvl 39: 宛 Address あて
Lvl 40: 妖 Supernatural よう | (あや)
Lvl 41: 喧 Noisy けん | (やかま)
Lvl 41: 嘩 Rowdy か
Lvl 49: 蹴 Kick (しゅう) | け

New Vocabulary
Lvl 35: 喋る To Chat, To Talk しゃべる
Lvl 36: 鮭 Salmon さけ, しゃけ
Lvl 39: 宛名 Addressee, Name and Address あてな
Lvl 40: 妖精 Fairy ようせい
Lvl 40: 妖怪 Monster, Yokai ようかい
Lvl 40: 妖しい Enchanting, Charming, Mysterious あやしい
Lvl 41: 喧嘩 Fight, Quarrel, Argument けんか
Lvl 41: 喧しい Noisy, Picky やかましい
Lvl 49: 蹴る ける To Kick, To Reject
Lvl 49: 一蹴する To Flatly Reject, To Brush Aside, To Easily Beat いっしゅうする

As always, please let us know if you have any questions, or see any problems with the new content! You can either post here, or email us at hello@wanikani.com:wink:Thank you!

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Woohoo! New kanji updates are always nice!

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maybe some those level 50+ kanji will finally get some vocab?!?

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Amazeballs!

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Nice to see the platform updated and improving. I wonder how you make the decision to add new content.

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Great! 楽しみに !

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suspense

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Woohoo! I’m hoping for 蚕. Not because it will complete the grade 6 joyo kanji, but because its a really cool and intuitive kanji. Insect from heaven? Obviously the silkworm!

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Nice, I wonder what will be added! And whether it will make some of the fast levels less fast…

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Wow! New radicals, kanji, and vocab. This is like ordering a new ramen at Ichiraku!!!

Give me two of everything!
:yum:

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So you’re saying you’re going to add more content to Wanikani on my birthday?!

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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It’ll only add a month at most, depending on when your guru item moves up to master. Awesome though, that you’re so close to All Burned!

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You’re never getting all-burn!

But new content!

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I can’t stop watching this.

Edit: Still watching.

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Aaaaaand my 2nd all burned date is getting pushed back again.
(Not that I mind though :stuck_out_tongue:)

Mood

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New baby durtles… goochie goochie goo!

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The update is live, guys :tada: :man_dancing:

giphy

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Thank you! More kanji = more Crabigator happiness!

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Many of them are actually based on suggestions from you guys (our dear users), and we’d make decisions using corpus, and having discussions with Japanese native speaking staff, etc to see how common they are and how useful they will be for our users. There will be more coming soon-ish!

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Let’s sign a petition for the next WK kanji vote fairly between all non-WK kanji:

0 voters

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