Wanikani Meaning

what does wanikani mean? alligator,.

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I will answer any question asked that is not all in caps

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Any question?

what’s your credit card number?

4539040022297125

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WHAT DOES WAnIKANI MEAN? ALLIGATOR…

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That’s Koichi’s credit card number, isn’t it? :stuck_out_tongue:

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What’s your favourite movie, and why is it the Ninja Turtles?

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Sorry, I had to shift my attention for a moment to something work related :rofl:

Okay, here’s my answer.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 . The one where they went to Japan.

I really like the guy with the hockey mask, so I was into that one as a kid. Casey, I think? He may have barely been in it, but that’s how I remember it in the present.

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Suddenly I’m wondering what’d happen if I ran that “credit card number” through Shift-JIS…

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It’s a wordplay

Yep, you can call “Wani” an alligator
and “kani” a crab

Look at the many images around the forums or when loading your lessons or reviews, you’ll see it’s a creature with the head of an alligator and the body of a crab

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Chinese characters first came to Japan on official seals, letters, swords, coins, mirrors, and other decorative items imported from China.

However, the Japanese of that era probably had no comprehension of the script, and would remain illiterate until the fifth century AD. A semi-legendary scholar called Wani (王仁) was dispatched to Japan in the early fifth century, bringing with him knowledge of Confucianism and Chinese characters.

The Japanese language had no written form at the time Chinese characters were introduced, and texts were written and read only in Chinese. So Wani is kind of the individual who bestowed written language upon the Japanese people.

Wani means alligator and Kani means crab

WaniKani is a mash up of a historic name and used to create a mascot I’m guessing. It’s also kinda catchy! The true meaning may better be articulated by the owner of the company.

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No, it’s just the alligator. No historic name.

It’s in keeping with Tofugu, which is tofu+fugu.

It’s to much of a coincidence for the historical reference I found to not be relevant somehow. The man who taught the Japanese to read Kanji is named Wani. I mean come on!

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… Maybe he was an alligator too.

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The meaning of WaniKani is to fill koichi’s pockets with money and his heart with pride.

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