I learned them both three years ago and still misread 字 as 学 when it’s in a word with other kanji! I’m much better than I was, but still seem to mistake them for each other at first glance a lot of the time… meanwhile シ／ツ and ン／ソ have always been so easy for me?? Just one of those weird brain things I guess lol.
I unlocked 外れる on August 26th, 2015 (21 days after starting WaniKani), and nearly two years later… missed the burn again last week.
At 75 or so attempts, it isn’t even one I’ve missed the most (I know there are other items I have over 100 attempts at). It’s one that tends to get to master/enlightened, hang out there for a while and then show up right when I’ve re-confused it with others.
These leeches in general are so annoying, made a thread about it… Leech Squashing
外れ and 外れる, not sure why.
For some reason, I also always get 先生 wrong, even though it’s such a well-known word. I always seem to confuse the meaning with last year, instead of life, and then mess it up from there. It doesn’t happen with any of the life/year vocabulary…
I always mix up the 出 portion of the readings for the vocab 出す(to remove) and 出る (to exit), writing です for 出すand だる for 出る. It’s the worst because it’s so simple, but it’s hard to unlearn when the wrong way is in your head!