What's your worst leech?


#21

I keep messing up the words “fourth day, four things, six things, three things,” and so on.

Even though they are words from the first three levels I can’t seem to remember the reading.


#22

I am THIS close to printing the symbols on paper, hanging them on my wall and throwing darts at them.

Funny thing is, despite hating this word with a passion, I still can’t remember it… :disappointed_relieved:


#23

What’s helped for me with 人数 is, instead of the Sue I usually use for 数 mnemonics, I started using Zeus instead. So in this case, Zeus is counting people, his worshipers. Sue has no reason to count people. Zeus does, because he gains power from the amount of people worshiping him.

I dunno if this will help, but it turned from one of my bigger leeches to one of my stronger mnemonics.

My worst leech is apparently 八日, and I believe it. I can never remember if it’s よう or よっ and I always mess it up at the worst time.


#25

I am sorry as I have no idea, but what is leech in WK terminology? Thanks!


#26

Currently mine is 事情. Again with the abstraction.


#27

I apparently cannot remember the meaning of 転ぶ, which is surprising to me, because although I often get it wrong, I would have thought any of the expectation/anticipation vocab words would be further up on my list.


#28

This is exactly why 四日 is currently sitting at the top of my list. Though, until my morning review session today it was 入所 which is now sitting right above 入場 because I can’t for the life of me keep those sorted.


#29

In a nutshell, a “leech” is an item on Wanikani that you keep getting wrong. I assume they are named that way because they constantly leech away from your accuracy percentage.

You can try these two third party apps if you want: SRS Level Progress to monitor your leeches, and Leech Trainer to actively practice them.

Hope this helps! :slight_smile:

EDIT: Derp, I somehow responded to the wrong comment :face_with_hand_over_mouth: This is directed at @dpicardal


#30

鳥馬長
They’re not leeches as far as recognizing them, but when it comes to writing them by hand… oh boy…


#31

I just encountered all this level 14 vocabulary about wishes, desires, requests, and hopes and I think I’m going to lose my mind! I’m about to be covered in hungry leeches!


#32

I separated them like this -

8 is the bigger number, so 八日 sounds kinda slow and fat, therefore it is ようか (youka) with the longer vowel length. Or, 8 has two small o’s in it, therefore it has a Japanese double-o sound. 4 is smaller, faster, and snappier, therefore 四日 is よっか (yokka). Snap those k’s!


#33

Is that a script? If so can you tell me which one?


#34

Download stylus extension and look for wanikani dark breeze^^


#35

LOL I could imagine 一つ being my worst leech as well.


#36

Someone was talking about pairs or groups of items that they always confuse…

総合 =/= 統合
:face_with_symbols_over_mouth:

Someday I’ll get them both out of apprentice…