What's your worst leech?

解ける → to be solved
付ける → to attach (not “be attached”)

That just tripped me up.

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Right now, not doing too well with these level 56 vocab items:

大尉
中尉
少尉

Maybe this will help: Let's climb Tokyo Skytree - level 60 in spring 2022 - #1426 by RoseEater

I just failed 空車. Stupid open Taxi. I thought it was another word for airplane. Makes more sense :joy:

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It’s about to be 優 because I just did the lesson for 憂 and I just know I’m going to mix them up. :joy:

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You already did :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:.

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My three worst leeches are:

  • 人数, which I either mistake for the word 人類 or, more often, forget its rendaku (にんずう)
  • 転ぶ, which means “to fall down”, because I mistake it’s meaning for 転がる, which means “to roll”
  • 熱心, because I often conflate these three vocabulary words: 情熱, 感心, and 熱心

My worst kanji leech is 夫, because of its visual similarity to 末, 未, and 失, though, interestingly, I’ve never confused 末 and 未 with each other.

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I’m now going to type “air car” at least once in your honor.

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If you haven’t seen it in months, you might ACTUALLY type it :crazy_face:

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幸運 and 幸福 infuriate me because they seem like they should have each other’s meanings. Also I’ve burned 通う but every time 行う comes up I still think “OK this got me last time but I know this means ‘to commute’, thank goodness” :skull:

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ぶ looks like something you might fall from (I bet the dakuon does exactly that, falling down);
る has a nicely rounded shape, it probably rolls well.

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That’s a much better way to remember the difference until it fixes itself in my mind; thank you!

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I like the mnemonic that WK provides for 転がる about a girl rolling down the hill with a core! Often for the tricky okurigana-based readings there’ll be a hint like that on one of the entries.

六日 for some reason?? In reality it should be the radical 中!Middle… Inside… ARGH!!

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名字 for the longest time messed me up. I get it correctly now, but man.
I always forgot what it meant: First name or last name, gaaaaaah

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十 is the worst. I get that they call it cross so they can use it in the mnemonics, but still…

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Yeah it totally looks like a cross to me too.

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I imagine Ricky Gervais as a sumo wrestler. Another ricky is horsepower (馬力). I am happy to hear there aren’t many.

But 力 is still on my leech list as a vocab word, along with 刀 as kanji, because that little tip doesn’t always register and the only sword I can think of is katana.