Which reading to use?

Sometimes when I type in the reading for a particular kanji, such as Nama (life), it’s wrong, as their is another reading Sei. Also Shita and Ka for below. Question: How do we know what reading to input??

For WaniKani you can choose either for the kanji but the vocab has only one correct meaning and you’ll have to remember which one it is.


For the kanji (pink background) one category of reading (either onyomi or kunyomi) is expected because it’s the one that was taught. If you enter the other, it won’t be marked wrong, it’ll just shake and you can enter the other.

For vocab (purple background) there is only one acceptable reading, because that’s a word.


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