Why is it being marked wrong?


#1

I am a new WaniKani user and I have gotten to the part with Kanji readings. I type out the kanji readings and it marks it as incorrect even though I am using the correct kana (same characters as when I look below and it gives the correct answer). I then have to copy paste that correct answer into the answer field in order to get it right. Am I doing something wrong that it is marking it incorrect? This only happens with some…


#2

Why is my reading answer for 入 (にゅう), 上 (じょう), 九 (きゅう), 力 (りょく), 十 (じゅう), or 女 (じょ) being marked incorrect? I’m putting in the right answer!

Most likely, you are putting in a big や, ゆ, or よ instead of a small one. See the difference?

じよう = jiyou
じょう = jyou

きゆう = kiyuu
きゅう = kyuu

りよく = riyoku
りょく = ryoku

じゆう = jiyuu
じゅう = jyuu

じよ = jiyo
じょ = jyo

The difference is big, and it’s important to get these correct. For example, じゆう means “freedom,” so if you wrote that instead of じゅう, you would be saying something completely different.

Read the FAQ for more helpful tips.


#3

WK doesn’t teach the basics of Japanese. It’s advisable to go review Japanese pronunciation and kana before starting.