Why is the "Finish" kanji in level 10...?

I’m very confused… Doesn’t WK show R, K, and V based on complexity?

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与 is in level 25, so definitely not. It’s more of a weighted balance between difficulty and how important it is to know. Probably also a bit of consideration to not overcomplicate each level so people don’t get too overwhelmed. (People still frequently do though)

Though that opens up its own can of worms because what is considered difficult, and what is considered most valuable varies greatly person to person.


It used to be level 2, but they moved it up a couple weeks ago:


Aye, “by complexity” is the general idea, but when a simple kanji is usually only paired with more complex kanji when it forms vocabulary words, it winds up getting a bit orphaned. In this instance, the words that include 了 which Jisho lists as being common are 完了 (where the other kanji is taught in level 14), 終了 (level 10), 了解 (level 21), 修了 (level 28), 了承 (level 34), 魅了 (level 30) and 満了 (level 25). WaniKani only teaches three of those vocab words, mind, but even so, if you’re learning 了 at level 2 but then not using it again until you see 終了 at level 10, then a minimum of almost eight weeks will pass between when you learn the kanji and when you put it into practice.


Come on OP, I thought you were a detective!


Shush! B- Baka…
Edit: Realized that you were making a reference to Kyoko.

Good one.

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shouldn’t it be on level 60, so that you learn it when you finish wanikani :laughing:

Think about it: A year or more without knowing the kanji 了.

I feel like that would cause many problems.

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It’s not a very common kanji compared to the other stuff you learn before it. Japanese students only “”““learn””“” it officially in grade 9, and it’s not even in the top 500 most common ones (and do remember, with 30-35 kanji each level, you learn about 300-350 by level 10, so it’s actually before other, more common kanji). WK is balancing two things here, both the complexity of the kanji, but also how useful they are. This is why you are taught most of the 80 first grader jouyou kanji by level 5, even though it could be easily said, that they aren’t the simplest appearance-wise.