Why, Wanikani? [Yet another 金玉 thread]

lol, I wouldn’t consider them bad words, but maybe a little NSFW (they might not be, I’m still fairly clueless about how taboo certain topics are in Japan)

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It looks like a hat for a small head.


The best way to remove testicles from wanikani is to burn the vocabulary.

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I’ve asked about this before as well. I sometimes use Wanikani in my staff room at school in Japan, and there are a handful of words throughout its levels (not just this one) that I’d rather not have flash across my screen.

I was offered a WIP script to try to block certain words, but never wound up getting it to work. I would love to see a “temporarily remove from reviews,” or “remove from reviews from [time] to [time]” option in the future.

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I have the same issue, so I minimize the browser. The kanji will still show up, but they’re MUCH smaller and I can usually fly through them without anyone noticing. :laughing:

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I’m honestly curious about this. What is wrong with the word testicles?
I understand removing offensive language, but testicles?

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If it was the anatomical term for testicles, like 精巣せいそう or 睾丸こうがん, it might seem more like serious study and a little less embarrassing to have on your screen, but 金玉 is more like “balls” in English, in terms of how it’s used. It’s a colloquialism. Japanese people, and certainly students, would react to it I imagine.

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Oh, I see. Thanks for the explanation.

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RIP, 乱交 ;_;7

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Lmao, 精巣
Literally semen nest
That’s a good one

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I don’t mind the words being on WK in general. It makes for a fun story you can tell your friends, but as I also do many of my reviews at work, it definitely makes it awkward when they show up. I wouldn’t be mad if they removed them, since they’re a pretty small number of words.

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Omg I do the exact same thing, I get so nervous when teachers are around and testicles just appear on the screen :joy:

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yeah, you want to burn testicles.

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Great balls of fire!

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Useful for Gintama :smiley:

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That’s exactly what I thought of when I saw the vocab.

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Fun fact. One time in my class, my Japanese coworker asked me what my favorite anime was and that was the first thing I could think of at the time.

She misheard me…and accidentally said what she misheard…

There were a lot of laughs from the students that class. She was embarrassed and I felt a little bad too, but it was fine in the end.

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aren’t you supposed to work at work? :stuck_out_tongue:

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Pffft! That’s the last thing I want to do at work. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

I don’t want to work! I just want to WaniKani all day!

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First time posting on the forums, and this is what you say… I look forward to seeing you around, good sir/ma’am, what a spectacular introduction!

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Im having the same thing from the student perspective, everytime it comes up im doing it asap and then look behind me if they saw it, im sitting in the first row so i know what you mean

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