Word suggestion from a beginner

word
本日

reading
ほんじつ

meaning
today; this day

jisho.org
https://jisho.org/word/本日

I frequently encounter this word in vtuber tweets and speech.

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This is a great suggestion. Definitely often encountered and illustrates the various readings of 本 and 日 in contrast with 日本. @Mods

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I read it as 日本 70% of the time.

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it a must then :rofl:

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I was almost sure this was already on WK :thinking:

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There are a lot of posts for “why isn’t X word on WaniKani” but this really probably would be a good one.

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I could have sworn it was too, but I just checked the API, and there’s nothing. It isn’t even hidden.

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Can’t you just delete it completely? :thinking:

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You can, but it’s usually a bad idea in a database, since you’ll end up with orphaned records that you won’t have an easy way to track down. In the case of a subject like 本日(ほんじつ) (huh, it does the furigana automatically), there would be all the assignments, reviews, and study materials that would have to be deleted too. Usually when there are child records, it’s a best practice to disable/hide the records instead.

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It’s the same reason deleted users get an anon##### name on Discourse.

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Added this to our list of words we’ll look into potentially adding :ok_hand:

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