Bug with a kanji drill

Asked 6 years ago

I added kanji to my drills myself to learn some more, but it appears that there's something wrong with one of them.

See the picture below. I chose the 3rd option, but it says it's incorrect. So I checked the dictionary, because I was sure that 死's on'yomi was also シ.
Looks like I was right. Both 1 and 3 are correct in this case, but it only accepts option 1. 


full image: http://i.imgur.com/X96XH82.png

Know someone who might be able to answer this question?

1 Answer


Gadzooks! You found a bug! But now we've fixed it.  The problem stemmed from us choosing alternative answers and not properly checking for duplicates in certain ways. We've just stress tested this particular drill and it looks fixed now with our changes. This fixes any potential duplicate issues when finding kanji with the same on-yomi or kun-yomi.

Thanks again!

Answered 6 years ago

Arigatou :)

Commented 6 years ago

I think there are some other drills like this one. For example I think the drills for きます asking for the dictionary version. They don't specify which verb they're looking for. Whether it's きる (to wear) or くる。 And yet they have both answers in the list. I just encountered that problem again in the Te-form drills for いる。It doesn't specify which verb whether it's いる (to be) or いる(to need). They also have both answers in the list. I don't know if I missing something about the conjugation or spelling I'm supposed to be looking for, but its fairly confusing right now.

Commented 6 years ago

The drill where the answer for きます is くる (which is an irregular verb) specifies that it wants the dictionary version. Irregular verbs are 'irregular' and don't follow specific patterns, so you just have to memorize them. While きる is an ichidan verb in the dictionary. Ichidan verbs only change る with ます, which in this case would make きます, which is where I believe you're confusion is coming from. However, I have never encountered a situation where きる can be changed to きます, this is why one needs to be careful when irregular verbs start showing up. If you've come across a drill or lesson where きる can be changed to きます though could you let me know. I'd be grateful if you could tell me that I'm spreading false info in that case.

Commented 6 years ago

I've found a lot of bugs like this one recently, with duplicates. Is there any way of doing it other than screenshot by screenshot? Getting on average 1 in 10 drills have a bad set of answers so might be here awhile :|

Crimson Amaryllis
Commented 6 years ago