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Hide Definition Function

Hellera   December 2nd, 2010 11:47a.m.

My teacher almost never tests us on definitions and I mostly know them anyways, if I manage to remember the kanji. Therefore, I feel the need to hide definitions (like I can hide or show reading). When I see definitions I always feel like cheating. :P

Any hope of that ever happening?

nick   December 2nd, 2010 2:05p.m.

Can you describe more which kind of prompts you want to hide definitions on (reading, or writing)? What would you be prompted with--just the readings, instead?

Hellera   December 3rd, 2010 11:55a.m.

Yes, I'd like to be prompted with just the hiragana reading. Both when reading and writing. And then, when I get the kanji right, I'd see the definition, just like I the reading appears (if I have it hidden).

It's not a big problem for me, it's just something I feel would really help me learn better. (And shouldn't be too much of a headache to make, if there's already a similar system for readings?)

Hellera   December 3rd, 2010 12:02p.m.

I just realized that when I'm practicing reading, I'm prompted with just the kanji anyways, so what I said applies to writing only. Sorry. :P

pts   December 3rd, 2010 2:13p.m.

When I'm prompted with just the hiragana reading "こい" but without the definition, what should I write? 恋、鯉、故意、古意、濃い、来い、請い or 乞い.

Hellera   December 3rd, 2010 4:06p.m.

True that. I don't have all that many kanji yet and when I'm focusing on certain paragraps for tests, it's simpler too. But you make a valid point, sir.

nick   December 3rd, 2010 5:11p.m.

Yeah; the number of homophones in Japanese makes it so that we can't really do this all the time, and it's tough to know when we could do it, so I think we'll keep the definition as part of that prompt.

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