Multiple Decks and Vocabulary Problems

I’m currently using 4 decks to study Japanese at the moment which are: 10k - Kitsun Optimized, Genki Complete Vocabulary, JLPT N5 Vocabulary - Kitsun and the WaniKani Reversed Deck. Since I’m learning 4 decks, it sometimes give the same word back. For example I get 一つ in both the WaniKani Reversed Deck and the JLPT N5 Vocabulary - Kitsun Deck. Is it possible to filter a deck for words I’m also learning in a different deck?

Second of all is with the WaniKani Reversed Deck, how do you deal with it asking for Woman or girl as it can be all of the following: 女、女の子、女の人、女子、少女.


If helpful, you can use the WK deck filter where you can add words into your ‘known’ account via your WaniKani level. There is also the new ‘known words’ under tools if coming from other sources.

Usually before starting a new deck, I will filter out the ‘known’ words. In this case maybe do it periodically or just actively hibernate during lesson when you encounter a word that you don’t need to study (you can even set a hotkey via setting to hibernate cards)

For the girl words, personally I’d just add them all as possible synonyms and move on with my life rather than spinning around for the exact correct one. You can do this via the little blue button on the back of card in the upper left corner and then add whatever you like, including your own notes on a community deck.

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Thanks for the helpful response.

I’m having a little trouble figuring out how to use the WK deck filter. I followed the instructions on how to use it, but have no idea where to locate the select level tag. If possible, can you teach me how to use it?


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  1. Click manage cards in the deck

  2. Click the advanced search button

  1. Use ‘Search Tag’

  2. Enter desire level you want to add to ‘known’. Not sure how many tags Kitsun can handle, usually keep it simple

Note, the level tags and value (kanji and vocab) are in the tag. You could filter out just vocab or kanji but I think most add both at same time (user choice)

  1. Once filtered, you can select all the cards within that filter
  1. Then go to actions and ‘add to known words’

And that’s about it.

For the decks you are using:

  1. You can go back to your deck and go to ‘manage cards’ for the deck you are working on and filter by ‘known’. Cards with have purple status under ‘known’

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  1. Select all the cards just (just like step 5 above)

  2. Hibernate your ‘known’ content

And that is it. It’s up to the user how they prefer to filter or how they want to Kitsun along with WK. If not clear, just let me know.

If you are using the WK reverse deck, I think it add as well for your vocab naturally as you do lessons as long as you progress at the same speed. However, this filter also adds Kanji and I have few Kanji decks posted either for writing or reading/mean that this works with work with.