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Hey all!

We've got two easy ways for you to get some renshuu pro and help others at the same time!


1. Vocabulary pictures!


Get a free day of renshuu pro for every three vocabulary pictures you upload!
A. Find any vocabulary term that doesn't have a picture already, and click the image icon (it may be under the ... icon).
B. Use the search tool to tag a picture that represents that word!

*All pictures must be verified, but so far, only about 1% of pictures have been off-topic, so not a big worry.
*Only for terms without pictures.

2. Kanji mnemonics


Get a free day of pro for each kanji mnemonic you add to the site!
A. Find any kanji without a mnemonic, and add one! (Must be public!)
*All mnemonics will be verified as well!

Period

July and August of 2019 (All pictures/mnemonics already added will also count retroactively)
Extended through September of 2019!!


There's no limit to how much one user can get, so go for it!


What is a mnemonic?

A mnemonic is a memory device used to easily remember something complex. With kanji, people typically make stories out of the parts of the kanji.
Example: (to rest, take a break)
The left part is the radical for person, while the right part is the kanji for tree. So, I added the following:
A person resting against a tree.
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12 months ago (Edited 10 months ago.)
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Years Studied: Too many
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Level: 153, : 510
I went and added a few images. Something's weird about the search engine though, when using the default google.com search engine, the results are completely different than the results I get if I go to google.com or google.co.jp and run an image search. Like, I tried to add an image for , and even though running an image search on the actual google sites mostly returns images of random teenage guys, the results on here are mostly creepy looking dolls O_o And for , despite actual Google image search results returning lots of infinity symbols, the results on renshuu are mostly concert photos.
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12 months ago
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Studying: JLPT2
Level: 153, : 212
It would be nice if we could add our own pictures. I was trying to do some winter terms and all I was getting was boy bands, weird dolls, and for some reason an octopus. I have some I took that illustrate the terms exactly, but there is no way to post them.
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12 months ago
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the Google search in the site is limited to pictures that do not have copyright restrictions on them. I want to do everything I can to prevent copyrighted pictures from bring uploaded... This is my main reason for that. I realize it's not ideal. We should have the interface for a huge clip art site up as soon as they get some issues worked out.
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12 months ago
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Years Studied: 8
Studying: JLPT N3
Level: 3, : 6
I added a kanji mnemonic to the simple kanji of DA/TA but a didn't get the renshuu pro even for a single day. how do I activate it?
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12 months ago
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I looked closer at the google search parameters, and I believe it is getting a broader range now of images that can still safely be used on the site. Try out some searches, let me know if its improved.

NEKO - sorry, let me clarify it in the original post. I'm going to do batches on Sunday of each week so you don't get a bunch of individual 1-day vouchers, but ones for the entire week. I hope this works for you!
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12 months ago
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Years Studied: Too many
Studying: Random things
Level: 153, : 510
Found a possible bug with adding images. I tried to add an image for from the google search engine, but after clicking the check box, although it turned green, the popup didn't close and the dictionary didn't update. I was able to add an image using the pixabay image just fine.
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12 months ago
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Which image was it?
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12 months ago
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Years Studied: On and off since 2006 (mostly off, between 2008 and 2018)
Studying: N3 N2
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I like that you clarified the bold / undelined rules for the mnemonics. I changed mine accordingly (and maybe corrected a couple mistakes…).

Found a possible bug with adding images. I tried to add an image for from the google search engine, but after clicking the check box, although it turned green, the popup didn't close and the dictionary didn't update. I was able to add an image using the pixabay image just fine.
いました。

I noticed I have to click twice, did you try?
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12 months ago
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It was the second image in the second row. Clicking twice didn't do anything. Interestingly, I ran the search again and tried the first image in that row and it worked just fine.
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12 months ago
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Both errors should be resolved (the double clicking, the image that froze).
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12 months ago
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Years Studied: Too many
Studying: Random things
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Thanks, I tried the image again and it worked.
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12 months ago
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Years Studied: 8
Studying: JLPT N3
Level: 3, : 6
マイコー は 07 25, 8:55に

NEKO - sorry, let me clarify it in the original post. I'm going to do batches on Sunday of each week so you don't get a bunch of individual 1-day vouchers, but ones for the entire week. I hope this works for you
yes alright. that works perfectly fine.arrigatou. 9(O>O)9 
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12 months ago
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The first week's bonuses are out! Partially due to the fact that some users were able to get in early on the action during the previous beta round, a few hundred days' worth of renshuu pro was given out! 

Next update will be on the following Sunday, so keep on adding those pictures!
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12 months ago
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Years Studied: On and off since 2006 (mostly off, between 2008 and 2018)
Studying: N3 N2
Level: 28, : 104
Thank you, this period of pro Renshuu will allow for a perfect preparation of the JLPT N3! Also, it feels like it's really helpful. There are already dozens of kanjis that I used to confuse with similar-looking kanjis that I won't confuse any more. And the process of looking for images (while repeating the word needing illustration) is also useful in itself). Hopefully the illustrations will also be useful to all.
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12 months ago
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Studying: JLPT2
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Well, looks like it doesn't automatically apply the bonus if you have a subscription. Now I have to wait a full year until I can redeem the days. If I manage to remember that long. Really could have used the extension on my renewal date.
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12 months ago
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じゅうり - this functionality is not available for some of the payment processors that I use, so I did not take the time to build it into the site. That being said, at the end of the bonus period, I will, for those paying with a compatible payment type (it does work for Amazon, have not checked with the other two yet.), I will be happy to extend the subscriptions manually.
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12 months ago
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Years Studied: On and off since 2006 (mostly off, between 2008 and 2018)
Studying: N3 N2
Level: 28, : 104
Shouldn't the pictures be visible after one answered (correctly or incorrectly) during the vocab quizzes? It's not the case for me. If not, could there be an option for this? Seeing the pic while listening to the word would probably help create more useful connections, between my ears.
Also, the pics are sometimes hard to identify, on the phone screen. I tried to select those I picked with this issue in mind, but sometimes they're not quite clear at first glance. If they could be 25% taller (compared to how they appear in the dictionary), that would be great.
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12 months ago (Edited 12 months ago.)
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Years Studied: On and off since 2006 (mostly off, between 2008 and 2018)
Studying: N3 N2
Level: 28, : 104
Also, now that there are hundreds of images, and soon thousands, there is a new display issue:
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The link to sentences would need to be on the line below the 3 buttons, as a possible solution, to avoid most words being cut in 2 lines, and the translation cut in too many lines. Here you see that because of the line break, it would take a few attempts to read it correctly. てっきーよう。。。てっきよう。。。てっきょう
Or the pic could be on the right, above the line with "sentences" and the 3 buttons
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12 months ago (Edited 12 months ago.)
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Both seem fixable. Will work on it tomorrow!
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12 months ago
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