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I can't get my if statement to evaluate to false

I am trying to make a quiz program. I want this quiz program to test Kanji (Japanese characters). I wrote this code:

question = input("What's the kanji for GO?" ) kanji = ["行く"]

if kanji == True: print("thats correct!") else: print("Try again!")

as soon as I wrote it I knew that it will always evaluate to True. How can I make it so when I type out the kanji >>行く on the input it will check if it's correct and print "That's correct" or if I type something else it will say "Try again". I would appreciate any help. Thank you.

1 Answer

Jason Anders
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,858 Points

Hi There,

For the if statement, you want to compare the input to the value in the variable. So something along the lines of

if question == kanji:

This will evaluate the value of the input against the value stored in the variable. If they match, it returns True.

Hope that helps.

:) :dizzy:

Thank you so much! That makes so much sense when I look at it. I can't believe I didn't think of it. I really appreciate your quick response.