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astridv ([personal profile] astridv) wrote2017-01-06 12:22 pm

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My new year's resolution is to read at least 1000 kanji by the end of the year, and to that purpose I've joined A few friends have been using their system to drill kanji and the results are rad.

Couple years ago I signed up for N3 of the JLPT to motivate myself to study kanji and vocab, and it did work in that I got just enough of the material stuffed in my short term memory to pass... but most of that fell out of my head right after, so I decided it's pointless to study for tests I don't even need. Wanikani otoh is studying for studying's sake... it's a bit like a computer game, with levels you can reach, and I can do it from my mobile so it seems like a more productive use of my bus rides than just playing Candy Crush.

The beginning is excruciatingly slow especially if you already know some Japanese, but I was assured that soon enough you get more lessons and quizzes than you can handle in a day. I've already unlocked the first kanji. :) Their system of spaced learning looks very sound.
ratcreature: Good Luck! (good luck)

[personal profile] ratcreature 2017-01-06 04:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Good luck with this. Because I'm not learning Japanese, I have no experience with that site in particular, but having a mobile app do the spaced repetition has worked well for me with learning vocabulary. Much easier than back in the day when you had to sort your vocabulary cards in different sets in your box and had to keep track yourself.