スペイン語で WaniKani? WaniKani in spanish?


#1

Probably I´m not the only Spanish speaker in this community. Maybe in a not too distant future can we learn kanji directly in Spanish?

Probablemente no sea el único hablante de español en esta comunidad ¿Quizás en un futuro no muy lejano podremos aprender kanji directamente en español?

Saludos desde Argentina


#2

I don’t know what the plans for WK are, but there are probably 10 east asian languages I would cover first as WK because that it where most Japanese learners are actually at.


#3

I believe from previous threads I think the mnemonics only work in English so the work of doing that weren’t be “profitable”. Maybe a community based solution can work. Since there are thousands and thousands of lines to modify for the desired language. On the other hand, knowing English, to me, seems more important to know that Japanese.


#4

Although I agree with this, I think the idea of “only learn English and you’re done” might be a little too toxic these days. There’s so much to learn in other languages that neglecting it too much isn’t a good idea. So the idea of “learn English first” might not be a healthy one.

Nevertheless, I don’t think this translation thing will happen. (Un)fortunately, the market asks for innovation and trying to make things in other languages only delays that. WaniKani isn’t a big company either, so there’s the need to use the few resources they have as effectively as they can.


#5

I meant to put English as a higher priority due to all of the use cases that English entails. People can learn 3 languages.


#6

Hola de México :slight_smile:

Yeah, I don’t think we’ll get WaniKani in Spanish anytime soon. It’s probably not profitable, and anyway there’s always stuff like Anki, which is free, and I bet someone’s made a Kanji/Spanish deck already.

Also, parte del problema is just how different our Spanishes are. Basic things and grammar would be mostly ok, but the moment you start with colloquialisms and jerga it’s near impossible. If a Spaniard were to tell me something was la leche I wouldn’t get what’s going on with the milk. If I told you “Eres un fresa!” maybe you wouldn’t get why I was calling you a strawberry?

(holy shit I wrote this very pocho)