Here’s a screenshot of a recent addition to the vocab section of my personal notes document.
I’d like to thank Wanikani for permanently transforming the way I approach vocab memorization. These aren’t even as absurd as my mnemonics have gotten.
My favorite two are probably:
きっかけ – Origin, starting point (of an interest or phenomenon rather than something physical). “The reason I hate letters? It’s because I once kicked a ‘K.’ That was the starting point and now I hate all letters.” Use with the past tense (でした).
かれる - To wither/die, for trees and plants. He (彼) is a tree, and will rue the day he started to wither.
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