Are there any kind of mid-year sales for monthly and yearly subscriptions?

I kinda got hooked on wanikani, but a few weeks too late when the sales are over
I would consider subscribing, but I really don’t want to pay the full price.
10eur/month is not pocket change to me.

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They used to offer discount codes on the Tofugu podcast from time to time, but I believe there was only one episode last year.

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If the price is actually a lot for you, I would advice against getting the subscription. The money would be way better spent with other services, where you can actually read and learn more than just doing SRS for characters. WK is noch that important for getting proficient in japanese and I’m pretty sure by now you can get close to the same experience with Anki decks, if you need to do characters. You will have a lot better “SRS Timings” with the newer anki algorithms.

Send an email or use the chat function to explain your situation.
Maybe they’ll help you out :slight_smile:

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I’ve tried using anki but it’s really not the same. The ui is clunky and it doesn’t let you type in the answer. And you have to decide yourself if you get the answer correct. Meanwhile wk hits that gamification sweet spot just right. I have also tried another paid but a lot cheaper app. It’s plus is that it has a really solid kanji writing learning feature. But it’s missing all that quirky mnemonics stuff.
Idk, i guess I’m just complaining for not having enough money.
Beggars can’t be choosers, i guess.

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You are right in that wk is not that important but it’s the single most effective tool that helped me put in consistent daily effort in learning Japanese. Or at least how to read kanji. I’ve been trying to learn Japanese in one way or the other for over ten years now, I’ve went to japanese classes in school, then tried a bunch of different apps, then after many years i started going to classes again. Nothing was that effective as wk.
Even live japanese classes in a small group aren’t really helping much. At best they are just covering grammar in more depth, but we are progressing at a turtle’s pace. I actually think it’s not really worth the money I’m paying, but i realty like the social vibe in classes, and that’s kinda important to me because I’m “terminally introverted” and severely depressed. I barely have any interactions with people outside my office job. With these classes at least I’m shooting 2 birds with 1 stone.

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I can read hiragana and katakana pretty well, I also have at least the basics of grammar down. Actually i already sometimes watch anime without subs and if the setting is a simpler one, i can understand maybe 20%-40% of the stuff? Some simpler conversations i can understand entirely. So yeah, i believe my main hurdles now are kanji and vocabulary. I don’t want much actually. My main goals are just to be able to watch anime and read manga in japanese, nothing else.
Actually now that i think about, i probably went through the first two levels so swimmingly, because i was already somewhat familiar with the first ~100 kanji.

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Seconding this! When I got my first subscription (I was on yearly before I switched to lifetime), I technically was too late to use the discount code they’d given me, but they were very generous and understanding when I reached out! It can’t hurt to ask!

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…where can i find this email and/or chat function?
Though it’s embarrassing to say i am not too eager to beg for discount codes.

hello@wanikani.com :slightly_smiling_face:

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