So I recently discovered the very excellent Wanikani core 10k set created by hinekidori (https://community.wanikani.com/t/so-much-vocab/12050). I’ve used Anki before, but it’s only now as an intermediate student that I find myself needing to customise it a bit to suit my needs.
I’m currently going through the lower levels and suspending all the cards I know, with a plan to then start progressing through the harder stuff as normal. But I also read a lot of moderately specialised articles in Japanese, mostly to do with economics, and so it’s likely that some of the vocab at the tippy top is going to be useful for me a lot earlier than for most people.
My plan was to keep a list of unfamiliar vocab every time I read a new article, then find those notes in Anki and add them into rotation. But I’m not sure what the most efficient way of doing that is? I can search for relevant notes, but I couldn’t see an obvious way of moving an inactive flashcard into rotation from the browser. I was thinking maybe I could change the ‘due’ order of the words I want to add in, but apart from being laborious, it seems like Anki prioritises deck order over due order, even for subdecks. Am I missing something?
My other query was about how the sentences and vocab are stored in the set. Am I right in thinking they’re separate notes. So, for instance, 程度 would have 2 separate notes, one which provides the cards for Vocab Recall, Vocab Recognition and Vocab Meaning, and then one which provides the cards for Sentence Recall and Sentence Recognition? The reason I ask is that normally Anki will bury siblings in certain situations (like when encountering a new note), and in this case it doesn’t appear that it is doing so. I’m wondering if I’d do better to separate out the deck into two decks - one for vocab and one for sentences. Because currently I’m looking at introducing 5 separate cards for every single new word, and I’m thinking that might make for some hefty reviews.
Would be interested in hearing how others have customised their sets!