This thread serves as the overall progress of my Japanese language study since 2012. Note that my blog has more posts on my overall journey, and I tend to share my thoughts about my progress on my blog. I also review Japanese-language content with no English localization that some might find interested, primarily video games and a lot of Manga Time Kirara series, some of which don’t have any localization. This thread summarizes my experiences, which I publish on my blog.
If you have any thoughts, I highly suggest commenting on the blog posts posts and not here as I only browse the forums occasionally, and I am usually busy. So my blog and social media are the best places to interact with me.
State of Japanese Study – Solution to Studying the Kanji, Thoughts on Denshi Jisho, and What I’m Doing for Immersion – This post shows everything I use to study Kanji and thoughts about those electric dictionaries. I find that dedicated electric dictionaries are useless in the day of smartphones, and paid dictionaries like Kenkyusha are available on iOS. It’s only useful if you can’t use a smartphone if you take Japanese in a language school or college. You can do better with even the cheapest iPad and load some paid dictionary apps and some free ones. Also, I share some thoughts about WaniKani.
My Experiences on Learning Japanese for 10 Years and Why You Should Do It – A comprehensive post of my 10 years of studying Japanese and what I discovered. Some essential points are that learning and knowing Kanji is necessary, making things a lot easier. Also, I shared some reasons why Anki, at least in its default mode, was ineffective for my learning style. Finally, I also share some goals: to eventually take and pass the N3/N2.
I already finished all the intermediate grammar I can learn from textbooks years ago, and it’s mostly immersion and perhaps getting Bunpro for the grammar points covered in N3 and N2 that are not covered in any of the textbooks.
As expected, I will post here if I share any Japanese study progress in the future on my blog. Furthermore, my blog, which mainly covers slice-of-life school-girl and yuri anime, also covers some Japanese-related media reviews besides anime (manga, video games, etc.), opinions, and my Japanese self-study progress.
Also I wrote numerous posts on my study progress on my blog in it’s own category, which is way before I started WaniKani, if you are interested in my very long progress of studying Japanese.
Aside from that, I finally burned the first 100 items this month, I’m expecting more very soon.