Is there any meaning behind calling levels pleasant, painful, death, hell, paradise, and reality? Is it referring to difficulty level, or something else?
Nah, they’re just flavour text. The kanji do get more complex as you go along, though, and the workload will get a bit heavier as the number of active cards increases.
I like to think of it as a lighthearted way to describe the language learning journey.
Pleasant: starts off nice and light, seems like it might be really easy
Painful: it sinks in just what you’re getting yourself into
Death, Hell: things keep getting harder and harder as you learn more
Paradise, Reality: reaching the light at the end of the tunnel and coming to terms with everything
You will actually die when you get to level 21. But don’t worry, you’ll come back to reality later.
somewhat upset that ill be descending into kanji hell soon, ill try to make friends with the
demons durtles to make my time down there easier
Me, a Level 17:
pictured: me going on anyway. life passes, 漢字 is eternal.