I hear that a lot, mainly because common words aren’t taught early on, and more obscure ones are taught instead. I get why that is, and I don’t mind it.
I’m mainly curious about how good my vocabulary will be at the end of Wanikani. It’s a safe guess I won’t learn hiragana/katakana-only words here, but when it comes to words with kanji, does Wanikani do a good job at providing you with a good amount of vocabulary? Or is it more of a case of “you know the kanji now, go learn the vocabulary yourself”?
I’ve read it’s a good idea to supplement Wanikani with other tools. I’ve already been using Duolingo, though I question its efficiency in teaching Japanese well, though I like it as a practice tool. When it comes to vocabulary, are there any recommendations?
I’ve come across an app using the SRS as well, which I really like, though I’d like something with mnemonics even more.