Genki I study group [home thread]

Excited to get started. I’ve had Genki I for a while, but haven’t had the discipline to get further than Chapter 3. The romanji in chapters 1 and 2 turned me off a bit too, good that it doesn’t go past that.

Question for the group: Does anyone have a plan as to how to tackle learning the vocabulary for each chapter? I haven’t purchased Anki, so that is still an option, but don’t know if anyone has an alternative plan. If I remember right, the Anki decks people have mentioned don’t go by chapter, but by larger chunks of chapters (1-6 and 7-12 or something). I don’t want to try to battle learning vocabulary for later chapters too early (on top of keeping up with WaniKani lessons and reviews).

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My Anki deck goes by chapter, and everything but the iOS version of Anki is free. You can try it on your computer (if you have one) to see if you like the general idea.

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Just tackle them a chapter at a time. I always make my own cards so I can’t really judge those made by others. For the most part I just do my Anki reviews daily and the vocab sticks, but for those especially tricky ones I will create a mnemonic to help with recall (the more bizarre the better). If you start getting overwhelmed with the amount of vocab, just try sticking to the ones marked with an asterisk in the vocab section so you can get through the material for the week, then review the others. If you really feel like it you can always just skip some of the ones you feel aren’t needed, for example, how often are you going to use the word こくさいかんけい?

But seriously, get Anki ASAP. You’re just putting unnecessary struggle onto an already tough language learning experience without it.

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I’m already a fair bit through Genki I already, but I’d be more than happy to chime in. Always good to have people to review with :smiley:

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Glad I found this the day before it begins. I’ve had my Genki book for a few years now, and haven’t gotten further than lesson 6. This is gonna break down that roadblock and help me push on through the book ┗(•̀へ •́ ╮ )

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For vocabulary I use Kitsun, there is a Genki deck ready to use on it :wink:
But if you prefer to use Anki, AnkiGen is a deck generator, you can choose the chapters of Genki and level of kanji that you want.

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Anki is amazing, if you slack you get blown up pretty bad tho, but that was cuz I was too lazy to make a more specified deck and just included everything.

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Thank you, i just tried Kitsun and i like it much better than Anki.

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Thanks again for setting this up @Jiggly_Jellyfish! Looking forward to starting tomorrow.

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Helloo everyone, please check out some things!
The first chapter discusion is here! Genki I study group, chapter 1 discussion thread
Also, I made some edits to the post at the top of this page. I included a linked schedule to each thread, and a table that you may use to put in your username and progress overtime. Filling out the table is completely optional, only do it if you want to.
I look forward to studying with all of you in each of the chapter discussion threads! And of course, please keep using this thread for questions and ideas about the study group, places to buy genki, and more.
edit edit: I added info about the kitsun.io deck

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Also… I was unable to make the post a wiki, I can’t see an option for it. @CyrusS or some other wk admin, could you please mark this post as a wiki so others can fill in their study progress? Thanks : )

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Hope I am not too late!!!

Count me in. Had Genki 1 for a while, never really used it. However now I have found WK and Bunpro I think I might be more successful this time around.

Also will be good for me to start posting and contributing.

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You’re never too late! We also just started today so you’re right on time
:blush:

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I can’t figure it out either :frowning:

I think it has to do with the wiki… I didn’t see that message before…

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Yeah, it needs to be a wiki post before you can edit it, sorry : ( hopefully an admin will make it be a wiki post soon

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Aww man, I’m late to this but jumping in anyway. I already have the book and am happy to see there’s a study group to get me motivated to actually crack it open!

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you’re not too late, we only just started a couple days ago : D

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i always use quizlet to help me memorize new vocab so i made a folder with sets that other people have made/ive made that has the vocab and phrases from the first couple chapters! sharing it here in case anyone else could yet some use out of it
https://quizlet.com/catherinec1029/folders/genki

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Oooh, is this a free to use flash card thing? I was thinking yesterday how I should set something up for all verbs and conjugations etc.

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