How and where do you learn vocab without kanji?


#1

That’s pretty much the question, what resources do you use to learn vocabulary that doesnt use kanjis.


#2

Well, reading. But there is also this nice spreadsheet that I get words from and put into HouHou

@Nath you just got Leebo’d


#3

Back when I started, mostly textbooks.

Nowadays, mostly exposure.

The core 10k @Vanilla mentioned is pretty good too.

@Vanilla I know. I saw it coming.
It’s hard to type fast with a half-broken hand.


#4

No, don’t take this from me!


#5

Alright alright. I lied. I’m definitely at 100% and you beat me fair and square.


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#9

I use an Anki deck with close to 10,000 of the commonly used vocabulary.

→ [10k WK Feature WalkThru]

→ [Complete 10k]


#10

I just read, mostly because I don’t like anki and wk +kw is already all the SRS I want to make time for.


#11

LingQ. Their platform is good for upper-beginner and above Japanese learners. They also have a ton of other languages.
Here’s an introductory video.


#12

I’ve recently started using Houhou properly. I just add interesting words I come across when reading / watching stuff. I worried it would build up to an unmanageable level too quickly, but that’s not the case. I rarely add more than 4 or 5 words a day (and frequently zero) so the workload remains very small.

Something that’s made a big difference to me recently is I started adding a little note about where I saw each word. Previously I’d sometimes get a word come up for review and not understand why it was there - why would I ever need this? I’d wonder - but that little context note helps me not just recall why I included it, but by connecting the vocab with an image or situation helps me actually remember the word better.


#13

How and where do you learn vocab without kani?

It is impossible to learn vocab without crab.


#14

Ha, I renamed it before you could post. :stuck_out_tongue:


@Sedrak0071 Another option if you actually want to pay the people who made the “core” vocab deck (6,000 of it at least) that people always talk about: