I started to learn Japanese two years ago, but had a break for about one year now. I am starting again, really motivated to learn constantly to have some easy conversation next time that I am travelling to Japan. Also I would like to read and to write of course. I am really impressed by WaniKani and it is really cool that I am learning every day and that my Review rate is above 80-90% most of the time. How impressive is that?
Buuuuuuut I really need to learn and repeat my vocabulary as it is my aim to build sentences on my own - most of the time it is not possible as I do not remember many words (and I don’t learn them). So I chose Anki to help me with that.
I really had some trouble to setup my Anki deck, but after watching maaaaaaaany many tutorial videos and starting and deleting many decks, it works now, I guess.
Soooo I just sat down for one hour in front of my Anki deck and typed in around 75 words which I should know: Many everyday words that I learned a while ago and that I “should” know, something like 今週 こんしゅう (this week) , きのう (yesterday) or 年 とし (year). I didn’t learn these words in WaniKani so far and some of them even don’t have any Kanjis and it is SO frustrating that I am UNABLE to learn them as I just mix up the words all the time! rai, sen, what is next and what is last? toshi, shuu, one is week, one is year - if I don’t see the Kanji, I just don’t remember the meaning!
Please share your ideas with me: Do you also use mnemonics with these words to remember better? Should I limit new words to - let’s say, 10 per day? What is your secret when learning vocabulary? I am more than keen to learn from you!
Thank you!! Cheers