How do you review and reinforce kanji after WK?

I’m approaching level 60, and I’ve been having this little “issue” for a while. When you have just a few hundred kanji, reviewing them frequently is quite manageable, but what about when you have studied +2000 kanji? I’m specifically curious about how you guys review them after you’ve burnt them through WaniKani. My experience has been that a lot of them have stuck, but also a lot of them haven’t and need further understanding.

I’m not confident in the idea that more SRS is going to be of much use at this point, so I also write them in the android Kanji Study app, and despite of it being very helpful, it takes a really long time to go through them all. So I’m wondering, what is your go-to when you want to deepen your comprehension of them and make them stick once and for all?



Just read a lot. If you see the kanji “in the wild” frequently then you won’t forget it. And if don’t see it, that means you didn’t need to know it anyways.


Same as mentioned above i will like to add also that you can unburn a kanji if you totally don’t remember it


Thanks for the replies! I also want to add that eventually I would like to develop readiness and understanding in the sense of being able to recall them easily and tell the nuances apart. I guess that also comes from seeing them used in a lot of vocabulary.

I’m interested as well in knowing from people that other than reading have (or have had) also a habit of writing.


For this, writing is the best practice. There is an anki deck I’ve been using, that trains exactly this, with the added bonus of learning some non-wk readings and vocabulary.

I’ll look up the link and edit it in!


This might be exactly what I’m looking for. :slight_smile: Thank you!

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I usually practice them with pencil and paper. You can also do “air writing”, which is supposedly as effective, but depends on how well you can imagine the trace left by your finger/pen/pencil.

Reading helps, but to me personally there is a huge divide between recognizing characters (reading) and being able to reproduce them (writing).

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while i somewhat disagree on the “do not need to know it anyways” part, i completely consent to reading being the way to go


You never see it until you do.


gotta start mining tax forms :stuck_out_tongue:

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