how many words must you master before reaching the enlightenment stage ? i just recently began and im now in level five, and although im in no hurry i was just curious about the average amount of kanji learnt at the master level that needs to be achieved before further revision starts tipping you into the enlightened level ?

If you answer a word correct every time it comes back around for revisions, it will be upped to Enlightened status about 4 months after first learning it.

To add to what @Omun has said, itâs not about the number of kanji you learn, itâs about the time that has elapsed after correct answers. You could learn one kanji and nothing else, and if you answer it correctly every time youâll get that particularl kanji to Enlightened in a few months.

I believe thereâs a misreading of the chart

It takes 7 weeks, 5 days and 7 hours to reach Enlightened statusâŠ then 4 months to reach the burned status

That chart is just confusing AF. I canât decide which is the this-level-to-next-level time and which is cumulative total and the labels donât help.

Edit: Or if itâs last-level-to-this-level

To be fair, I could probably puzzle it out, but good information design would help a lot.

âTotal Waitâ is the cumulative time to reach that level. âNext Levelâ is the time needed to reach the *next* level.

So for example it takes 12 hours *in total* to get to Apprentice 2, and then itâs a 1 day wait until Apprentice 3. It takes 3 weeks, 3 days and 8 hours to reach Master, and then itâs 1 month until Enlightened.

It doesnât really help that the âNext Levelâ times are given as approximations while the âTotal Waitâ times are given exactly.

And that one column switches to units of months, while the other stays in weeks. This chart is a mess, even if it is correct.

Because the one column is exact and canât be expressed in months whereas the other one is there to give you a quick estimate.

Yeah, and thatâs the most confusing thing about it. Itâs backwards. The level-to-level is what is a known fact, and so could be exact. Guru 1 to Guru 2 isâŠ about one week? What do you mean âaboutâ? Is it one week or not? Whereas, the total time to that level is going to depend somewhat on how long you waited after the review was available, how long it took you to review them, etc.

I agree itâs not intuitive

Everything after Apprentice 2 is an hour less than the shown time, hence âaboutâ.

Is a month 4 weeks, 30 days, or same date next calendar month? Iâm fixing the chart. (canât stand it)

29 days and 23 hours I think.

Well hereâs my quick and dirty attempt at a readable chart

But I havenât noticed that I get to do apprentice reviews immediately after the lessons, so I think zero is incorrect there.

FYI the 120 days is also one hour less.

I have an extra stage in there; the lesson IS the apprentice 1 review. Or put another way, the quiz at the end of the lesson is the apprentice 1 review. So the zero is correct, and the first wait is the 4 hr to apprentice 2. And that **is** an error, the last line should be 2879, 4182, 174 days 6 hours.

(Cleaned up and added colors. Everyone loves colors.)

cheers guys, wasnt expecting such a detailed response very impressed

i just became enlightened with the first few radical names for level 1 i wasnt expecting it so soon to be honest. im about to break through to level six any day now so if that if that helps anybody else who is curious ? im glad to be of assistance