Hi all, first off apologise as I feel this question comes up a lot, so I feel iffy that I still don’t get it. Basically, online searches show me that N4 is double the hours/vocab of N5. And I’m hearing everyone saying both N4 and N5 is quite easy (N5 doable in 3 months, N4 doable in 6 months).
The problem I’m having is I don’t get if that’s cumulative or if that’s extra hours/time/vocab. I’m following the N5 of lingodeer (50% through) plus kitsun for vocab and on level 6 on wanikani.
I had hoped to be quite a fair way through but stared studying on February, I feel like I’m really only just on track for completion of N5 in July including 1 month of revision (if it wasn’t cancelled).
I feel like I had to put quite a bit of effort at this rate though (due to work and other personal situation). But if N4 is “double” the work of N5 then I don’t think I’ll be able to do it in time for December, if however N4 is double the hours because it assumes you’re coming from scratch (essentially learning N5 and then N4) then thats different as they’d be essentially the same amount of work.
Would love to hear advice, as I’ll go for N4 in Dec if I can, but also wouldn’t mind relaxing for an easier N5 (to ease into my first test) and then N4 next July instead (while I’m studying N3).