How to improve comprehension?


#1

(firstly I’m not certain if this is the right category so do tell me if this should go somewhere else)

I often find when reading texts that even if I know all the kanji/vocab and even if I generally get all the grammar used, I still really struggle to actually string that all together to get the meaning. Obviously this will come with time and familiarity with the language, but I was wondering if anyone had any good tips for how to focus on comprehension or any resources that might help with that?


#2

My best suggestion is just to consume level-appropriate content as fast as you can handle it. In your case, that might mean easy articles on Satori Reader or NHK Easy. You will struggle to comprehend everything. Don’t worry about it, just keep reading/listening. It will improve gradually, but you’ve got to give yourself lots of real input.