I’ve been sitting at the “master” level with about a hundred Kanji/vocab, but I don’t feel any more comfortable with them than I did say, a month ago. I still need to use mnemonics, and it feels like the neural routes I use to get to the translation haven’t gotten any “shorter”, so to speak. Is this normal?
I’ve been working with the Genki textbook, and I hardly need to spend any time relying on mnemonics when I learn its prescribed vocab through traditional flashcards. Is it just that the additional Kanji element makes the mental process of attaining fluency much, much longer?
Just wanted to hear other peoples’ perspectives, whether you noticed the same thing early on, etc. Hoping it’s not just that my brain is weird and “dislikes” WaniKani, because I find it very useful for getting the information into my brain. It’s just that I’ll often find myself staring at a prompt for thirty seconds before entering the correct answer.