Just under 3 years later, I’m so proud to say I’ve finally finished WaniKani! This has been an immense journey full of ups and downs, and I have so many thoughts on my journey and its results that I couldn’t resist making one of these threads that everyone seems to like to make.
I joined Wanikani only 4 minutes into learning Japanese, so I can’t say that very much happened beforehand. I know it was 4 minutes because I was procrastinating learning Arabic when I decided to look into learning Japanese. The first video that came up mentioned Wanikani at the 4 minute and 13 second mark, and I instantly signed up before even knowing what the site was. The rest is history.
At first, Wanikani was a huge struggle. This was mainly down to having no clue what I was doing, given I literally didn’t know the first thing when it came to Japanese, but I quickly learned the entire language, so my review sessions got easier. They were still a struggle though, since as much as I love this site, there are numerous bugs. The biggest being the infamous じゆう bug, where WK can’t seem to understand that the correct reading for 十 is じゆう. There were a few other annoyances along the way too, but that’s all water over the bridge.
Scripts and tools
No scripts used, but I did use a hammer one time after making a typo on a burn review. That’s the only tool I have used.
- The best resource I found was this one guide made by a very well known user, I’m sure you all know the one I’m talking about. He’s very handsome too.
- A lot of anime, dubbed of course.
- Dogen videos on mute. I can’t stand the sound of the weird language he speaks in his videos.
- The pictures in Japanese learning textbooks that I see in the bookstore before the staff spot me and kick me out again.
- A blend of 96% Cotton, 3% Polyester, <1% Asbestos.
Now that I’ve beaten Wanikani, I feel like this is where my Japanese learning journey has come to an end. I may play Dark Souls next, I’m not sure though.
Percentage right: 100.2%
Of course I have to give thanks to everyone that has helped me along the way. It was a tough journey so these people really helped me when I felt like all hope was lost. I couldn’t have done it without them:
Thank you for reading my thread, and thank you for making my WanKani experience such a great one!
aaaaaaaaand Happy April Fools!