So I just picked up learning Japanese again last week, after learning Hiragana and Katakana a couple of months back and then not doing anything with it. I’ve started using TextFugu and I’m somewhere in the middle of the second season. I’m planing to keep using WaniKani, and when I get back to school I’ll be taking Japanese. Everything has been going very well the last week, but I’m still not 100% sure where I’m going. First off, I’m not sure if I should learn the vocabulary on TextFugu as well as the vocab here. It feels like it will be overwhelming, but at the same time the vocab on TextFugu seems to be used a lot in the lessons, so not learning it feels like a bad idea too… Using TextFugu for grammar and such seems like a good idea.
Second, I’m afraid WaniKani won’t help me with knowing a lot of words. I feel like I can recognize the kanji, but it often takes a long time for me to come up with the meaning and reading. You who’ve been here for a longer time, do you feel like you’ve gotten more fluent? I’m afraid I’ll learn a lot of Kanji without knowing how to use it.
Do you have any advice on other resources to use? I’d love to hear about your experience with self learning. Are there parts of the Japanese language I should be careful not to miss learning? I appreciate any help/thoughts/stories about your Japanese learning path!
(I hope this kind of post is okay, and that this was the right category…)