Hi there! I’m new to WaniKani, just reached level 4 today. So first and foremost I’d like to introduce myself! I’m normally just a lurker on forums and trying to change that. I’m Becca, I’ve been learning Japanese for about three months now, and I’m planning on applying for the JET program in the fall.
My question might seem silly or a bit redundant, but what are some tips for reading kanji in the wild? I’m able to recognize kanji I know easily, but what I find most difficult is knowing exactly which meaning and reading is being used. I can guess, but of course there’s no definitive “answer key” for kanji I just happen to stumble upon. I know the most important way to learn is to just keep reading, but how do you know you’re reading correctly?
Thanks and it’s nice to meet you all!