i really like this website, and i hope to learn a lot! does anyone have a reccommendation for what i should use for writing kanji?
As you probably read in the FAQ (or Guide?) they don’t feel it’s worth teaching here, however, they do have an article about stroke order:
EDIT: Also, I recommend this:
EDIT2: I shouldn’t have said “not worth teaching”… but that they feel it’d be better time to spend your time studying other things, like more kanji, or grammar. There are a lot of people who feel that learning to write helps them remember the kanji better though, so if you think it helps I think you should do it!
I think anything it’s Ok. Whether pen and paper, Anki Decks with writing allowed, Kanji Study App (great app), or Skritter (great but expensive app).
But yeah… writing it’s a great resource for when you get to the painful levels and most kanjis look alike
If you’re starting WK, i would suggest get into the habit of writing each kanji when doing new lessons… it will prove a tremendous tool to help retention… as much as mnemonics in the long run.
ok, thank you both for the help!
Senpai, did you use writing in your journey?
Personally, I did not. I have no problems recognizing kanji, however, if you ask me to write them, I can only really do the simple ones, and the ones in my name.
One day, I might spend some time on it, but for now, I’m more than busy enough studying grammar, and trying to develop my speaking/listening skills…
Personally, I’m doing Genki alongside Wanikani, so I try to learn to write every kanji I know from the Genki vocab words I’ve learned. If I haven’t encountered it in Wanikani, or I don’t know any words from outside of wanikani that use it, I don’t worry about writing the Kanji. I’ve found this to be a good way to learn to write kanji without it becoming overwhelming, since my WK outpaces my Genki pretty heavily. I’m still only in Chapter 8 of Genki I.
It follows the same order as the Kanji on WaniKani, so it’s the best writing supplement I can think of!
I write down the vocab and kanji with the hiragana reading for every review. Like this…
Right now I have 7 completed notebooks with 4 columns per page and 24 rows per column,
it’s like a trophy I’ll be able to show people later in life when they ask me how I learned japanese.
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