Made it to level 40! Almost two thirds of the way there!
Took just over fourteen days this time. I was actually pretty motivated over the past couple of weeks and got loads of stuff done! I’ve kept up with the read every day challenge with both Spanish and Japanese, and in fact have had by far my busiest past few weeks in terms of reading and translating. I translated four wrestling shows and one press conference over a two week period. It ended up being at least 9,000 characters one week, and then 7,000 characters the next .
Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling is currently in the middle of doing three shows in a row, which is too much for me to keep up with at my current level of Japanese skill, but I’m hoping to finish all three translations within the next week at least.
I also started working on learning Japanese phonetics/prosody/etc. I’m not going too far with this, since I’m not planning on practicing speaking anytime soon, but I wanted to establish at least a basic foundation, because I think it might help my listening ability.
I also finished lesson 35 of Minna no Nihongo, and am officially 2/5ths of the way through the second book! So still progressing pretty smoothly on that front, despite being busy with other stuff.
I think I’m going to be slightly decreasing my daily vocab lessons (going from 3 kanji + 9 vocab to 3 kanji + 8 vocab), because my lesson buffer got pretty low at the end of this last level, and also with my steadily increasing number of leeches, I think I could benefit from just slightly reducing my daily workload. If I start to get a huge backlog of lessons, I’ll readjust again.