To be fair, it only took so long because I had quit multiple times along the way (like the longest was over 600 days), because of being overwhelmed with reviews. When I was doing proper leveling I was always struggling to go super fast. One might argue that if I’d have gone slow from the beginning I wouldn’t have burned out but who knows what might have been… Racing all the way to the end doesn’t seem to work for most people. Indeed, slow and steady wins the race
Not sure about @MissMisc, but I am from Romania. I’m just a regular guy doing programming work for a slave plantation multinational corporation dreaming of Japan in my spare time (and sometimes while on the job). Ce să faci, n-ai ce să faci…
Well, it’s the perfect job for working in Japan. Who knows, maybe one day you will get there if you want! Sau macar in vizite cat mai dese. Anyway, good job on working hard at work and getting to lvl 60 here. I bet it was a real journey!
Tbh, I’d just go after reading and add forgotten words to a SRS system like Kitsun. Kitsun also has Jisho’s dictionary for kanji integrated, in case you forgot them as well (it makes seconds to make flashcards due to Kitsun having Kitsun integrated). Reviewing already learned content is always quiter faster and easier than a first time exposure.
haha you guys are like fighting over enduring the longest unscratched itch. It was hard enough to not press the lesson button, because I feel like if I didn’t keep my brain active enough things I even learned recently would be forgotten.
i started june 5th 2013, so have been studying about the same number of days. I have reset three times - usually after holidays when i find that it can take a couple of months to get re enthused to start again - interestingly enough , mainly after trips to japan. I am slowly making my way back to my top level in the mid 20s - hoping this time to continue onwards and upwards. i blame my slow progress on an aging brain as i am one of the older members, being in my early 60s.
I get that. I used to do lessons as soon as they came in (probably not smart). The problem is dealing with the consequences (reviews) afterwards . The lessons are always fun though, I always enjoyed them.
Totally unrelated to kanji, but have you heard of P. D. Mangan? He’s also in his 60s and looks like he’s in the prime of his life. He advocates for lifestyle and diet changes that benefit both the body and the mind. I think there’s something to it, I’ve been partially following his advice and feel great (mind you, I’m still in my 30s). Until last year I was sure I was gonna die in the next 10 years, but now I feel like maybe living up to 120 might not be such a stretch. Maybe it can benefit you too ¯\(ツ)/¯ .
Language learning has also been proven to benefit the brain long term, so you’re already doing something right. Just out of curiosity, if you don’t mind my asking, what got you into learning Japanese?
will check out pd mangan . my interest for learning japanese comes from my nephew living in nayoga with his wife and japanese son - we visit most years and i like to have a bit of language when i visit some where frequently