After shitposting through the forums I finally reached Level 60 in 483 Days! It may not be as quick as others but I still think I got through as quickly as I realistically could.
I’m a student from Germany and quite a weeb, so I tried to learn Japanese. I first learned hiragana+katakana through tofugu, then wasted 3 months on finding the perfect schedule and resource. In the end I settled on genki and decided to learn kanji through Wanikani! Together with my business degree and everything else it got quite difficult sometimes…
In the end I only focused on Kanji and finished genki 1 and 2, so I am the prime example for someone who knows 2000 Kanji yet cant say basic phrases x) I’m going to focus on this next. I’m only 19 so I got some time heh.
I mainly got through by having complaining everytime I was tired in the forums^^ Thank you to everyone who listened to me whenever I was upset, in the end it was worth it. If only for the shiny level 60 badge o.o
In general I tried to do my reviews every. single. day. and took it quite fast with 24 lessons (8 Kanji and 16 Vocab) a day. I was on yearly and am now on monthly subscription, so I wanted to get my moneys worth I couldnt handle fast speed (3d10h) together with school so I went for 6 days per level from level 48+ I didnt have a perfect schedule so levels were slightly deviating between each other.
Learning French for university eh? It should be easier than Japanese, I might be biased being french, but it’s pretty similar to english in some terms, you could make full sentences in french, and just switch accent, replace the articles, maybe switch 2 words, and it’s translated lol (weirly enough that doesn’t always work though)
Imparfait present and futur are nice… lol I looked up subjonctif, looked at a few other conjugations, conjonctions de coordinations, and got a headache, it reminded me of school a few years ago, I know all those things, and I really take them for granted and am happy I don’t have to learn it
Did you learn stupid times like the one where “il pu” doesn’t mean he stinks, but is some weird form of the verb “pouvoir” in some whathever it’s called past that nobody uses ?
I even forgot the “t” at the end lol, my brain actually remembered a few things (at least I think) reading that, I think the passé composé is what we usually use: il a pu, though I’m pretty sure it translates to the same thing in english (he could), it’s just more polite and used in books I think
and subjontif imparfait is indeed that stupid time, I remember the oh god what’s english word for it… the hat… on the “u”
oh god knowledge came back to me I remember: nous pûmes, anyway nobody says that lol
why am I talking about french grammar on a japanese website
Actually I looked, since I wanted to for some reason, and the weird time is Indicatif passé simple, subjonctif imparfait is “qu’il pût” which is pretty different, though
Congrats! I’m jealous, I thought I’d be going through at a super quick pace, but I started in April of last year and I’m only level 14 lol. Gonna take me a while to get to 60. I carefully read all the vocabulary example sentences though and try to understand them, so that slows me down quite a bit, but I think it’s worth it for the greater goal of learning Japanese overall.
Also, love the Steins;Gate gif! One of my all time favorite shows.