I’ve been cruising through these beginner lessons and having a blast - I never knew the power of mnemonic devices! I’m remembering everything without much effort at all - my imagination has always been pretty strong. Then I got my first vocabulary items today. I find the mnemonic tips they provide for these new vocabulary items AWFUL!
I have 4-5 vocab items all starting with the kanji for “big” in my reviews, but was provided zero mnemonic link to the hiragana characters (only a device for saying the kanji). I’m finding myself memorizing the way EACH item is read and then running through them in my head, one by one, until I stumble upon the one that ends in the kanji I’m currently looking at. Am I supposed to make up my own mnemonic devices? This is nothing like the first few lessons
I was excited about how well made the mnemonic devices were up until this point, but now I’m super disappointed. I don’t memorize chunks of arbitrary information easily, so getting this far was a big deal and really cool to me.
Does it get better? Am I coming at this vocab the wrong way? How am I supposed to look at 大きい and KNOW “XXXXkii” is pronounced “ookii” instead of confusing it with 大した and saying “taikii” without a mnemonic link to the hiragana?