Level up in 18.5 days. Am i going too slow?

The WaniKani API provides information which can be, and is, used to make statistics sites and userscripts.

In addition to WKStats, there’s this new site called [Web App] WaniKani History + Timemachine gaining some traction for the additional information found there.


One other resource you could consider is Renshuu. They cover a lot of the material WK does but its a multiple choice thing. So you can supplement your supplement with supplements.

More of, I didn’t hear before, as well. Just how much did hearing contributes to typing in a vocabulary’s reading correctly?

Looking back, reading with Furigana, and read enough, may help.

hahaha, too true!!

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I’m very curious what you’ve picked up for additional learning resources outside of WK and BunPro. Similarly, for the most part I’m only consistently doing WK and Renshuu rn. (My JFZ1/LTK1 books are gathering dust, probably because physical books and not an app? Routines are weird lol.)

Did adding additional resources help a lot with your WK studying? Do you wish you hadn’t waited a year to add more?

Apologies for reviving thread

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Not who you asked but personally I’m still focusing on WK and intend to continue that way at least until I reach level 30+ because it makes reading Japanese a whole lot easier. I’m mostly interested in reading Japanese over speaking it (I want to do that eventually of course, but that can wait a bit).

I think for people who are really focusing on written Japanese it makes complete sense to go heavily kanji-first, at least I don’t regret my decision so far. Knowing the kanji makes learning everything else a whole lot easier.

I supplement it with bunpro (I just finished the N5 grammar and am a quarter of the way through N4). I go pretty slowly there, adding maybe one or two new points every day on average.

I also use JLAB’s anki deck to get some comprehensible N+1 input and additional grammar practice with real life Japanese. I do 7cards/day on this one which is pretty comfortable (it’s not a difficult deck to study, so you don’t spend too long on most cards).

If I really had to choose just one resource outside of WK to keep, it’d be the JLAB anki deck. I find that it complements WK nicely because it’s all about grammar and understanding Japanese in context whereas WK is all about kanji and individual words. It’s a nice intermediary step to get into native content and full immersion.

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Absolutely, a year is too much unless you don’t have time for anything else, and even then you’d probably remove WK first.

Kanji lets you read things, but you’re not gonna understand them without grammar, and kanji usually has furigana. If it doesn’t, it’s probably something you’re not gonna understand anyway since it’s geared towards older audiences.

I also did WK first, and I don’t regret it, but I started grammar a bit into WK, and my kanji level was higher than everything else for years, even though I only got to level 30.

If you don’t like textbooks, this page helped me a lot in understanding how to use some grammar.

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This is me right now as well, BUT from that time when I was doing WK and BP, I went off and started reading more manga and focusing on the JLPT (too much). After getting burned out on the JLPT approach I did a bunch of text books, revisited beginner materials with Minna no Nihongo, and have largely just been all over the place but created a habit of doing something in Japanese every day for X amount of time (but less than X is ok as long as there is an amount done).

Right now I am just reading a lot of manga, watching a lot of anime, and doing Renshuu and WK at set times during the day. I had to go on vacation modes because I do have a family, but otherwise have been pretty consistent about this routine.