Today, I learned my last Wanikani word. What a wild two years it’s been for me. Actually, my last word was busy, but the last word I was quizzed on was finally, so there is that.
My stats, thank you wkstats!!
And level ups:
My comments to new and in process users…
Slow and steady is a good thing. I did not focus on leveling up, and then I managed have a pretty flat chart for that. My slowest level was one where I overdid the lessons all at the front. For me, 10 kanji or 15 vocabs per day turned out to be my limit. If I stayed there, I was much flatter. I still hang up a bit on kun’yomi and get transitive and intransitive verbs a little confused, but overall, I even better understand English and German thanks to this affair.
I sprung for a lifetime subscription during the sale on my first year. This took all time pressure off me and was totally worth it. I recommend. I will likely reset at some point in the future (all burned, maybe), and take the ride again.
Wanikani and kanji learning helped me to get a feel for how Japanese speakers think. I believe language informs logic, so doing WK was a big part of my goal to be able to communicate with coworkers. While this does not always happen in Japanese (not often, in fact), I am far better prepared to speak to them and hear them now. I can understand better how they think and this significantly reduces my stress levels. Reading their presentations and work in Japanese helps me to form my own opinions of things. I also get treated to some hilarious puns, which I would never understand without studying kanji. It is a little weird for my coworkers, I think, as who the heck learns Japanese just to talk to people at work?
I also now understand more of the logic behind Denso electronics, which is a huge deal now that I own several Japanese-origin cars and motorcycles.
The side bonus of being able to read and understand manga in native Japanese is a huge perk!
I would not be this far without Tsurukame and Flaming Durtles. Both apps were indispensable, especially when I was still travelling for work. Thank you to both developers, you are rock stars. @ejplugge @davidsansome
To future Level 60s - keep at this. You can do it. Write down the kanji, it actually helps more than you can imagine. I have a book full now. It helps solidify the radicals and meanings. And sometimes, the readings. lol hahahahahahahahahahahaha omg who am I kidding?
Thank you to @koichi and @Jen and crew for making this WK thing happen. I expect I will be on the forums for some time, and would like to finish my full Crabigatorism study. One day. Please.
To the rest of you, may the polls always be in your favor, and may your very tiny pens never run out of ink.
edit - OMG I just realized that I met my soft goal of finishing in two years! It was never a hard goal like I HAVE to do this, but more of I hope I can do this. And I did. Whee! Ok, just wanted to note that being tomorrow is my WK cake day. Slow and steady worked out.