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Thanks! Being half done with level 10, for a while now, I finally went ahead and added all the rest of the kanji. I have a deadline now, and I’ll gain an extra 3-4 days just by already being half done. ^^

As to your question in the next post. Currently I only learn extra vocabulary that comes from my Japanese class. I try to learn it a bit ahead of class. I typically focus on the reading of it and connecting that to meaning. Kanji is secondary and usually only a help if I already know the kanji. But after I start to get a handle on the word, equal to Apprentice 2 or 3, I start to really look at the kanji to try and add that bit into my knowledge of the word. But I don’t really study the kanji per say. Nor its readings outside the word I’m learning.


Can you send a link or the name of the deck (if its a public one) cause that sounds really useful!

@GrumpyPanda congrats on level 10!
And to answer your question, I memorize new vocab as hiragana/pronounciation unless I already know the kanji. That’s been working for me so far cause all my manga has furigana, and my music doesn’t have any kanji at all (how lucky!) :wink:


Oh man I’m glad to see I’m not the only one already kinda sorta freaking out about finishing on time XD;;

Past couple weeks have been so busy for me and there have been days where I was only able to squeeze in 5-10 lessons. Though this challenge has been a great motivator to at least do some lessons every day, no matter how few. Not sure if I’ll make it all the way to 60 by the Olympics but I’ma keep trying!


I have made a mistake! I followed the Durtle ARG and now I’m hooked, why aren’t there more puzzles :sob: I love this kind of stuff

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The reddit post with info and the deck
Just the Deck (on mediafire)
I can also just generally recommend the r/LearnJapanese subreddit! A lot of helpful resources being shared daily


If you do like decks with WaniKani vocab filtered out, you should definitely check out FloFlo if you haven’t already. Bulk adding vocab to lessons there and exporting it to Anki is pretty much how i generate all my decks now :sweat_smile:

Personally I enjoy learning the vocab of a book way more than I do studying the core decks, because you have a short term goal. Learn ~1000 words and you can readトキメキ 図書館. The first and following volumes largely overlap in vocab, so another 200 vocab and you can read the second volume (and so on).
And since it’s a childrens book, the words are pretty common too. Most of them are in the core decks, but you get to use them faster. Not trying to say the core decks are bad, just that studying with reading as a goal in mind is way more fun to me °~°


A-after 90 days… I’m finally level 19!! Ahhhh I feel like I’m finally seeing a glimpse of the light :sob:


I wanted to but apparently I’m not smart enought ot use it :sweat_smile:
That’s why I stick to these weird Core decks. But in my case I also find every piece of vocab helpful because (as I said before) I have an exchange partner I meet up with weekly and there I can use and hear all kinds of common vocab.
Highly highly highly recommend it btw, so productive, so fun, 10/10 would exchange again.


ARG? The durtle heaven thing?

5-10 is bigger than 0 so that’s still progress (especially if you’re consistent!) :grin:
Also I love your display picture (digimon tri?)

@avalia thanks! And yup I love that subreddit, its how I discovered so many great resources like kanjitomo (reads kanji on your computer screen) and terrace house (on netflix)

@GrumpyPanda ive been using floflo for the intermediate book club and like it! I think finding vocab through books definitely helps reinforce the meaning so its been great, im planning on starting Hyouka later this year.

I plan on using anki and floflo more after I get further in WK and finish the N3 vocab this summer

@cynniminni congrats on the level up! Almost done with the 苦 stage

I’m going to try to find one near me when i start grad school in the fall! Do you ever speak in english/german or just japanese?


You could also set your level on FloFlo to 35 and export the N3 vocab list from there, so all the vocab you’ll learn on WK until December will be filtered out already :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Have I mentioned yet that I love FloFlo? :grimacing:


Yes! I grew up watching Adventure and Tri was such a good trip through nostalgia :smile:


Oh, you’ve got yourself a challenge! :wink:


Oh my god, so many Japanese resources, so little time :c
I’m trying to structure my WK usage in a way so that it doesn’t consume my time and soul as the first time, but I also stucked in KaniWani because hey, it can’t hurt, right? c:

But anyway, since I struggled to finish the reading section on time on my two attempts at the N3, I might as well try this one. Looks interesting!



Can’t hold back my excitement :neutral_face:


I had forgotten that you were a lvl 60 returning turtle-burner, so I’m gonna have to be way more efficient/consistent than what I am currently :eyes:. What was your pace the first time? I do lessons for radicals/kanjis 8am morning and vocab 8pm evening (or when I can).

@pensei yeah I was talking about the Durtle Heaven thingy
@GrumpyPanda The first thing that flo flo recommended to me in “easy” reading is Aikatsu, this must be a sign (totally not my favourite series) :eyes::eyes:. This looks like a good tool, but I don’t really know how to use it yet.

Edit: The only Japanese book that I have (rn) is the original text for Kimi no na ha, a friend gifted it to me for my birthday a few years ago and it’s a goal to be able to read this book somewhere in the future

You create an account, pick a book, set your settings and then “Add” the vocab you want to learn, “Trash” the vocab you already know or “Ignore” the vocab if you don’t wanna bother with it (Will appear again in 30 days, so… with your next book?)

FloFlo remembers the vocab you’ve already learned, so the more vocab you add/trash there, the shorter the lists get. Probably the feature I like the most. Already filtered vocab lists :heart:

What I do is I just add every lesson that’s in the book I want to read (literally just spam the add button), export all of the items and then import them into Anki. Then I just chip away at it day after day until I’m close enough to start reading.
Others add the vocab to their SRS as they’re reading, so I guess that’s an option too.

You could also use the FloFlo SRS if you wanted to, but I just love Anki too much.


Okay, this seems pretty interesting, do you buy the books physically or do you use Kindle? I really like the feeling of paper so I’m more inclined to buy soft/hardcover but I dunno about the prices…

I’m also a paper lover but I use the kindle app. Not being able to copy-paste kanji you don’t know is kind of a bother :see_no_evil:

Also, because Raionus seems to appear every time I post something about FloFlo, I finally figured why there seems to be so much idol stuff on FloFlo :upside_down_face:

His description on WaniKani:

Why am I learning Japanese when Aikatsu already has subtitles?


WAIT, you mean there are other fans of the anime like me? :scream::scream::scream::scream::scream::scream::scream::scream:

Edit: for the reading part, I get the idea, I could use OCR or trace them by hand :thinking:


Yeah, I do that with manga (I get those in print), but because it’s more expensive and less convenient than the integrated dictionary of the kindle I usually stick to books.
You can also import the words you looked up with your kindle into anki, so that’s another plus for convenience.

I guess in the end it depends on how badly you want those books in print, and I totally get that :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:
I have to outsource books into my basement all the time because there’s no space left in my apartment… :cold_sweat:

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