Practicing while drunk

learning while drunk is almost certainly of very limited use.

however, if you do want to practice your kanji while drunk, why not try to read a manga? or something similar, which isn’t supposed to be actual learning, but still puts your acquired skills to use?

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A little bit of alcohol can either help a bit or have no effect for me. I wouldn’t dream of touching WK if I’m blotto though… I’ll save drunken Japanese for whenever I can get back to the wonderful bars of Osaka. Speaking is way easier than reading when drunk, especially when it’s on vocab and kanji that are either new or difficult for me to remember.

THC on the other hand, I have found it helps with my recall. If I’m stoned I go a lot more slowly, but it does something with my memory where I can dig a bit deeper and get a few master or enlightened items I probably would have missed sober. Don’t try this if you’re in Japan of course…

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Depends how much you drink. I used to learn words and review while I was in the habit of drinking recreationally. I think I had like 80% accuracy. That was only 2-4 shots though. I’m assuming you’re not trying to do wanikani while blacked out

Being able to focus while on any kind of drug is a learned skill though.

I used to but I found that I completely forgot them by morning. So if I have a night of drinking I’ll let those reviews spill over to the next day.

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If I fail a wanikani item while buzzed, it was probably going to be missed eventually. A little extra study on the hard ones doesn’t hurt anyway.

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Sometimes I actually do better after a few drinks because I don’t overthink things. I’m able to more easily pull things from my memory, things just flow. Can’t learn lessons for shit though…

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This is a placeholder because I want to erase what I wrote… :sweat_smile:

I didn’t even think about the impact of discussing something like this on an open public forum. Sorry for this! <3

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Never made my lessons go better, I can tell ya that.

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Doing reviews while drunk was a fun challenge in itself, and I personally used to do them.

Doing reviews while hungover on the other hand… something I would not do :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Isn’t it like scientifically proven, that at least the speaking gets better and more “fluent” while drunk? :smiley:

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I think it just you stop caring about grammar and let it goes. It’s one of the skill that I need to practice when I tried to improve my English fluency.

So yeah, alcohol could benefit your langauge output by doing that but it won’t do any good when trying to learn something (input)

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French came out much more naturally with a little beer :smiley:

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Same with me. But that’s because I never read.

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Ever wonder if it was more like that scene from the wolf of wallstreet though, the one where he thinks he drove the car great but in reality… :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

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After watching Cells At Work: Code Black, I don’t think I’ll even take a sip of alcohol. Also, your liver will prioritize breaking down alcohol before fat so… nope.

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Yeah that anime make me feel really sorry for every single cells in my body… Especially, those hard working loli latelet.

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No… Just no… There is no drunken fist of studying. Being drunk prevents you from remembering things.

I mean, I understand if you want to relax and I too have kicked back a beer at the start of a Friday or Saturday night while getting my reviews done for the night. There’s no advantage to it though. It’s a handicap overall. Enjoy using WK responsibly. :sweat_smile:

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My Japanese is fine when drunk, but yeah, it gets a little rough when I do what Leo DiCaprio did.

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I’ll be closing this thread as I’d generally discourage discussing alcohol and the effects in a casual manner like this on the forums, and I’d also want to put out a reminder about what’s written in Goal 3. Thanks.

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