So I’m learning about 20 vocab words a day (I’m up to about 600 vocab words now), and I can recall probably about half from memory going from English to Japanese. Right now my studying revolves around vocab and just active listening, so I’ll spend the rest of my time after I’m done with my reviews and lessons on active listening (with no subtitles). I also started learning vocab about a month ago and I started active listening two months ago. I’ve also only just started learning Japanese, so I’m like only 4 days away from hitting the 3-month mark of my journey.
I know I’m only just getting started, and I only have about 125 hours of active listening, but my question is how long does it take to start being able to hear the verbs such as “go”, “eat”, “talk”, “speak”, “read”, “come”, consistently? So basically verbs that are short like "読む”、”来る”, etc. Just so you know, I’m not impatient at all here, I know Japanese is a long process. The reason why I’m asking is because I know all these words and I rarely ever hear them. Occasionally I do though, but it’s most often I don’t. Whenever I look to see if I heard a word correctly, which is typically a noun or an adjective, I sometimes see one or two other words in there that I hadn’t heard but I know.
Anyways, just curious what people have to say about this and how long it may take, how their process went with this, etc. My assumption is that I just require a lot larger word bank for me to start filling in the blanks to help me hear these sounds since a lot of them are short and some sound the same.