Race to Your Goal! December 2020 JLPT

I’ve been investing a lot of time into bunpro recently as well and it’s so worth it. Not only do you learn grammar, it helps you get so much reading done every day and it synergizes so well with Wanikani. I wish I had studied bunpro as diligently as wanikani over the last year.


So I just had a level up in 4 days and 1 hour … holy fuck that leaves you with 150 new lessons in a single batch. I think I never had so many lessons waiting for me. I’m doing them in batches of twenty over the day, but I think I won’t be able to get through all the new vocab and kanji before tomorrow evening. I really don’t like to not 0/0 every day but it’s just not feasible to do all these lessons in one go :sweat_smile:


Hello everyone, this sounds fun! Count me in! :high_touch:
I am planning on taking N4 this December, which is why I joined WK in the first place.
It seems like level 27 wk is the minimum requirement for N4 kanji, so that’ll be my goal.
Let’s give our best & reach our goals ! Fight-o!


Good luck!

Level 27 is a great goal but it certainly isn’t the minimum for N4, that’s when you’ve covered 100% of the Kanji used in N4. (At least according to old lists, they don’t publish the lists of Kanji used in the exams anymore but the old lists are still a good ball park)

You hit 95% of the Kanji used by level 16, so you should have a pretty good shot by then (:


What @origamipaperclip mentioned is absolutely sure for the kanji section, so be sure to allocate enough time for grammar studies, reading practice, and listening practice!


If you haven’t discovered it already - bunpro.jp is a very good resource for studying JLPT grammar specificially! If you reach level 16 by december and do all the bunpro lessons, you should be easily able to pass!


I’m actually still on the look out for grammar & listening resources which work best for me. I’ve subscribed to Minna no Nihongo on YouTube, but somehow I feel like there aren’t many example & find it hard to follow along. Will give bunpro.jp a try & see if it does the trick, thank you !


Yayy! That’s good to know! I’ll be a bit ambitious & hope to ace the test then :wink:


Level 21! I completed the pain levels and entered the death ones.
At this point keeping up the speed hasn’t been easy. While levels 13-15 were fairly manageable at around 8 days per level, 18-20 weren’t exactly easy. I feel leveling up every 2 weeks is more doable. Slowly but surely, lets get there!


Level 40? How am I level 40?

Anyway, managed it in 6 days 22 hours. Roughly 2/3 there?


Reached my 300 day streak yesterday.
Not log until the full year.

I’m planning to reach 30 by end of September/beginning of October.


Level 23. Yaay…
22 was a bit boring to be honest. I see some pretty useful kanji in this level so I’m looking forward to those.


So boring I need to wait until tomorrow to level up. I should probably read some manga in japanese today. I think I bought too many in the bookwalker summer sale.


Welcome on Wanikani !

Just for my curiosity, can you explain what are you doing in your weekly japanese course?
Do you follow a specific book ? How your courses are structured?


Also Welcome ! o/

I don’t know about the youtube channel, but if you only have the book it’s hard to learn alone, it’s better to have a teacher with those books.


Sooo, for myself I am coming back after… 75 days on the same level :cold_face:

After hitting level 20 I was so discouraged by the vocabs remaining after 100000 reviews for level 19 and the kanji and vocab getting more difficult and abstract. I was wondering why I put that much effort for not progressing anymore (I also ragequitted to have broken my streak of 170 days).

I slowly started bunpro after buying Kanzen Master Books, because I like the quiz system when actually learning the new grammar points with my books.

So, I am coming back, after progressing with grammar and my big pause, I get back my motivation and slowly come back in track.

The only problem is : I had 900+ reviews waiting for me yesterday and now I have this :

Is this pain ? :scream:


You’ve got 33% fewer reviews today! :partying_face:

I’ve fallen behind a couple of times recently, and when getting out of a review pile I often find it’s really helpful to feel like I’m moving forward. If the pile is more than I can manage then I try and focus on doing more reviews today than are scheduled for tomorrow. That way I know that if I’m not going to make it to zero, that I’m still getting closer each day. Kept me closer to sanity :sweat_smile:


Hi, for basic I really go to standard Japanese course using the famous Minna no Nihongo and the course is very structured in terms of grammar and topic. It has listening, talking between classmates, and writing which includes all aspect.

After I reached certain level, I know I need to do more and find way other way to study. So, I went to Japan and confirming that if I go to the next level, it would be more toward reading grammar which is hardly used in daily conversation while I have not mastered on using all of the grammar I learnt. So, I tried to understand book that only write conversation.

After returning back, I search course that focus on conversation. In the class, sensei does not use book. One page of it could be used for 2 classes which is only used as topic reference. It does not give chance for communication between student but the teacher explain a condition and ask each student to answer and correct each single student. Whatever sensei said that we do not understand, question is raised, so we learn new vocab. I realised that the vocabulary that is used is a common vocab I found in drama later on because it does not refer to as book.


Hit level 28 in 17 days and 2 hours!

I’ve felt like I was close to level 30 since I hit level 20. I thought I’d be more motivated at this point by being close to level 30, but I’ve felt close to level 30 for so long that it feels implausible that I might actually get there one day :sweat_smile:

Inching closer though!


Okay I’m level 23 now. I should probably spent more time learning
japanese but I was pretty lazy the whole week.

There were just too many sales so I have lots of japanese reading material now. I should probably update my bookmeter account but I don’t know how to use that site that well yet. :sweat: