TL:DR - Going to study all 480ish WK radicals in the weekend so I can create mnemonics for new kanji I see in anime subs , Will log how the experiment goes.
Kanji is my nightmare. yesterday I tried watching an anime I like with japanese and english subs at the same time - I found it very fun pausing and looking at kanji meaning , even though the sentence structure and grammar wasn’t 100% clear all the time. I’ve also incorporated WaniKani anime sentence API - and boy it made vocab reviews so much more fun.
I’m not that interested in reading tbh, I like listening and speaking and that’s what pops my focus - so ima try something. (I do need kanji though long term)
While watching I notice that naturally I try to break down new kanji into radicals and make a small mnemonic on the fly, problem is I’m missing alot of radical names.
So in order to learn by watching , making mnemonics on the fly and perhaps anki cards, Ima speed run through WK 480ish radicals.
I currently have an anki deck with the radical names, and gonna run through it tonight for 2 hours, and also on the weekend. then when I’m done with that, ima watch Hunter X Hunter with english+jap subs, make mnemonics on the fly , and see if I can find a cool way to have sentences audio on my phone when I’m done dissecting an episode.
Aight, time to study.
Aight, this is pretty fast, turns out also by level 7 i’ve allready been learning 180 radicals. this is pretty chill, can put on good music and go on learning for hours, will review tomorrow morning what i’ve did today, and try to get another 100 if not more during the day
day 2 - learned another 100 radicals. some of them I knew , but most I didn’t, I think tomorrow I’l muscle through 200 hundred before the week starts and I’l have ton of other stuff
Day 3 - had 73 reviews and 100 new cards + 100 wanikani reviews. That means I got 180 cards togo go, I think ima try to study the rest till the end of the day before the week starts
2022-05-23T21:00:00Z Day 5 I guess - Finished two days ago all the cards, I’ve been investing too much time into japanese , so would recommend people to spread things out , but i’m usually extreme and stupid and pay a price for it. started watching hunter x hunter like 1-2 episodes a day, i do not do deep dive into each episode and make cards or delve on the kanji - but I do focus on listening while just having a snapshot of the english subs without “reading them in my head” . I pause occationaly.
what is interesting though - is wanikani vocab sentences now
here I can on the fly create mnemonics for new kanji I find interesting , when i’m doing a study session.
this is cool because I know that later on when I’l see those kanjis or hear the words they’ll stick much much better.
I’l be able to do “serious anime kanji mining” probably only a month from now , but I’m still very happy I’ve learned all the radicals as it has some utility allready.