So. Let’s start.
-20 now, but been trying to learn Japanese since I was 13.
-Read both Genki books when I took Japanese at the JC in high school ( ) but skimmed over a lot, I felt like.
-Know a lot of words just from trying for so long off and on.
-I text a pen pal in Hokkaido a couple of times a week and have Japanese conversations with her.
-Was talking to Japanese people in VRchat, but I don’t really have anything to talk about with them.
-Not really into Anime or Manga that much… But freaking LOVE video games.
-Do Wanikani every other day for an hour. Trying to be fluent in like, five years, I guess?
Thank you for reading this so far. I know it’s kind of contrived, and I don’t expect you to solve all of my problems - but I think I need a better approach for everything besides Kanji.
For grammar, I was using JLPT Sensei’s website with an Excel spreadsheet to copy down each grammar, its conjugations, and some example sentences - but I haven’t done it for a week because it’s just kind of frustrating, especially when I have no proper way to practice it.
For vocab, I haven’t used Anki since like, last year. But I’m constantly surprised with how much I learn from the WaniKani vocabs.
For speaking/listening… I got nothin’.
I read Noursaidana’s inspirational guide and was thinking maybe I’d play an RPG in Japanese or something, but IDK.
I really like WaniKani for its humor, community, and its fruit-flavored colors that make me happy when I learn things. So, how do I get more of that? Buy Tobira? Start watching Game Center CX again, but without subs? Keep making more awkward Japanese language acquaintances on Tandem?
This is an unruly post, but I’m the kind of person who kind of needs the confirmation that they’re doing the right thing, haha.
Wow, thanks for reading all that