So, as I continue studying more and more kanji and vocabulary, I start facing this problem.
When I am doing a WaniKani review, I look at the kanji, and my brain goes, “yup, that kanji is read x and means y”. Awesome!
But then if I’m like, okay, I want to write this word, I can perfectly remember what it means and how to say it, but the kanji that make it up just… don’t appear in my brain. Like, if I look at 赤, which isn’t even a particularly complicated kanji, I’m like “yup, that’s red, and it’s read aka”. But if I want to actually mentally create that kanji… I can’t really do it. I couldn’t remember how to write water the other day.
I know that most of the things I’ll be doing in Japanese will be either reading, listening, speaking or writing on a keyboard of some sort, but I just wanted to ask if anyone knows of any resource to help me actually remembering the kanji without having to look at it.
Thank you very much!