Upon reaching level 6, I’ve finally decided to start a study log!! (I’ve been wanting to start one, but I put it off until now.) I’m a huge lurker so I’m not too good with making stuff here so please bear with me… This will be a daily study log, I will probably post at the end of the day. I hope to use this log as motivation to keep learning, and maybe to get to know everyone better!
Hello, my name is Sae Rin (but you can just call me Rinse). I am a Korean-Egyptian person who is fluent in Korean, but not Egyptian. I have a big love for art, animation, writing, linguistics, and math! I really just like creating things in general, and I’m currently writing a book.
How Did I Get Here?
I don’t really have a background in Japanese, other than some anime/manga/games. The reason why I decided to learn Japanese is actually kind of stupid, but it is what it is. It was just a process of me thinking:
“I should learn another language.”
“Japanese seems similar to Korean. Seems like a waste not to learn it.”
“Guess I’m learning Japanese then.”
Due to this very simple thought process in around May of 2020, I got myself to learn hiragana and katakana from Tofugu, from which I was introduced to WaniKani. I tried it out, and it worked really well for me, so I got up to level 3 and then decided to try alternatives like Anki or Kanji Garden. None of those worked (for me, we all learn differently), and starting the new year, I finally sealed the deal with the crabigator…
➟ Reach level 25 on WaniKani, spending around 8-10 days on each level.
➟ Learn some more grammar. (Alas, being Korean is not a proper excuse to not learn grammar!!)
➟ Start to have more conversation in Japanese.
➟ Actually start to read something.
➟ Learn proper intonation and how to sound natural.
➟ Learn more non-Kanji vocab and words not on WaniKani.