As someone coming into Wanikani at N3 level that doesn’t use the Wanikani mnemonic story radical system, I would love for there to be a way to mark cards to basically never see again (or at least automatically pass them when they appear). For example, cards I 1000% already know, and radicals that deviate from their actual meaning and only have significance to the mnemonic system.
Does something like this exist? I hunted around for something but came up dry.
If it were just a few, it’s fine. However, they add up. When 30%-50% of my cards are wasting my time, suddenly it becomes really annoying to get through my reviews. Ideally I don’t even want to waste keystrokes on them.
It’s kind of the same idea behind the script that automatically moves to the next card when you type the right answer, without even pressing enter. It seems like a tiny silly thing, but it adds up with hundreds and hundreds of cards.
Honestly, to me that sounds like you’re better off not using WaniKani.
There are plenty other Kanji SRS platforms like kanji.garden or you could simply get an Anki deck that is to your liking. These tend to be way more customizable than WaniKani, which is what you need imo
The only approximation is to use the double-check script to ignore those cards and mark them correct during review. And it’s quite important to do so, because failing a radical or a kanji can delay your level-up by quite a lot, so you really want to be sure to get them right to hit the 7 days level-up time and catch up with your N3 level quickly enough.
If you stay on a 7-days per level , you can reach level 10 in around one month and half. At that point new kanji for you should start to creep in more and more.
Yep, other than not using WaniKani, this is probably the best suggestion. I believe Double-Check also has lightning mode built-in (which automatically moves to the next item if you answered correctly) which would help you get through your reviews a bit quicker.
Yeah, I’ve used Anki pretty extensively in the past, but it’s just a bit too fiddly for me to keep up with. I really like the user script ecosystem for Wanikani and like how easy it is to use in general. I kind of wanted to have something that starts from the beginning, just because I want to make sure I fill any holes, as my learning up to this point has been somewhat haphazard, which is why I figured I’d grind through Wanikani.
This is really the only problem I have with it that hasn’t already been filled by another script.
Since the API has write access and can submit reviews for users, I’m surprised no one has made a lightweight app/website/browser extension to just take a list of items to mark as correct the moment the reviews become available. With such an app, they’d never even appear in reviews since they would have already been submitted as correct.
Exactly. This is what I assumed must exist, but it seems like it does not yet. It also seems like it would be fairly straight forward…I supposed I’ll take this to the What do you want now thread and see what happens.
Doing a “quick” version as a browser script probably wouldn’t be too hard. This would have major drawbacks though. For one, you’d have to always do your reviews in the same browser for it to work at all. Another issue is that if you ever clear your browser local storage or cache, you’d likely lose the list of words you want to skip, depending on how it was implemented.
Doing a “proper” version that worked completely in the background would likely require a server and persistence, so much more work.
I re-read your post and see what you’re saying now. I don’t know if anyone will ever make such a script, seeing as it still doesn’t exist, but I will agree with what a few others have already said.
Due to WaniKani’s order, you’re likely to see less and less kanji/vocab you already know at N3 level very quickly if you continue. WaniKani doesn’t strictly follow JLPT, 常用, or even frequency order, so it should start to get a bit more bearable fairly soon, I would think. N2 kanji start popping up a bit more around level 10, and just because vocab uses kanji from N3 or lower doesn’t necessarily mean the word itself is a common/low N-level word.
That being said, if you aren’t interested in the mnemonic system you may want to save some money and use Anki, or maybe even Kitsun if you’re really set on a quality UI. Anki is obviously free, but Kitsun has all sorts of decks for vocab and kanji, and you can skip any and every item you already know. It even has a feature to mass-hide items you learned in one deck from others to avoid double-studying.
Only reason being that WaniKani’s biggest selling point (in my opinion) is the mnemonics, which if you don’t need then maybe WaniKani isn’t going to fill the role you want as well as a different platform.