Does anyone else thing that, at least in the first levels, the “context sentences” are sometimes complex and not useful? For instance:
Fifty white female Americans are competing against each other to obtain five manju.
On my dad’s fifty-fifth birthday, I was invited to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
The princess took 10 million yen from the Royal Family and flitted away with a fishy American into the moonlight.
And so on. I think that this fact increase the burden of the study (for those who are already struggling to memorize the radicals/kanji/vocabulary), and some people could ignore them completely, instead to use this opportunity to really put the word in a “real world” sentence and enhance the learning process.
If they are supposed to be funny, not all cultures/countries have the same codes for humor, but I appreciate the effort.
Would they be more useful if they were in more simple and meaningful contexts? What do you think?