TL;DR I haven’t learned Japanese properly and would be thankful if you answered some questions.
Hello everyone, although I am a mere level 6, I have been with wanikani for over a year, stuck on level three for so long I burneed most of it, and finally got a subscription last month.
I will share with you my little story (and vent a little )through Japanese learning and ask some questions in the end, please be patient.
I started learning Japanese when I was 14 years old, went to Japan for a month at 17 years old and quit going to classes due to lost of interest. Last year, aged 22, I went back to Japanese classes and quit after 6 months, this time, for being unsatisfied with the learning speed.
You see, in those almost 4 years I had classes, I just barely finished “Minna no Nihongo II”. That is really slow, I am sure you know that. Also, I was kanji illiterate, practically zero kanji knowledge. It was however just my fault as it was the schools fault.
I was a lousy teenager that liked anime and had no study discipline and so were most people who started learning Japanese there. The classes were once a week for an hour and half and I never studied at home, and that in combination with the type of students there resulted in us learning at a slugs pace. We took on one minna no Nihongo chapter a month and zero kanji study.
So, after all that here are my questions.
1- Is there a premium service for easy grammar learning such as Wanikani is? I have read the resources guide and seen Bunpro, is it just as good as Wk? Is is as surefire learning as WK is?
2-With Bunpro will I have to slug through the grammar I already know, just like the early WK levels for people who already knew them?
3- I know wk is great for kanji, but does it teach me most of the vocabulary I will need to understand day-to-day Japanese? Is 6000 vocabulary enough? (Yes, I am aware of the phrase about 10000 words being needed to become fluent)
4- Do you have any other advice?
Excuse any misspellings, autocorrect is a little stupid at the moment
Thank you so much for answering and sorry for the long thread, I just feel like talking a bit. So far the WK community has been great, feels like going back to the good old internet forums.