A few weeks ago, I gave in to Anki and created my own deck. After the first few levels, concrete words like water, river and cat gave way to more abstract and nuanced vocabulary, and I felt that the example sentences often didn’t offer a very clear picture of how the word in question is used - and I also worried that, at my level, I wouldn’t get to see those words in the wild anytime soon.
Instead of using a pre-made deck, I started looking up sentences using the vocab from my WK lessons, and I’m seeing that everyday I discover new ways of saying things and expressing ideas in Japanese.
Then a couple of days ago this article by @koichi came up in the Tofugu website:
It’s mostly what I’ve been doing, though I’m doing JAP>ENG only and not the other way around (my focus is on reading at the moment). It also recommends adding from one sentence per day up to five sentences per day, which seems a very low number to me (though I have time now to do plenty of Anki reviews and I focus on words WK has already taught me).
So I’m wondering who else is doing this, what are your goals and strategies, and where do you get your sentences from?