Hello my dear fellow WK users! I’ve been walking the forums for a couple of years now. After a troublesome Japanese learning months (moved out, and all with all my learning had a 2 month pause), I decided to refresh everything and reset to lvl 1!
So, I always had a little trouble with Katakana. The reading always was fine when the single katakana is shown, but when trown togeter, I always have to look. Let me say, I’m not that fluent with Katakana as with Hiragana. BUT! There’s a way. The WK-Community way. I deceided to start this topic not only to help myself out, but also fellow Katakana hardshippers (don’t even know that is a word though.)!
I want to create a list of resources, tips and tricks to help each other out with this writing system. This entry will be updated to reflect the changes of the topic.
I stumbled across that late last year and thought it looked very intriguing. I had already started WaniKani though, and wasn’t clear whether there was any merit in using both (and if so, would it be better to use them in parallel, or start Read the Kanji after finishing WaniKani?).
Any thoughts? I could do the free trial, but I’m trying to avoid ending up with three billion accounts for Japanese learning resources I don’t use, so any insight before I take the plunge would be appreciated
Depends. Are you willing to take the JLPT at one point? Not only tests this site the Hiragana and Katakana, but also the JLPT vocab. Study an hour a day (divided in simple 15 minutes stints) and it will be might effective. Worth the money IMHO.[quote=“durtle, post:12, topic:30706, full:true”]
Never used it, but the Spiderman reading practice seems like a really good way to practice
I just did the realkana link on the first few days, like religiously… like seriously unlike me as someone who never studied much before. Now that it’s been over two weeks, I only mixed up one katakana so far and I don’t even remember which one it was.
I should review them all again and simulate spaced repetition, but I want to know them well enough to write in quick succession on a whiteboard.