There's a cake here somewhere because

… Over this weekend I got to level 60, taking 2.3 years and 223607 reviewed items (as per wkstats).

Felt so happy when I saw the level-up animation on the dashboard homepage.

In a sense, the road is nearing the end. In another one, it’s just the beginning. It’s bittersweet for me.

WK has been part of my day every single day for those 2.3 years, and it was always joyful to see the new mnemonics for the new kanji. The new phrases. The quirkiness that I learned to love. And bit by bit my Japanese was getting better.
I love doing lessons, I love doing the reviews. I’ll keep doing the reviews for a foreseeable future, but it’s never going to be the same. (it’s bittersweet)

I’m happy that WK is enabling me to reach my lifelong dream of learning Japanese. I’m getting there! Already read a couple of manga. Now I’m listening to (beginner/mid-level) podcasts and reading コンビニ人間 along with the IBC Primer bookclub. Sooner or later I’m going to Japan and I’m going to have a blast!

I’ll be eternally grateful for WK, its creators and maintainers for enabling my dream.

And I’ll also be eternally grateful for the wonderful WK community, who showed me that reading native material was possible, even as a beginner. And that really was the spark for me. That showed me that learning was possible, I could do it, I was doing it!

I’ll be eternally grateful for the kind people explaining SRS, the levels, the grammar books, the native books, the bookclubs, Japanese itself, Japanese culture and loads of interesting bits about kanji.

I don’t post much but I enjoy the forum a lot. If I’m learning Japanese now it because of you guys.

I love being part of it all. The 10 year old me would be proud and happy.

I don’t bring a cake: For me the cake was WaniKani’ing all along.

This post was longer than expected.

TL;DR: I’m incredibly happy, excited for the future in the Japanese language journey but somehow today I miss a little bit my level 20-30 days. It’s bittersweet.

Thank you guys and see you around the forums and bookclubs <3


Congratulations man! Wishing you the best of luck going forward and hoping I’ll be in your shoes some day!


Congratulations! :crabigator: :cake:


:crabigator: :partying_face: :cake: :tada: :crabigator:

Wow, congratulations! Save me a piece, will you? :slight_smile: It’s still a really long time until I will get my own cake :smiley:

:crabigator: :partying_face: :cake: :tada: :crabigator:

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Congratulations. 2.3 years is a great job.

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Big congrats! :tada:


Sorry for the late reply, but a huge おめでとうございます on reaching level 60. I hope that WK has helped you along your Japanese language learning journey! You definitely deserve some cake! I even cut it into 6 pieces for you. :slightly_smiling_face:


Good luck with the rest of your journey!

-Nick at WK

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