Hi, I’m new, returning to Japanese studying after about 6 or 7 years since I learned kana but had to drop it to focus on the rest of life. Thankfully I still remember the kana!
WaniKani is very similar to how I learned kana with Anki, but for kanji and vocab so I’m really happy this exists. With that said it’s plain to see this doesn’t address everything, there will still be grammar/sentence structure and speaking/listening to overcome.
When should I be looking at introducing supplementary resources for these purposes? I am still on the first level of Kanji so I have plenty of time, but also not much in the way of words under my belt currently, so I’m not sure how productive I could be. I’m particularly curious about anyone who used bunpro.jp for grammar, since I have a strong bias in favor of SRS stuff.
My last question is, about how long did it take for “things to start really making sense?” Like when you could actually listen to a spoken sentence and get it, isolate the homophones and homonyms and such? Or look at a written sentence and quickly isolate the meanings and intended words, even if the sentences themselves were fairly simple. One thing that’s always nagged in my mind as I tried to learn Japanese was I kept demonstrably learning and retaining more information, but couldn’t actually apply it to anything yet as far as I could tell.
Thanks for your time!