I’ve been at this for about 8 month at this point, and I’m making some good progress. I still couldn’t hold a conversation to save my life, but I can understand some simple stuff. I’ve been using an N5 Anki deck to build my vocabulary alongside WK in preparation for the N5 in December.
One of the problems I’ve been running into a lot recently is that I can connect the english meaning of a japanese word to the kanji for that word, and I can connect the kanji of a word to the japanese pronunciation of that word, but I can’t connect the english meaning to the japanese sounds. Like, if i see 栄光 written like that, I can tell you it’s pronounced “えいこう” and means “glory”, but if I hear someone say "えいこう” or see it written in hiragana, I have no idea what it means.
Has anyone else had this problem? How did you get past it?