God I hope this question hasn’t been asked before, and I’m creating a duplicate thread. The WK community is an explosion of awesomeness … but an explosion none the less, and a little intimidating for a newbie such as myself.
Anyways, I’m looking for some resources that would help me introduce the vocab I’m learning into simple sentences. I love the WK system so far, but I’m personally missing two things.
One, I need to apply vocab to real life sentences. I can see “大きい” pop up on a review, and after some thought and self doubt finally decide … “Oh yeah, that’s big”. But that’s honestly the first time I’ve typed that outside of a review. I’m starting to think I only really recognize kanji with a pink or purple background, and in the font I’ve come to know. I really feel like typing simple sentences like “That is a big tree” or “An adult raises a child” would really help me to give really meaning to “大人”, instead what I call “Wani-Meaing”. Like, I feel like I can peg this in a review, but in real life it would never occur to me what it means.
The other issue is that I notice myself making typos. I’ll switch し and ち (frick’in 大した got me on that more than once), and other little mistakes where after getting it wrong I’ll look at my answer and exclaim “Wait! I didn’t mean to type that”! I feel like typing words in sentences would really help work out some of those kinks.
Another issue is - as I just noticed - I can recognize 大した as great when I see it. But to type it from memory is another trick altogether. Seems to be another point for simple sentence practice.
Is there a good way to take my words, form some sentences, and just start banging them out “I’m in trouble with my parents” style? Or another method that I could get some structured practice typing vocab outside of reviews?