Wanikani for olds

It’s all about finding whatever your sustainable pace is. If it’s getting overwhelming, or if you burned out before doing it a certain way… it’s worth thinking about adjusting that workload.

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Still more consistent than my gym schedule! Good job :smiley:

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I’m on …whatever level, and definitely it’s hard to read NHK News Web Easy. Extremely hard. I’m going to come back at that at level 25 – I think things start rolling a bit better once one has enough kanji under the belt, but definitely not before somewhere between 20 and 30. And I’m the same with listening comprehension speed – it’s slow going for sure and that’s natural. That’s so great you’re doing iTalki!

Thank you for the good wishes! I wish you the best of luck as well! And endurance. :blush:

P.S. Hey, check this out – thanks to @FireFairy:

So that’s encouraging! Stick with it – I’m doing 5 lessons per day now, but at my “full speed” capacity I was doing 10-15 lessons per day. Going slow is good.

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ただいまヒートマプを準備したところです。

I went on holiday in March 2018 and then again in September that was a rough year digging out of all those reviews !! Started a new Japanese class in August 2019 and that caused another 0 lesson streak. Who cares about speed. Also, if I get surprised by a vocab burn attempt with kanji I don’t recall, I frequently ‘resurrect’ the kanji to re-learn.

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Hey,

Congratulations on reaching level 60. But, where did you download this heatmap? It’s what I have been looking for, as it shows time in hours and minutes. Please post a link so I can get the heatmap too. thanks

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I want to make a chart that compares everyone’s slowest level because I’m curious.
Should I make this a seperate thread?

Mine is 92 days
Add yourself

|username| slowest level |time|
|nemuitanuki|level 17|92 days|
|Maulrus|Level 2|203 days|

To the thread

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This is far more inspirational than the “finished WK in a year” threads. The resilience to pick oneself back up repeatedly is admirable.

Good luck to you!

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Make a separate thread for this…

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that would be Kumirei’s WaniKani Heatmap ^^

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Wow, I didn’t expect this kind of response at all. Thanks everyone for the kind words.

I have two years of college study under my belt but I have forgotten a lot because of misuse. I started a new job about a month ago now and I get off work earlier than before so I’ve been trying to establish a new routine. Once I get my queue under control and get lessons going again, I’m going to get back into Tobira I think. I’ve been saying that for a while now…hahaha

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Another oldish here. 38. Been “studying” 5 or 6 years. I might be able to pass the N5.
Lately hovering around 55% on WaniKani.


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Thank you so much. I have been searching for this for a long time. Need to prove my study time to my employers and this heatmap allows me to do it.

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The time will pass regardless, so I’m going to use some of it to learn kanji and vocab. I’m in my 40s and I’ve got a little baby. It’s not easy, but at least having Tsurukame on the phone is helpful. That means I can sneak in a couple of reviews here and there, and it’s also really helpful because I sometimes need to work quickly and I make typos and all. I’ve maintained a decent pace to average about 10 days per level starting properly in January after deciding on the lifetime sub at a discount.

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I am with you in the same boat. 41 and employees with a kid. But we go on anyway! Kudos to you!

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Hitting the big 40 this year, no kids, but also no intention of beating level 60 any time before I actually do it. It’ll be a nice surprise when it happens! Maybe before I’m 50, but if not, pfffft. :smiley:

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I am also a slowpoke! I am 31 and I work a very demanding job, and learning Japanese is something I just wanted to do for poops and giggles. I enjoy the mental challenge (I imagine it’s akin to doing crossword puzzles?), and hopefully it will come in handy when I finally get enough time off to travel all the way to Japan. It’s really heartening to read about all the other slowpokes on here! Go us :relaxed:

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You go! I’m 22 with only a part-time job at the moment and you’re doing way better than I am. Goes to show that most of what makes a difference is dedication and self motivation, and you got it! Way to go, and thanks for inspiring me to do better!

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As cliche as it is, learning Japanese really is more about the journey rather than the destination. As long as you’re having fun with it, it doesn’t matter at what pace you achieve your language learning goals. :grin:

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Another olds here. I’ve been enjoying it and was keeping up a pretty brisk pace up to Level 40 when I hit a bit of a wall. I think it may be time to start balancing out collecting all the Legos with learning to put them together.

And wouldn’t you know it – this is also the year that my near vision decided to retire to the countryside. I may need to start bringing a magnifying glass when I’m shopping for Japanese groceries :joy:

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Well, I’m in my late 60s. I took a year of Japanese in college way back in 1970, but had forgotten almost almost all of it in the intervening years. I started WaniKani as a mental exercise because having two aunts with Alzheimer’s made me nervous. My progress has been very slow. Last December I decided the lifetime membership was going to save me money in the long run. Though I had to do a reset at one point, I worked my way up to Level 5. But part way through the pandemic I had to go on vacation mode. I was living with my elderly mother as a caregiver, and at a certain point I just couldn’t squeeze in any reviews. Now I’m back home and getting ready to restart WaniKani. I’m afraid I will have forgotten an enormous amount. But I guess the only thing to do is just start.

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