Hello Everyone - Relatively new user here that absolutely loves WaniKani.
Sorry if this has been asked a lot. I did search, but couldn’t find what I was looking for. I know that WK is focused on Kanji and Vocab is seen an a great additional benefit.
I guess what I want to ask is why do many not see WK as a great vocab learning tool? I am aware that you learn the vocab based on the kanji ordering (easier Kanji first rather than frequency of Kanji in daily use).
However, looking at WK stats, it looks like you still learn the vast majority of the 2k most common Kanji eventually (does this not translate to most common vocab?) and much of the JLPT. I feel like I am learning a lot of vocab through WK. I am not a fan of any of the other apps and prefer not having to use several apps.
I don’t have a lot of time to study Japanese unfortunately and need to prioritize my time. I would rather focus on grammar via Genki, KaniWani for recalling words, and speaking/listening practice. I am also not trying to “speedrun” Japanese so I don’t really care if I learn more common works later on.
I am planning on supplementing vocab that I learn through the Genki series and Kana (anyone have a good tool for Kana based vocab?)
A bit of a scattered question, I know. I just don’t get the criticism of vocab that I have read and want to see if I am making a mistake by not supplementing vocab early on.