Wanikani's Humor


#1

I just want to say I really love Wanikani’s humor in telling how the different radicals tell a story, describe a thing, or is just whacky. I started learning Japanese again (after about 20 years away from it) and if I had you all as a teacher in the 90’s I would have stayed with it. I look forward to doing my reviews more as a fun game than a chore at learning the necessary grammar of a new language. Some things sound crazy and first (flying cow = strange thing), but good lord, it sure sticks in your mind!! Great going!!


#2

It’s nice to remember that we get these too, the next time someone complains about it.


#3

wait leebo. how did you level up so fast_


#4

“so fast” in this case is only about 8 days per level, which is slower than I went the first time. I do my lessons and reviews promptly but don’t wake up to do them in the middle of the night.


#5

uhm maybe my memory just confused me


#6

I have only picked up Japanese a couple years ago, but I’ve been getting the impression studying was much more difficult not too long ago. It seems the internet has made it a much more enjoyable process than it used to be.


#7

Eh, I think the Charlie Sheen jokes are outdated though. You barely hear anything about the actor these days.


#8

Considering it took me about 15 days to complete level 3, that seems pretty dang fast. :open_mouth:


#9

Yeah there’s a few references that seem sorta dated. Does anyone even remember Hard Gay or longcat?


#10

I have no idea what/who they are, so those mnemonics are kind of difficult for me.


#11

Honestly, I think this is a worthy complaint: get rid of references to outdated memes. Either spend time to keep up with trending memes, or better yet, use references that are sure to stand the test of time.


#12

Presumably some of those are things that will be changed in the long foretold radical/mnemonic overhaul. May our grandchildren know a better WaniKani. :wink: