What other resources should I be using while doing WaniKani

Even though the reviews do pile up sometimes, I enjoy WaniKani.
But what else should I be doing along with WaniKani - is it something like making an Anki deck and adding other vocabulary? Should I have already started grammar or can that wait (eg level 10)?

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You should start learning grammar as soon as it is possible. I personally use genki but there are a lot of other good materials out there. Tofugu.com has some good resource recommendations.

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I’m new as well, so I am by no means an expert, but I think that you should get started on other resources right away (or in the near future.) Because you are in the beginning levels, it will only get harder from there - well, not necessarily harder but definitely more reviews - so it would be better to start out strong from the beginning. Grammar should be your main focus for now, because even if you are very strong in kanji and vocabulary, a lack of grammar will render it worthless as you still won’t be able to understand simple things. If you learn better with textbooks, I would suggest Genki, and if videos are more your thing you should check out Japanese Ammo with Misa or CureDolly. They both have excellent absolute beginner grammar series. Mainly, just explore your resources until you find something that works for you and go from there.

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Grammar, reading practice, listening practice, speaking practice, writing practice… these are all possibilities. Not too early to get in on any of them.

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In addition to what others have said about grammar, this playlist is good. They have things for complete beginners through to intermediate. Also listen as much as possible, even if you don’t understand everything. Also Tae Kim’s grammar guide would also be good

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Personally I found it super weird that WK said, “now maybe learn some grammar!” when I hit level 10-- I can’t imagine having gone into this with only being able to read hiragana/katakana and zero grammar knowledge.

Most people who self-study use Genki or Minna no Nihongo textbooks, but Tae Kim’s guide is also highly recommended. Doing only WK + Anki is a little tough since it’s all memorizing and not forming your own sentences to practice or speaking/listening.

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Alright, thank you all, should start learning grammar