I was wondering what other resources (books, websites etc) that people use to learn japanese since WaniKani is “only” kanji?
For listening: Netflix for watching with JP subs, Crunchyroll for watching without any subs, and Let’s Plays for conversational Japanese.
Jlpt stories podcast
I hadn’t found the best resources (other than wanikani) so far but I find that playing Japanese videogames and setting my games to Japanese helps me have more exposure to kanjis in a more contextual manner, like for instance on Minecraft bedrock edition I often see the kanjis for specific colors, names of meats, materials, tools and generally of any item out there.
Also with my emulator I got Mother 2 (Earthbound in the west) for it and it helps provide me more hiragana and katakana based reading, getting me more familiar with reading in the language.
I have kept away from Cure Dolly for so long since I thought it was creepy after 10 seconds, but after seeing you recommend her all the time I had to give her a serious chance. All I can say is thanks, I have begun to actually understand some grammar!
Highly agree with @Omun on this. I have a BunPro subscription and plan to watch more Cure Dolly soon.
Seconding Genki here, I only have the first book and workbook so far. Once I save some money, I will purchase the updated edition and workbook for Genki II.
Once I get somewhat of a foundation on some sentences I will then attempt some NHK News Easy. I am currently watching Naruto on Netflix, albeit with subtitles, for listening familiarization. I will do no subs later on once I get better at it.
Hope this helps you @Linka421! All the best on your language journey!
I used LingoDeer for Japanese I-II grammar initially, and for review I use my own Anki cards - pretty similar to using BunPro to reinforce Genki/your book of choice, I just happen to make my own cards.
Also Genki’s and LingoDeer’s vocab lists for non-wanikani words. I put those in Anki too.
Now that I’ve hit the end of the LingoDeer and Genki path I guess I’ll have to decide what to add next …
I use Remembering the Kanji in addition to WaniKani for the kanji. I practice grammar and speaking by going through the Genki books with a teacher on italki. If you ever consider italki, I would recommend a man called Kenya Watanabe. Stellar teacher.