Oh another thing I was wondering about is my accuracy, vocabulary is by far the hardest obviously and my accuracy rate in that is lower, but I also get both radicals and kanji wrong from time to time:


I’d say anything above 80% is generally pretty good and you shouldn’t worry too much. Due to the nature of SRS, those items that you get wrong will appear more often so you’ll get more opportunities to review them and let them stick better.


It’s very doable, even if you don’t do all of your lessons at once! If you ever need a pick-me-up and to know it’s possible, just go meander around in this thread for awhile!

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I imagine that your vocabulary scores will improve as you progress. In the first few levels, all those number combos are pretty tricky, but things get a bit more predictable as you progress.

I’m on level 16, but I still keep missing the numbers sometimes.


Yes the numbers and counters sometimes feel sooooo random. I’ve definitely messed them up a lot!

Let me just say that if you really get into this, you might find yourself at times wondering what to do in the three hours between your 60+ reviews.

It depends on the amount of time you’ve got, but what im trying to say its sort of embrace it and you’ll find it’s very doable

I installed the self-study quiz userscript, and use it regularly.

Actually, you might want to check out the collection of userscripts… it’s incredible how much you can add to your experience here by using them…

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here use this

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I should have said, your vocabulary scores will probably not stay so much lower than your kanji scores as you progress. If you’re anything like me, the vocabulary scores will indeed end up lower than they are now—it’s just that the kanji will drop even more. But who knows what your experience will be?

Have you had any speaking practice? The “rule-breakers” for counters tend to be fairly predictable once you get the hang of it; they have exceptional readings for the sake of making them easier to say quickly.

Also, to echo @rumade, a 0/0 queue is not necessarily a good thing. Doing all ~80 lessons at once means having a whopping ~80 reviews hit you every time they resurface. I like to do all my kanji lessons at the same time though, so that when their vocab reviews unlock I get a random assortment of everything instead of being pigeonholed into words comprised of only the few kanji I happened to advance first.

Instead of aiming for 0/0, aim for 0 reviews as often as possible, then trickle your lessons in gradually so that you have 0 right before you unlock new ones :slight_smile:


I’m doing it at level 20 although I sometimes leave some lessons for the next day. I always leave my reviews at zero before I go to bed.

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I’m at level 12 and am struggling to remember all the new vocabulary. I took a break one weekend and ended up with 240 reviews… took it slow and gradually wore them down.

The biggest issue I had was when a new level unlocks and you suddenly have 50 new lessons - I take it slow and only learn a few at a time, make sure they are going well before unlocking the next 10 or so.


Is this a real card?
Why do you get electricity weakness for knowing a water type move?

Edit: Says Fake at the bottom.

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Even just doing Wanikani once a day (mooost days), I usually managed a 0/0 queue all the way through the early twenties. More recently, I’ve had to space out lessons more, aiming to keep the apprentice queue in the neighborhood of 100 items as much as possible (best advice I ever got on this board). I also started doing a maximum of 30 lessons per day.

Just make sure that when you sit down to reviews, you clear them out. Even a few hundred doesn’t take very long. Pace lessons more slowly if you need to though.

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I mean, there’s probably a good reason why the default chunking is 5 lessons. The goal is in fact to learn Japanese, not hit the highest level. If you force through then you’re bound to end up in a world of pain, because you’ll have a high level without the backing skill to progress very easily.


Well I guess that’s alright then.
I think we all felt that


wow… i am… the slow
is it because it’s easier to write tunami when writing in japanese?

Just to let you know that I have a check list which i check (duh…) whenever i make one of the lvl 60 senpais answer me…

i feel so accomplished…

Also i only used the card as a reference that you should learn to surf the tsunami (or tunami… or toonami) that reviews become after a while. Didn’t realize that it was fake, sorry.

But I love Pokemon

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