Wherever fits best
Moved it to Wanikani category
Don’t know if this counts but happened to notice this right as it hit 1001
Please stop hearting me. Am a grr mean, not a happy nice. Fear me > : (
Finally listened to the wanikani guide and so far it is been fun.
Excuse me, I was not aware of this; is there an audio guide you can listen to?
" The ultimate wanikani guide" thread
I see. Thanks for the heads up!
One kanji away from getting to Level 4.
I’ve been doing Wani Kani for a year!
I really can’t believe how much better I’ve gotten and reading and listening to Japanese! The reading part is obvious–Wani Kani, is hands-down the best reading program I’ve ever encountered. I’ve tried learning to read several ways–I took formal classes in college, and while I still remember a lot from that time, I could only remember the most frequently encountered Kanji. I’ve used Duolingo (useless for learning to read, IMHO), Japanesepod101.com (I plan to go back to that one for listening comprehension), reading on my own (it took me literally 20 years to finish my first novel). The combination of mnemomics, SRS AND book clubs is THE BEST.
I also now realize that the biggest barrier to understanding spoken Japanese is NOT unfamiliar grammar, it’s unfamiliar vocabulary. Wani Kani teaches crazy amounts of vocabulary, and with fewer unfamiliar words, I’ve been picking up new grammar pretty easily, just from watching Japanese TV and reading.
I’m hoping to visit Japan again next year, and I’m really looking forward to being literate!
My Japanese brother-in-law consistently posts updates in Facebook, and is the best source of 情報 on what is going on with my sister, nieces and nephew (his wife and children), but he posts in Japanese, and the automatic translation is crap. But in today’s post, there was only one kanji I didn’t know! (Plus a few unfamiliar 熟語 and a couple of mysterious expressions.) Still, I pretty much understood it, yay!
Finally reached Reality Levels!!!
Not directly Wanikani, but thanks to Wanikani, I just had a seller on Jimoty (the Japanese version of Craigslist) say that he didn’t want to sell a coffee table to me because he doesn’t believe I’m foreign. For context, I messaged him about a table he is selling and finished my text with “I apologize for my poor Japanese”
And he responds:
From your message I do not get the impression that you are a foreigner. The fact that your Japanese is perfect makes me more than a bit suspicious. I think it is better that you search for something closer to XX city.
Sir, I am extremely flattered but goddamnit I want that coffee table!!
Thanks a lot, Wanikani
Slow and steady wins the race! It took me four years to 60