Postby derpda » October 23rd, 2015 6:58 pm
I mostly agree with san =)
Using pretty much the same method except that I imported all the Jouyou Kanji from the iOS dictionary "Imiha" to Anki.
That saves me the trouble of adding all the readings. and creating cards one by one. I go by the order of said dictionary.
I do 5 new Kanji per day and as I learn both sides (reading and production), that's 10 new srs cards per day.
Like he said, whenever you learn a new Kanji, look up common (!!) words that it is used in and try to cover all the readings. The "common words" option on jisho.org can easily be accessed by typing "#common" after the search term.
Some readings are rarely used. Funny enough though, they are often part of 四字熟語 (google that) and I like those, so I whenever I find one I add it and I can often remember those rare readings particularly well =D
Example: 求不得苦 "gufutokuku", meaning "The pain of not getting what one seeks. The "gu" reading of 求 is otherwise hardly used.
But you can just as well ignore those readings. If you don't share my particular interest, it's probably better not to waste your time with it and, if a word ever uses that reading, to just learn that word by itself.
Question for a native speaker or someone who is way better at Japanese than me (or anyone really, budge in please!), could I say that I am こだわり about these readings/the way I study Kanji? That word seems to express a pretty common Japanese trait to me and I would love to know how to properly use it. Japanese example sentence would be much appreciated!
For reviews, try to come up with one word for each reading. That way, you can basically learn vocab at the same time.
I do study all the vocab accumulated that way in a second srs-deck as well, but more often than not, I already know the meaning and reading of new words. Naturally, I use no Furigana (Ruby of whatever it was called in english) for that particular deck. Good reading practise!
This way I was able to learn some 1000 Kanji in a bit less than a year and, if I keep sticking to my schedule, I'll be done with the Jouyou Kanji and a lot of vocab by end of June next year! =) CANT BLOODY WAIT OH MY GAWD THATS GONNA FEEL GOOD =D
Have fun studying everyone!
Edit: This is my first post here =) I would love to find an active community and get to know everyone =)