SO. I have been reading up some kanji from my regular Anki Japanese core 2000 deck. I wrote another 20 or so sentences down and tried to read some bits n pieces in Japanese. However, after almost an hour of writing and reading kanji and sentences I already felt like I was wasting time. When I began this blog I thought it would be wise to START by learning just kanji. Never have I been so wrong. I already know about 800 Kanji meanings from RTK but the majority cannot be used as a single unit. Moreover, lots of words I encountered in texts are actually written in Hiragana while I don’t know all of the readings. Soooo, to clear up my method I am going to do some oldschool exercises!
With THIS pdf version of Tae Kims full grammar guide to Japanese and the anki deck I will start learning more and more grammar everyday, posting some basic phrases, tables and vocab and hopefully soon enough start writing in japanese myself! I found that to work the most for my Spanish
Now, as much as I agree with Khatzumoto et alii that the ‘learning and applying of grammar’ SUCKS, I still think it can give a lot of confidence. Also, I am so disorganized myself that I’m unable to find sentences or texts to study for my level. So, most probably, I will return to my collection of Naruto Manga’s, the Parallel texts in Japanese and the Anki phrases…
EDIT: Whoever made the Anki Japanese 2000 Core Deck is GENIUS but it can be incredibly annoying to see the same words 10 times before acquiring new vocab. Of course its necessary, but on short term, very ineffective.