🌸 My Daily Japanese Study Routine | 日本語 | WaniKani, Memrise, Japanese From Zero [Chrysantilus] 🌸


こんにちは! エミです。 これはクリサントルスです。 そして…
私は2年間日本語を勉強しています。 今日
for all of my friends studying 日本語, I am going to go over my daily Japanese routine. So you can see how I study! As I mentioned, I’ve been studying Japanese
for 2 years & I meet with my native speaking 先生 about once a month at a 喫茶店. So this is my daily routine for studying Japanese. One, this is a new tool that I just started
using that I wish I used earlier, it’s called “WaniKani”. I really prioritized learning Hiragana and
Katakana earlier and I totally underestimated the mammoth that Kanji would be. So WaniKani is the one and only way I’ve learned
to successfully memorize Kanji, radicals, kanji vocabulary, etc. etc. If you’re looking to study Japanese and you
don’t even know what I’m talking about right now, go on to WaniKani. It is a fun website y’all, Kanji is intimidating,
it’s like scary and WaniKani makes it literally fun. It’s formatted like a game, you feel like
you’re playing a game and you level up and you are able to memorize the sounds of the
Kanji, the radicals of the kanji, the make-ups of the kanji, and the meanings and it’s, it’s
the best. So WaniKani is what I do first and I complete
all of the WaniKani lessons and reviews that are available and then I go onto an app called
“Memrise”. It’s also formatted like a game, like this
is something that you might see as like a pattern here, but learning a language should
feel like fun, it’s something that I do in my spare time. I have two really big lessons that I’ve taken
from the past two years of studying Japanese, the first one being “Diversify Your Study”
right? So if you’re only doing one thing everyday
to study Japanese and it’s like flashcards and it doesn’t even feel fun, you’re not going
to look forward to doing that for a long period of time, you’re just not, you’re going to
fall off. On Memrise, I’m currently at Japanese 2, but
there’s also a level called Japanese 1 which I completed & I try to do a rocketship of
15 mastered words every day on both levels, so that’s like a total of 30 words. Actually Memrise was the first app I ever
used, it was the first place I ever went to study Japanese and how I really got into it. If you’re looking to even learn your Hiragana,
that’s on there, that’s in the first lesson, so check it out. And it’s totally worth the money, I believe
I pay around $50 a year for it. The third piece of my Daily Japanese Routine
is to read a chapter out of this book, it is called “Remembering the Kanji”. And this is another Kanji resource, again
if you’re not familiar with what kanjis are, they’re derived of an Ancient Chinese writing
system, in Japanese there are anywhere from 2 to 3,000 of them that are widely used, in
Chinese it’s over 10,000 so, I’m studying Japanese. This book is amazing, this book teaches you
radicals and the elements of Kanji, and then for each Kanji it will give you a story. It’s incredible. Let’s say for sparkle, right? The kanji for sparkle is composed of three
suns and what’s more sparkly than three stars put together? So that’s just an example. It’s a great book, if you’re looking to dive
into, like dive deep into Kanji, like know your kanji, I’d highly recommend this book. So after reading a chapter of remembering
the kanji, I like to use kanji cards, which is basically like, I cut out kind of cards
on paper and I’ll write the kanji on them really big. With their names and pronunciations and forms
and all that kind of stuff. And I’ll do self-quizzes on these. If you guys are interested in my kanji cards,
or you wanna see how I make them, let me know in the kanji ~
Let me know in the kanji section! Let me know in the comment section and I can
do an episode, a lil mini episode on kanji cards, but yea, I feel like there’s been a
lotta kanji talk here & if you’re learning Japanese you’re probably focusing on not kanji,
so I’m gonna keep rolling. The last thing that I use to study is this
book called “Nakama”. And right now I’m half way through the book
which is awesome. But my teacher has a copy of the book, I found
a pdf of the book for free online, so I print out that pdf, and I’m able to write on the
pages and that sort of thing. I take all of the vocabulary from those lessons
and I upload them to And that’s how I study the vocab, it doesn’t
come natural to me, memorizing things and studying vocab. So, quizlet is super fun, there are even games
on there to help you study. And actually a lot of these words and vocab
terms are already auto-remembered by Quizlet, so it’s not that much entering. In fact some of these chapters people have
already uploaded all of the vocab so all you have to do is save the chapter and it’s super
simple. The last few things that I’ve gotten into
in my 日本語 studies. Is first off, this is super fun, this is a
book called “Japanese from Zero” it’s super, super fun. They also have a really dope YouTube Channel
called “Japanese from Zero” & I believe they also do “Korean from Zero” too, so that’s
super dope. You know books from like when you were a kid
and learning English or learning your alphabets? So there’s little vocabulary terms in here,
but look they also have really super cute illustrations, and places, you know, where
you write out your words. Look at those illustrations! So this book has helped me out a lot with
my stroke order, my handwriting, and also niche vocabulary that you don’t often find
in other books. So shout out to Japanese from Zero and the
Japanese from Zero team, I follow y’all, I watch your YouTube videos,
I’m a super big fan of the work that you do with this beautiful, beautiful language. The last thing I started to do, this one I
also got on YouTube because I do YouTube a lot of Japanese learning videos. 子どもの本
Children’s Books. So this one, it’s called
“くまさん くまさん なにみてるの” Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see? Mr. Brown Bear, Mr. Brown Bear, what do you
see? You know, this was one of my favorite books
comin’ up. Essentially, you can memorize the vocab in
Children’s Books and you’ll be able to know every single word & you’ll be able to read
through an entire book, how magical is that? Right? My second biggest tip for folks learning Japanese
is to understand the value of working with an actual native speaker. So this is something I could work on even
more, I have a teacher that I meet up with who is a native speaker, I meet up with her
about every three weeks. And I know that she wants me, and she’s expecting
me, to be at a certain level in my comprehension of the Japanese language & letting her down
y’all, I could never let her down. So, like, if it was just me I would be going
at a pace where I could potentially fall off and that’s dangerous. But having her have expectations of me and
where I should be and what I should know, it is extremely helpful. I actually found her on Thumbtack, which for
language teachers, Thumbtack is a great resource to meet up with native speakers. I’ve been working with her for around two
years, and she’s awesome, she’s the best! I’m really shy about my Japanese and the biggest
thing I could improve on at this point is getting over myself, and getting over shyness,
and getting out of the closet more and talking to more folks who can speak Japanese and are
native Japanese speakers. I feel like really dumb feelings like I’m
gonna offend somebody or something, and if you’re starting to study Japanese don’t make
the same mistakes that I’m making! Like get out there, put yourself out there,
make mistakes, you’re not going to be offending anybody, you know. If anything people are probably gonna wanna
talk to you. So yea, I’ll probably make another video about
why I decided to start studying Japanese & where I see myself going with it & you know I got
big plans y’all, I got very big plans. So I hope you have enjoyed this video, let
me know if you follow any of the steps of my daily Japanese routine. Please subscribe. And if you’re hopping into the pool of studying
Japanese, 頑張って (Good Luck!)

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5 thoughts on “🌸 My Daily Japanese Study Routine | 日本語 | WaniKani, Memrise, Japanese From Zero [Chrysantilus] 🌸”

  1. Blair Brown says:

    I have a fairly deep and keen interest in many things Japanese,being weaned on anime like Voltron,(known in Nippon as BeastKing GoLion)
    Robotech,(The Super Dimension Fortress Macross) and even Transformers,which had their origins in two lines of transforming mecha toys rebranded from Takara. However,I've never done a deep dive into their language,so this video would be an excellent resource for anyone looking to get started studying that.

    While I'm somewhat hesitant in offering advice,regarding the concerns you expressed around @8:22–8:40,I can only say that the Japanese are a deeply spiritual culture grounded in a disciplined warrior ethic,which I'm sure you already know,but,like pretty much every culture on the face of the Earth,many Japanese are not deeply impressed with outsiders-known in Japanese as gaijin.

    All I can say is I think that you should take direct action. That is the warrior way. Be friendly,but respectful. Don't get up in their 'grill,' so to speak. Just like we do here. They'll respect that,and are more likely to be receptive to you. Above all,be humble. The Japanese dig that.

    It would help you to master the proper way to greet a stranger in the Japanese culture.

    Here are a couple sites to get you started:

  2. Fábio Konohamaru says:

    That's awesome, I'm learnin Japanese n using ur video to train my listenin

  3. Senpai Oreo says:

    why do you look high? Also thank you for the resources.

  4. Rhonda Rettig says:

    I was looking on YouTube at ways other people were self-studying the language to see if anyone's was similar to my method or if I was missing something. Your routine is probably the closest I've seen to mine. I'm not as far along as you, but I'm working my way through WaniKani as I had tried putting off Kanji in previous attempts to learn the language… WK makes it so much fun and I am actually learning so much more than I ever thought I could. Additionally, I use Memrise, Duolingo, Japanese From Zero, and Kanji From Zero. I'm going to be adding more to this list of resources as time goes by and time allow, but I will be keeping an eye on your progress as well. Looking forward to more Japanese videos from you. 🙂

  5. Chrysantilus says:

    Thanks for watching y'all! I seriously appreciate everyone's sharing & commenting ~ Please feel free to comment a Japanese study resource that you love, that I might have missed! 📗😤💞

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