Well I recently took it upon myself to add an extra language to my life, through Japanese I've become more and more interested in learning languages just love learning new stuff and having a deeper understanding about different languages and cultures really appeals to me.

For a while now I've been thinking to myself once I'm fluent in Japanese I'd like to start Korean but why wait that long when I can start now, Its not going to be on the same scale as Japanese I'll only work on Korean when I fancy a change from the Japanese, Japanese will always be my love.

The great thing I've already noticed with Korean is how simple there writing system is with not needing to know Kanji and only 24 characters in there alphabet no wonder they have one of the highest literacy rates on the planet.

After only 2 days I know the majority of 한굴Hangul there alphabet and find it easy to remember probably a direct cause of learning Japanese gave me the meta skill of remembering characters much easier (more on this another day)

Will talk more about Korean over the comings days as I finish learning the 한굴

Now for a quick Japanese stats update.

Deck created: 4.4 months ago
Total number of cards: 1464
Total number of facts: 1464

Card counts
Mature cards: 870 (59.43%)
Young cards: 404 (27.60%)
Unseen cards: 190 (12.98%)

Correct answers
Mature cards: 95.7% (600 of 627)
Young cards: 86.7% (9725 of 11221)
First-seen cards: 88.4% (1218 of 1378)

The 1274 seen cards in this deck contain:
767 total unique kanji.
Jouyou: 740 of 1945 (38.0%).
Jinmeiyou: 5 of 287 (1.7%).
22 non-jouyou kanji.

Jouyou levels:
Grade 1: 70 of 80 (87.5%).
Grade 2: 143 of 160 (89.4%).
Grade 3: 147 of 200 (73.5%).
Grade 4: 112 of 200 (56.0%).
Grade 5: 77 of 185 (41.6%).
Grade 6: 65 of 181 (35.9%).
JuniorHS: 126 of 939 (13.4%).

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Comments (2)

On 2009年4月10日 3:16 , taihen さんのコメント...

I started korean too be the same reason, but stopped... in the future I pretend to try All Korean all the time :)

On 2009年4月10日 3:47 , Glowing Face Man さんのコメント...

Cool. A little study in another language should actually improve your Japanese too. Your mind'll subconsciously find new connections everywhere.