Hello ~ I decided to learn Japanese but I'm lost about what to do after learning Hiragana and katakana ? Any advice in choosing the right books and such ? Thanks !!
I always tell those who have finished hiragana and katakana to start learning kanji as soon as possible. It’s never to early to start because you’re going to need that knowledge for the rest of your language journey. You may choose to buy a kanji guide, use an app or both. The Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Course is a popular resource for studying kanji. It’s nice because it uses mnemonics by breaking down kanji into its radicals and helping you visualize the meaning of a kanji. I recommend learning kanji by mnemonics, especially if you are more visual learner. In that case, I would try to choose a resource that emphasizes that.