Progress update - Week 51 2017

This week I added lots of new features:

  1. Improved the “Learn“ site for mobile devices according to the feedback I have received a few days ago about everyone’s device usage.
  2. Created a new vocabulary set called “JLPT N4”.
  3. You can now inspect a set’s elements by clicking on its name. There you will see each element’s readings and translations. Bear in mind: Opening a large set like “JLPT N4” or “JLPT N5” can take a few seconds.
  4. If you are on the “Learn“ site and aren’t quite sure about the pronunciation of the on’yomi and kun’yomi readings, clicking on the text will reveal its romanized version like “カード” -> “kādo” (for card).
  5. Reviews will now be scheduled according to their progress. I implemented a spaced repetition system with 10 levels spanning 5 minutes up to 180 days.
  6. Learning a new element now requires you to have learned its “constituents” so that it’s easier to come up with a mnemonic. For instance, if you would like to learn the kanji 輪 (ring), you would first have to learn 一 (one), 冊 (counter for books), 人 (person), 侖 (think), and 車 (car). This works for about 6k kanji. This requirement also applies to vocabulary like 昨日 (yesterday) where you first have to learn the kanji 昨 (previous) and 日 (day) respectively.
  7. And lots of other small improvements.

Merry X-Mas & Happy Holidays,