Does anyone know any good videos, apps, or sites to practice kanji or katakana with?
I'm taking Japanese as a college course but using Duo as a refresher/practice guide. The course itself is only teaching us how to speak Japanese orally. We only learned how to read hiragana. So we don't get a chance to learn how to write/read kanji or katakana. It gets hard when we get further in the textbook and I have to decipher the kanji and katakana on my own. So if anyone could help that would be nice :)
I recommend Obenkyo. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Obenkyo&hl=en_US
In this app you can order the kanjis by JLPT level and by schhol level (the order in which Japanese children learn them).
There's also katakana and hiragana to practice and a list of vocabulary for each JLPT level.
For kanji, I recommend using a flashcard program, like Anki or Memrise or TinyCards. Or a website, like Wanikani or Kanshudo.
For katakana, I recommend Tofugu's ultimate katakana guide. It is available for free on their website. Very simple way to memorize the characters quickly.
While JapanesePod101 is notoriously spammy and their website is best for auditory learners, I learned Katakana with their YouTube videos and Kodansha's Katakana Workbook. I'm still learning Kanji, and I will be using the Genki series in the near future. Hope this helps!
Yes, JapanesePod101 is amazing! They also have some pdf guides and a youtube channel, they explain very well.
- http://hiragananinja.tk/wp2/80-kanjis-for-beginneers/ 3.. https://www.wanikani.com
Also you can try downloading memrise. Also look on the App Store apps about japanese, some of them may not be /that/ 可愛い but still they're great and useful.
Kanji tree is a really good free app, super light weight but has everything that matters. It goes step by step, from recognizing some, to reading them in words, to writing, etc. It also has different "levels" of learning, like first grade kanji, or "x most used words" It doesn't have any "extra" features in order to make the app light enough to be on even the oldest of phones, so don't expect the bells and whistles that come with Duolingo. But all in all it's a really nice app, straight to the point, and if you want to help out the creator and have more than just the bare bones you can get the 5 dollar app, but it is in no way a "pay to win" (or in this case learn) kinda deal!