I’m about 50% through N3 and I feel like I’ve been making good progress on my grammar. I keep in contact with a few native Japanese people and I’ve been able to work in a lot of what I learned into conversation and have been able to identify grammar points in the wild.
As the title implies, however, my vocabulary is really suffering. I’ve been working through the 6K Anki deck at 5 cards a day, but it’s clear to me that’s not enough. I can barely read any of the example sentences on Bunpro and I still have to stop to look up quite a few words when inputting. On the other hand, my retention for more than 5 new cards a day is really low, and when I try to do more than 5 they end up leeching a few days later.
Any advice on how to get through this slump, other than inputting more and making more Anki cards?