This is just a note to myself. Since I’m getting close to finishing japanese pod101 beginner season 1 I’m wondering if I should continue with the beginner seasons. From a quick look, there are 3535 vocabulary words for the remaining beginner seasons (including lower and upper beginner, but not absolute beginner). From scrolling through the list, a rough guess would be that I know about half of those words. So if I want to finish the jpod101 beginner series, I’d need to study very roughly 1769 vocabulary words. Or roughly the rest of the year studying Jpod 101 beginner.
On the good side, I believe finishing the beginner series will give me a very good basis for understanding a lot of things. For instance easier manga