I am learning Japanese. I’ve heard great things about Skritter. But I’m very lost. I have both the mac/web version and the ios app.
I’m planning to use the Heisig method, and have ordered the textbook. I added the course to my Skritter.
When I start studying, I see flashcard like screens that tell me to draw the character. But I don’t know what the character is.
Am I supposed to just tap the center of the screen to get the clues, and then follow along, or am I missing something basic?
I also tried the 101 course on my phone, but was similarly lost. I feel I’ve missed some basic guideline for how I’m supposed to be doing this.
Edit: Am I supposed to first double tap to see the character, draw, erase, redraw, and then move on?
And on the off chance I knew the character from elsewhere I could just draw it with no need to double tap?
Second Edit (Hiragana):
I found out maybe I should do hiragana first. So I tested adding the list. This added to my confusion:
- I couldn’t see any way to draw on the hiragana list, so I’m not sure how to memorize them.
- I’m not sure what to do with the hiragana if they’re memorized
- I couldn’t figure out how to remove the hiragana from my study area.
Sorry for all the questions, but I’m very lost.