Anyone doing Tobira?


#1

Finished Genki 2 a week or something ago and started on Tobira. I have to say, the book is much more challenging and interesting than genki but is it a mouthfull. There is an official webiste for it but I thought it would be nice to have a fellow turtleburner to practice with. Could be grammar points in the book, conversation or anything really. I’m from Sweden (for timezone).


#2

I did, once upon a time. It’s currently sitting on my shelf gathering dust, though…


#3

If I manage to keep up with my current curriculum, I should be starting Tobira in less than 2 months.

So I’ll be keeping an eye on this thread for when that time comes.


#4

I’ve just started it too. There’s a tobira thread that isn’t very active (and is pretty old) so maybe we can start a new one or something? :smiley:


#5

I’m not too active on the wanikani forums, but I can reply from time to time here :slight_smile:


#6

Yo, I’m doing it. Chapter 5 at this moment. I’m adding cards on anki about the grammar points and it’s helping a lot when I get to the big texts. :smiley:

I’ll keep track on this thread too :wink:


#7

I’m interested in joining as soon as I finish Genki 2 (should take like 2-3 more months tho). I’ve had it laying on my shelf for a while now just waiting for the day I finally finish Genki 2 :sweat_smile:


#8

Btw, are you guys memorizing how to write stuff (as Tobira tells you to do)?

If you do, how do you track your progress - are you using some srs system that makes you write the words or just write it a couple of times and consider it memorized? I guess you could just input them in anki and use some plugin to show stroke orders or something ¯_(ツ)_/¯


#9

I was writing all the vocabulary from the levels 1-16 on wanikani but it’s such a pain that I quit trying to be able to write. Maybe I should start again…


#10

I’m on chapter 7 of Tobira currently. It is certainly more challenging than Genki, but I suppose that’s part of what makes it a good intermediate book.

I don’t write kanji as part of my standard routine. I read a couple grammar points a day, take notes on them, and add them to my Anki deck. Then I read throughout the rest of the chapter.


#11

oh, btw, if you are using it, would you like to practice speaking and other stuff in the book? It has been months since I conversed in japanese so i’m probably very bad at speaking but practice makes… I’m a 19 yo male just so you know


#12

Sure, why not :smiley: Do you have a discord or something? I’m 20M myself and am Olety #4523 on there. Oh, and I’m pretty sure that I’ll be horrible as well so yeah, よろしくね。


#13

Just added, it’s 23:59 here in Sweden though so will have to chat tomorrow maybe :confused: