Finished Textfugu

I finished Textfugu. I was wondering if I should move on to Genki 1 and 2. I know that Genki guess further than Textfugu, but would it be worth it? Or should I move on to “Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese”. I know I should work more on wk, so that I can focus on the the other things other than kanji more. What do y’all guys think? What level should I get to before the intermediate book?


Not from personal experience but reading around online when I was having questions too.

I’d pick up Genki I, go over that and read any chapters that weren’t covered in TextFugu. Then jump into Genki II if you’re ready. I remember reading somewhere that TF covers 2/3 or so of Genki I. Not sure how true that is though.

I’d be curious to hear what other people think too.

Here’s a course on it

You could look through that and see what you know.

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My thoughts exactly. And once my kanji reaches like 700 to 1000 . To get that intermediate textbook.

If you end up going with Genki I post about it! I’d love to hear how it worked out.

The Japan times status that intermediate book is a smooth transition from Genki 2. I will go with Genki series I decided.

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I just got both Genki I and II just for the listening practice :slight_smile:
I’ve never used Textfugu, so I don’t know how deep it goes, but I can tell you what the Genki books cover
Sorry, this is gonna be kind of a long response :sweat_smile:
Here’s the Genki Table of Contents:
Genki I:
あいさつ Greetings
Culture Note: あいさつとおじぎ Greetings and Bowings
Noun の Noun
Culture Note にほんじんのなまえ
Useful Expression じかん・とし Time/Age
だれの Noun
Noun も
Noun じゃないです
Culture Note にほんのおかね Japanese Currency
Verb Conjugation
Verb Types and the “Present Time”
Time Reference
Word Order
Frequency Adverbs
The Topic Particle は
Culture Note 日本の家 Japanese Houses
Describing Where Things Are
Past Tense of です
Past Tense of Verbs


Culture Note 日本の祝日 Japanese National Holidays
Useful Expressions 日・週・月・年
Culture Note 日本の祭り Japanese Festivals
Useful Expressions 郵便局で At the Post Office
Describing Two Activities
Culture Note 日本の教育制度 (1) Japan’s Educational System (1)
Useful Expressions: 道を聞く/教える Directions
Te-forms for Joining Sentences
Verb Stem + に行く
Counting People
Culture Note: 家族の呼び方 Kinship Terms
Useful Expressions 体の部分 Parts of the Body
Short Forms
Informal Speech

何か and 何も
Culture Note 日本の食べ物 Foods in Japan
Past Tense Short Forms
Qualifying Nouns With Verbs and Adjectives
Culture Note 日本の伝統文化 Japanese Traditional Culture
Useful Expression 色 Colors
Comparison Between Two Items
Comparison Among Three or More Items
Adjective/Noun + の
Adjective + なる

Culture Note 日本の交通機関 Public Transportation in Japan
Useful Expressions 駅で At the station
Noun AやNoun B
Culture Note お正月 New Year’s
Useful Expressions: 日本のクラスで In the Japanese Class
Culture Note 日本の気候 The Japanese Climate
Useful Expression 健康と病気 Health and Illness
Hiragana + Katakana Writing Practice
10 Reading Excerpts
Japanese-English and English-Japanese Dictionaries
Map of Japan
Conjugation Chart

Genki II
Potential Verbs
Culture Note 年号と干支 Names of Years
Useful Expressions 銀行で At the Bank
Number + も/Number + しか +Negative
Culture Note 日本の年中行事 Annual Events in Japan
Useful Expressions 数え方 Counters
Volitional Form
Volitional Form + と思っています
Using Sentences to Qualify Nouns
Culture Note 日本の宿 Japanese Accommodations
Useful Expressions ホテルで At the hotel
Culture Note 贈り物の習慣 Gift-Giving in Japan
~そうです (I hear)
Culture Note 日本人のジェスチャー Japanese Gestures
Useful Expressions 床屋/美容院で At the Barber/Beauty Salon
Transitivity Pairs
Culture Note すし Sushi
Honorific Verbs
Giving Respectful Advice
Culture Note 訪問のしかた Visiting Someone’s House
Extra-Modest Expressions
Humble Expressions
Questions within Larger Sentences
name という item
Culture Note 日本のポップカルチャー Japanese Pop Culture
Passive Sentences
Adjective + する
Culture Note 日本の宗教 Religion in Japan - Shinto and Buddhism
Causative Sentences
Verb Stem + なさい
Culture Note 日本の教育制度 (2) Japan’s Educational System (2)
Causative-Passive Sentences
Culture Note ことわざ Japanese Proverbs
11 Reading Exercises and Kanji Practice
Japanese-English and English-Japanese Dictionaries
Map of Japan
Conjugation Chart

If you end up buying them, the workbooks are pretty useful as well :slight_smile: I only ended up buying the second one but it’s good practice!

Thank you for posting this. Looks like Genki series goes much further than Textfugu. I’m definitely getting them.

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