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?

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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.

Edit:
Here’s a course on it

You could look through that and see what you know.

Edit Edit:
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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
XはYです
Noun の Noun
Culture Note にほんじんのなまえ
Useful Expression じかん・とし Time/Age
これ、それ、あれ、どれ
この、その、あの、どの
ここ、そこ、あそこ、どこ
だれの Noun
Noun も
Noun じゃないです
~ね/~よ
Culture Note にほんのおかね Japanese Currency
Verb Conjugation
Verb Types and the “Present Time”
Particles
Time Reference
~ませんか
Word Order
Frequency Adverbs
The Topic Particle は
Culture Note 日本の家 Japanese Houses
Xがあります/います
Describing Where Things Are
Past Tense of です
Past Tense of Verbs

一時間
たくさん

Culture Note 日本の祝日 Japanese National Holidays
Useful Expressions 日・週・月・年
Adjectives
好き(な)/嫌い(な)
~ましょう/~ましょうか
Culture Note 日本の祭り Japanese Festivals
Useful Expressions 郵便局で At the Post Office
Te-form
~てください
~てもいいです
~てはいけません
Describing Two Activities
~から
~ましょうか
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
~ている
メアリーさんは髪が長いです
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
~と思います/~と言っていました
~ないでください
Verbのが好きです

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
まだ~ていません
~から
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
~つもりだ
Adjective + なる
どこかに/どこにも

Culture Note 日本の交通機関 Public Transportation in Japan
Useful Expressions 駅で At the station
~たい
~たり~たりする
~ことがある
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
~んです
~すぎる
~ほうがいいです
~ので
~なければいけません/~なきゃいけません
~でしょう
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
Numbers
Conjugation Chart

Genki II
Potential Verbs
~し
~てみる
なら
一週間に三回
Culture Note 年号と干支 Names of Years
Useful Expressions 銀行で At the Bank
ほしい
~かもしれません
あげる/くれる/もらう
~たらどうですか
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
~ておく
Using Sentences to Qualify Nouns
Culture Note 日本の宿 Japanese Accommodations
Useful Expressions ホテルで At the hotel
~てあげる/くれる/もらう
~ていただけませんか
~といい
~時
~てすみませんでした
Culture Note 贈り物の習慣 Gift-Giving in Japan
~そうです (I hear)
~って
~たら
~なくてもいいです
~みたいです
~前に/~てから
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
~てしまう
~と
~ながら
~ばよかったです
Culture Note すし Sushi
Honorific Verbs
Giving Respectful Advice
~てくれてありがとう
~てよかったです
~はずです
Culture Note 訪問のしかた Visiting Someone’s House
Extra-Modest Expressions
Humble Expressions
~ないで
Questions within Larger Sentences
name という item
~やすい/~にくい
Culture Note 日本のポップカルチャー Japanese Pop Culture
Passive Sentences
~てある
~間に
Adjective + する
~てほしい
Culture Note 日本の宗教 Religion in Japan - Shinto and Buddhism
Causative Sentences
Verb Stem + なさい
~ば
~のに
~のような
~のように
Culture Note 日本の教育制度 (2) Japan’s Educational System (2)
Causative-Passive Sentences
~ても
~ことにする
~まで
~方
Culture Note ことわざ Japanese Proverbs
11 Reading Exercises and Kanji Practice
Japanese-English and English-Japanese Dictionaries
Map of Japan
Numbers
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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