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  • #49304

    trunklayer
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    I apologise if a similar thread does already exist on TextFugu forums – that would mean, my search for it wasn’t thorough enough.
    Anyway, the purpose of this tread is for everyone to post their progress on TextFugu.
    Today I’ve finally finished season 5. Mind you, it took more time and effort than all the previous 4 seasons put together (though that’s partly because I’ve already known some of their stuff while the season 5 was mostly new information). But it was very fun and educational. I expect the following seasons to be even more so.
    Off to season 6 I go!

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    #49311

    I’m in season 3, stuck on learning the verbs in lesson 7.1. Some of those I just can’t some up with a mnemonic to fit, such as 習います / ならいます. Many are like that. A few I’ve gotten mostly down, fortunately. Once I feel comfortable with most of them, I’ll move on to the next sub-sections.

    Enjoy season 6!

    #49669

    trunklayer
    Member

    Thanks!
    Heh, I totally forgot about this thread.
    I’ve finished seasons 6 and 7 and first two lessons of season 8.
    I’m advancing quite slowly because I concentrate my efforts mostly on learning kanji and vocabulary words for now. Still, hope to be able to finish season 8 soon.

    May your studies be interesting and effective!

    #49731

    trunklayer
    Member

    Finished season 8.
    It took much longer than I thought mainly due to me being too busy with my work…
    But what matters is that I’ve finished it. Time to start the advanced section!

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    #49733

    trunklayer
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    Heh, I finished the Advanced section… The feeling when you finish a lesson, go for a next one and realize there are no more lessons left… Well, it’s always sad when you finish reading a good book, and TextFugu is definitely a great one.

    #49734

    trunklayer
    Member

    I decided to keep posting my progress here, because this is where everything really started for me.
    TextFugu might not be my first Japanese textbook, but it’s the first Japanese textbook I was able to understand, so any progress I’ll ever make in learning Japanese would be mainly thanks to TextFugu.
    By the way, speaking of my first textbook – I’ve started re-reading it. It’s full of linguistical terms, but now that I have the idea about their meanings, they don’t look that scary anymore. Heh, it looks like by “Predicative adjectives” they actually meant い-adjectives.

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    #50039

    trunklayer
    Member

    Started reading NHK easy news on a daily basis. Some of them I can read without using a dictionary, others – I have to look up most of the words, but the important thing is that I’m finally able to use a “Japanese only” site, even if it’s one of the simplest ones.

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    #50043

    Joel
    Member

    If you want to streamline the looking-things-up-in-the-dictionary process, you could try installing the Rikai extension for your browser – when you have it on, it shows you the definition of words that you point your mouse at. =)

    #50047

    trunklayer
    Member

    This sounds great, thanks a lot!

    #50050

    trunklayer
    Member

    I gave it a try – and it turned out to be great! Thanks again!

    #50089

    trunklayer
    Member

    Btw, another good tool for NHK
    javascript:(function(){var newcss="ruby rt{ display:none; } ruby:hover rt{ display:block; }";if("\v"=="v"){document.createStyleSheet().cssText=newcss}else{var tag=document.createElement("style");tag.type="text/css";document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(tag);tag[(typeof document.body.style.WebkitAppearance=="string")?"innerText":"innerHTML"]=newcss}})();
    After adding it as bookmark, one can simply click on that bookmark from the article’s page and it would off the furigana which makes reading far more interesting.
    Also, here is the way to download the audio from there:
    http://www.tomsguide.com/answers/id-2913569/download-audio-file-nhk-news-web-easy.html

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 7 months ago by  trunklayer.
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    #50447

    Sho
    Member

    Hey, it was very inspiring to read your progress over time. :) I’m currently finishing off Season 2 – my main motivation is to get to the “making time to study” chapter in Season 3! :P I love the waffley life advice sections and they always feel like a reward.

    #50448

    Ogopogoace
    Member

    I am also currently finishing off season two as well! The hardest part for me so far, has been learning katakana and hiragana but I feel fairly confident in both now. It seems as though OP actually learned all eight chapters fairly quickly! Learning the vocab has been good, but putting it into practice in the streets of Japan has been a whole nother story!

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