Hello, was wondering when I should learn katakana, as I just finished learning hiragana via Genki 1. Should I read the text whilst learning katakana? I'm really eager to learn, so I'm just wondering what would be best.
I never studied it. I found it pretty easy to pick up since so much of it is used for English loan words. Add to that the fact that half are similar to their hiragana counterparts, so you can guess a bunch without studying.