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Learn Japanese with Stories Volume 9: The Easy Way to Read, Listen, and Learn from Japanese Folklore, Tales, and Stories (Japanese Reader Collection) Paperback – Import, 8 January 2019
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Perfect for upper beginner level students of Japanese.
BONUS! Get FREE MP3s of the story read by a native Japanese voice actress, one read at normal speed and one read slowly. Listen while reading. The link to the MP3s is found on the last page.
EXTRA BONUS! Included with the MP3s, are PDFs of all the vocabulary and grammar points. Feel free to print these out to use while reading.
Now with Furigana! All our readers now have furigana in both the paperback and Kindle versions. Furigana is the small hiragana over the kanji--most devices support this feature.
Have you studied for a year or two but just don't feel like you are progressing? This book is for you too. We suggest reading the Japanese only section first (includes furigana) and then go through the line-by-line running gloss section to cement understanding and learn vocabulary.
* All Japanese have furigana (printed version and Kindle version on supported devices (all new devices)) and romaji for those starting out.
* Three complete Japanese short stories. Each story is presented in three unique ways.
* The Fountain of Youth: A traditional Japanese folk tale * The Hundred Tales Game: With the scariest of all endings* The Wise Child: A child shows his smarts by answering the question, which is farther, Edo or the Sun.* GLOSS: Read the story with a running gloss-understand completely. Every sentence is broken down word-for-word and with English explanation of the grammar.
* GRAMMAR: Grammar notes are presented with the running gloss.* JAPANESE ONLY: The full story in Japanese only (without the running gloss) is also provided so you can practice reading without interruption.
* ENGLISH SUMMARY: Finally, we have included a simple and mostly literal English translation for you to check your understanding (Don't cheat! Work through the Japanese first!).
* Short stories makes reading full Japanese texts possible.
* Download the FREE MP3s to listen while you study.
Finally, we invite the reader to contact us with questions or requests for future Japanese readers. You will find our personal email addresses in the book. To your Japanese!
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- Publisher : Independently Published (8 January 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 90 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1793386684
- ISBN-13 : 978-1793386687
- Item Weight : 113 g
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 0.51 x 21.59 cm
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This, installment number 9 of the Learn Japanese with Stories collection contains three items.
The Fountain of Youth
The Hundred Tales Game
The Wise Child
"Fountain of Youth" is an actual story about an old woodcutter and his wife. The woodcutter discovers a fountain of youth.
"Hundred Tales Game" is barely a story. It consists mostly of a description of a traditional Japanese game called 「百物語」 (One Hundred Tales). That's all fun. This description ends with a small confrontation, which means that is the last page or two we actually get a tiny little plot.
"The Wise Child" just recounts a conversation between a child and his/her father about whether Edo or the sun is closer.
If you're familiar with the Learn Japanese with Stories collection, this will be what you've learned to expect.