Learning Japanese is hard and everyone says so. But not with this Japanese book.Whether you're a just starting out or are already familiar with the Japanese language, this book will help you with expanding your Japanese vocabulary and improve your reading skills while having fun.
This book contains 50 entertaining and culturally interesting Japanese short stories for beginners and intermediate Japanese learners. The Japanese stories are written in Hiragana, Katakana, and about 250 basic Kanji characters which correspond to the advanced beginner and low intermediate levels. All the stories include the Japanese reading aid Furigana. Each story is followed by a paragraph-by-paragraph English translation, which will certainly speed up the the learning process quite a bit.This book also includes a reading guide that explains the basics of the Japanese language and its characters. You get many practical examples on how to read the characters and you can also use this book as a language learning tool or Japanese text book to advance with your Japanese skills at your own pace.
Japanese Reading Guide - 1. The Tokyo Fish Market *** 2. Buddhism in Japan *** 3. Lost in Tokyo *** 4. Teaching in Japan *** 5. Karaoke Japanese Style *** 6. Saving Face *** 7. Faux Pas in the Restaurant *** 8. Just a Couple of Drinks *** 9. Humour Is if You Still Laugh *** 10. A Special Geisha *** 11. A Happy Marriage *** 12. Under the Lamp Post *** 13. Group Learning *** 14. I Marry My Office *** 15. Dialogue - Today We Have Rabbit *** 16. Dialogue - Dining European Style *** 17. The Tourist Guide *** 18. Inexpensive Shopping in Japan *** 19. Born in Michigan *** 20. Easter *** 21. Foreigners in Britain *** 22. Kindness *** 23. My Hobbies *** 24. Studying Abroad *** 25. A New Recipe *** 26. Social Media *** 27. Vegan Food *** 28. Bad Luck *** 29. Our Hotel *** 30. In the Theater *** 31. Dialogue - Where is Our Cat? *** 32. A Special Public Swimming Pool *** 33. On Fridays We Go Swimming *** 35. Best Friends *** 36. The Order *** 37. Food Poisoning *** 38. New Year's Eve in Europe *** 39. The Circus *** 40. The Car Accident *** 41. A Japanese in Munich *** Japanese Short Stories for Intermediate Learners *** 42. The Polish Maid *** 43. Americans in Germany *** 44. The Treasure in the Forest *** 45. The Barbecue Evening *** 46. How to Find a Billionaire on a Cruise Trip *** 47. Crowdfunding for a New Kitchen *** 48. A very Catholic Irish Family *** 49. I Meet You in the Sauna *** 50. Classic Story: The Legend of Princess Kaguya