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Japanese Short Stories for Beginners: 30 Captivating Short Stories to Learn Japanese & Grow Your Vocabulary the Fun Way! cover art

Japanese Short Stories for Beginners: 30 Captivating Short Stories to Learn Japanese & Grow Your Vocabulary the Fun Way!

Written by: Talk In Japanese
Narrated by: Kazuyo Sagara,Florence Dueck,Emma Lanners
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30 Japanese Short Stories for Complete Beginners.

One of the smartest ways to improve fluency is to listen to stories in your chosen language. Finding appropriate literature can be tough when you’re just starting out, but this collection of 30 short stories is a fun and entertaining way of learning Japanese vocabulary and grammar. Each story is around 300 words, making them very quick reads without overwhelming you. Crafted for beginners, this is ideal for newcomers who are trying to approach fluency in a natural way.

Rapidly Learn New Vocabulary
These stories will help you learn how Japanese is commonly written and conveyed with natural dialogues and expressions.

Grasp the Grammar
Each story has a mixture of simple dialogue, descriptive sentences and everything in between. This allows you to pick up how sentences are commonly written along with how to describe scenery, items, and people, giving you an overall and detailed way of understanding the written language.

Reading and Listening Skills
Each story is only 300 words, giving you an engaging yet simple story that you can quickly read through. We also supply you with a free audio file so that you can follow along and understand how each word is said and how the sentences should be read. This is narrated by a native Japanese speaker, ensuring every inflection is correct.

If you want to improve your reading fluency as quickly and naturally as possible, then this audiobook is ideal. Not only that, but each story is interesting, and you can listen to them in a matter of minutes.

Please note: This audiobook is in Japanese.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Talk in Japanese (P)2019 Talk in Japanese

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  • Dilyara Timerbulatova
  • 2021-01-15

Great study material for Japanese learners

Full transparency, this book should have been called English stories in Japanese, since they were all clearly written for or about the UK. It is nicely narrated so it’s easy to understand both in Japanese and English for non-natives, but the logic of translation is beyond me: English translation can either come after one sentence of Japanese text or after an entire paragraph of text with up to 10 sentences. Having more consistency would be nice.
Also it has glitches, maybe it’s just on my device, but it feels like some small parts of texts are missing, I tried playing from the start hoping it was something on my side, but it doesn’t seem so.
Overall a great study material, I am so happy to find it

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  • Ben
  • 2020-03-02

Will there be revisions published?

Currently the English only tracks go straight from Story 3 to Story 5. There is one less track in actuality then shown in the contents in the PDF. ...technically yes the content is there in the Japanese-English version, but for the study method I'm using I was hoping to have it split out separately.

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  • Danielle
  • 2023-08-18

Really helpful for high beginner low intermediate

This was perfect with a few sentences at a time before translation to give you a chance to catch as much as possible but not so long that you lose the thread. If absolute beginner (less than 50 hours dtidy under your belt) this is too advanced but if you have the basics this is a perfect way to bridge into intermediate

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  • Kurai
  • 2023-07-14

Boring and impractical

I don’t understand what is supposed to be captivating in these stories, I rarely listened to anything so boring… It sounds like a very plain description of an eventless average office life.
Besides. The translation usually comes only after several sentences, up to an entire long paragraph, so it’s almost impossible to remember anything and connect the Japanese words or expressions with their meanings in English.
Absolutely useless, very disappointing.

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  • Azalea Wolong
  • 2020-01-08

good book

The narrator did a good job. It was neat to have both languages. I would recommend this to others.

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  • Socrates528
  • 2019-09-03

Not bad for a bilingual book.

The content was useful but a little dry. Translations into standard American English would be more useful. Some of the British English translations seemed a bit awkward or embellished.

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  • Nick H
  • 2019-09-02

Good Construction, Could Have Been Better

Well constructed, but could have been better. English VO is too widely separated between long stretches of uninterrupted Japanese, so it’s hard to pinpoint phrases. Im interested to see if this issue goes away for me after multiple readings though. A few audio editing glitches too. [AUDIBLE]

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