Japanese Stories for Language Learners

Bilingual Stories in Japanese and English (MP3 Downloadable Audio Included)


Author: Anne McNulty,Eriko Sato

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462920128

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

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A great story can lead a reader on a journey of discovery—especially if it's presented in two languages! Beautifully illustrated in a traditional style, Japanese Stories for Language Learners offers five compelling stories with English and Japanese language versions appearing on facing pages. Taking learners on an exciting cultural and linguistic journey, each story is followed by detailed translator's notes, Japanese vocabulary lists, and grammar points along with a set of discussion questions and exercises. The first two stories are very famous traditional Japanese folktales: Urashima Taro (Tale of a Fisherman) and Yuki Onna (The Snow Woman). These are followed by three short stories by notable 20th century authors: Kumo no Ito (The Spider's Thread) by Akutagawa Ryunosuke (1892-1927) Oborekaketa Kyodai (The Siblings Who Almost Drowned) by Arishima Takeo (1878-1923) Serohiki no Goshu (Gauche the Cellist) by Miyazawa Kenji (1896-1933) Reading these stories in the original Japanese script—and hearing native-speakers read them aloud in the accompanying free audio recording—helps students at every level deepen their comprehension of the beauty and subtlety of the Japanese language. Learn Japanese the fun way—through the country's rich literary history.

50 Japanese Short Stories for Beginners Read Entertaining Japanese Stories to Improve your Vocabulary and Learn Japanese While Having Fun

Japanese Edition Including Hiragana and Kanji


Author: Yokahama English Japanese Language & Teachers Club

Publisher: Yokahama English Japanese Language & Teachers Club


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 157

View: 3783

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. Here you have 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. The stories are followed by line-by-line 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. 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 Theatre 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 There are many Japanese books out there, but this book will entertain and help you in many ways. Start your journey of active Japanese learning TODAY!

Japanese Short Stories for Beginners

10 Thrilling and Captivating Japanese Stories to Expand Your Vocabulary & Learn While Having Fun


Author: World Language Institute Spain

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542435918


Page: 128

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One of the fastest ways to learn a new language is by reading interesting and easy to follow short stories. Even though Japanese is a phonetic language, reading short stories in Japanese is a practical and fun way to learn it, because reading prepared stories for learners eliminate the stress of forcing yourself to study a language the traditional way. Instead, when you read these 8 thrilling Japanese stories you are already in the process of learning Japanese. Your objective is to simply focus on a single short story at a time. The short stories you find in this book are humorously written and consist of multiple genres, including romance, mystery, sauna adventures, "prepper lifestyle," crowdfunding and crime. These professionally prepared stories are suitable for beginners, intermediate learners and anyone who wants to learn the Japanese language. All the stories include vocabulary, phrase lists, multiple choice questions, exercises, and summaries in English of each story. Table of Contents Learning Japanese through short stories Stories and their value as teaching tools The inherent advantages of learning by reading short stories Follow this easy reading guide How to use the material and what you get What can be done if you don't understand something? 8 Short Stories in Japanese, including English summaries, an English - Japanese vocabulary section, plus a questions and answers tutoring section in English: 1. I'll meet you at the Spa 2. A very Catholic Irish family 3. Crowdfunding for a new kitchen 4. Finding a billionaire on a cruise trip 5. The barbecue evening 6. The treasure in the woods 7. Americans in Germany 8. The Polish maid All the stories are written by very talented and capable authors. Get this book now and start learning Japanese the fun and easy way!

Studies in Chinese and Japanese Language Acquisition

In honor of Stephen Crain


Author: Mineharu Nakayama,Yi-ching Su,Aijun Huang

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027265860

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

View: 8127

This book focuses on important methodological and theoretical issues in Chinese and Japanese L1 and L2 acquisition. All contributions discuss experiments using the Truth Value Judgment Task (TVJT), on three syntactic and semantic domains, binding, scope interaction, and wh- and logical expressions. The issues in these grammatical domains are particularly well suited for TVJT studies as the task allows for the testing of particular interpretations among alternative representations and reveals children’s and adults’ understandings of these constructions. The book is a tribute to Stephen Crain’s contribution to the field of Chinese and Japanese language acquisition within the framework of Generative Grammar. It is a state-of-the-art collection that offers a picture of cutting-edge research on children’s and adult’s Chinese and Japanese acquisition. Readers will find the book a rich source of ideas and the starting point of new projects.

Intermediate Japanese

Your Pathway to Dynamic Language Acquisition (Audio CD Included)


Author: Michael L. Kluemper,Lisa Berkson

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804840606

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

View: 5408

This is complete Japanese textbook and learning package for intermediate level students. In the intermediate level of this highly-acclaimed new series, learners will continue to study Japanese through an engaging story line which slowly unfolds over the arc of the text, keeping things interesting and adding the motivation needed to master new material. This story–based approach is a great way to learn Japanese. The emphasis in Intermediate Japanese is on real-life situations drawn from contemporary Japanese culture and authentic written, visual and oral materials embedded in the lessons. Available in both hardcover and paperback, Intermediate Japanese includes an accompanying audio disc, and free web-based multimedia resources with additional exercises. A separate Workbook is available with corresponding one-of-a-kind practice activities. Key features of this program: The focus is very visual. The book's narrative is told with manga-style story pages, and the CD–ROM uses colorful video. Authentic written, visual, and oral materials are embedded very naturally throughout the book. Independent learners and classroom students alike will find this an accessible and upbeat way to master contemporary Japanese. Kanji characters are emphasized here more than in other textbooks and are taught as an integral part of learning Japanese spoken vocabulary, rather than separately. By the end of this book, learners will have mastered 149 additional kanji, for a cumulative total of 300 kanji. The CD–ROM includes Native Japanese language speakers. Pronunciation guides for all new words. Accompanying dialogues. The Beginning Japanese Website includes: Online games and activities. Additional information and updates. Downloadable Hiragana Practice Book, Katakana Practice Book, kana practice sheets. Downloadable kanji and kana flash cards. Beginning Japanese is the second volume in a 3-level series. Deepen your learning with the Intermediate Japanese Workbook, a volume of drills and exercises that reinforce the lessons in the textbook.

Japanese the Manga Way

An Illustrated Guide to Grammar and Structure


Author: Wayne P. Lammers

Publisher: Stone Bridge Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9781880656907

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 312

View: 2232

A "real manga, real Japanese" study guide and resource for language students and teachers