Read Real Japanese with Free MP3s
** Recommended for Beginners of Japanese **
Read a story you know in Japanese! Every line and every word is explained and defined.
Included at no extra charge are two MP3s of the story. One is read at the normal speed and the other at a slow, easy to follow speed. You will find the link to download the MP3s on the last page.
The classic Aesop’s Fables story is well known in Japan. You know the story. Now read it in Japanese!
ABOUT THIS EBOOK
This ebook contains several versions of the story. First, we have the story broken down line by line with every vocabulary word defined and explained. Next, we go through major grammatical patterns found in the story. After that, read the story with no English, both in hiragana only (with spaces) and in natural Japanese (kanji included). Next, we are including a simple English translation, which should be avoided until you are sure you understand the story or find it too difficult to figure out on your own. Lastly, there is a full index of all the kanji in the story.
You may want to try to read the story either in Hiragana or in natural Japanese first. Or if you are a beginner, it may be better to go through the vocabulary first. Any way you do it, this ebook offers several ways to read, listen, and learn.
Usagi to Kame is designed for those new to Japanese. We recommend learning hiragana first, but we are also including romaji so you can be sure you are reading with the correct pronunciation.
See also our popular Hiragana, the Basics of Japanese ebook for quickly mastering hiragana: http://www.amazon.com/Hiragana-Basics-Japanese-ebook/dp/B003YJEQVS