Beginner reading practice

For people who want some beginner reading practice but currently only know basic vocab, kanji and grammar, I think this is a decent short story to try:

http://language.tiu.ac.jp/materials/eng/yomi/yomi02.html

What's good about this story is not just that it is fairly basic level but also that the dialogue itself is useful. It is about a how a student who is learning how to speak properly in Japanese to his teacher (the formality difference compared to talking to close friends, and also the different meaning of some Japanese words like あなた compared to their English equivalents). This is just one of many similar reading materials offered on that site.
http://language.tiu.ac.jp/materials/eng/yomi/
http://language.tiu.ac.jp/materials/eng/

If like me you find the underlined links within the stories distracting, try installing the "Stylish" extension for Chrome or Firefox and then clicking "Find more styles for this site". I made a "Readability Enhancer" style for that site that you can download for Stylish, which makes the links in all the stories blend in much nicer with the rest of the text. ^^
posted by mog86uk

Comments 13

  • go1dy
    go1dy
    ありがとうございます!それが助けた。
  • Mitsukii
    Mitsukii
    Thank you very much!! I ended up reading the first five stories, they were pretty interesting. I didn't know about the bathroom's door haha
  • hasumi
    hasumi
    ありがとうございました!
  • JulesK_7
    JulesK_7
    Wow, that's an awesome website. I think it will really help me getting better at reading Japanese. Thank you very much :D
  • JulesK_7
    JulesK_7
    Wow, that's an awesome website. I think it will really help me getting better at reading Japanese. Thank you very much :D
  • JulesK_7
    JulesK_7
    Oops, my comment seems to have been posted twice.
  • BagaLing
    BagaLing
    bookmark, thanks for the link =D
  • NekoOlivia44
    NekoOlivia44
    Thanks, once I'm able to read Japanese, this will help a lot! ^-^
  • rukiblood
    rukiblood
    Will bookmark and read later. Thanks!
  • Rayet
    Rayet
    Oh thanks
  • Ginko3
    Ginko3
    Thanks for sharing this nice website, mog.
  • Marmar62
    Marmar62
    But I only know the first chapter
  • mog86uk
    mog86uk
    I wish Stylish could be used on Chrome mobile. I wanted to read some more of the stories on my phone but the links make it awkward to read. ^^;
mog86uk

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