adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT
adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT

1 audiobook of your choice.
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
$14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $19.95

Buy for $19.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Do you know what the hardest thing for a Japanese learner is? Finding proper material that they can handle…which is precisely the reason we’ve written this book!

You may have found the best teacher in town or the most incredible learning app around, but if you don’t put all of that knowledge to practice, you’ll soon forget everything you’ve obtained. This is why being engaged with interesting learning material can be so essential for somebody wishing to learn a new language.

Therefore, in this book we have compiled 20 easy-to-follow, compelling, and fun stories that will allow you to expand your vocabulary and give you the tools to improve your grasp of the wonderful Japanese language.

How Japanese Short Stories for Beginners works:

  • Each chapter possesses a funny, interesting, and/or thought-provoking story based on real-life situations, allowing you to learn a bit more about the Japanese culture.
  • Having trouble understanding Japanese characters? No problem – we provide you with the English translation after each paragraph, allowing you to fully grasp what you’re listening to!
  • The summaries follow a synopsis in Japanese and in English of what you just heard, both to review the lesson and for you to see if you understood what the tale was about. Use them if you’re having trouble.
  • At the end of those summaries, you will be provided with a list of the most relevant vocabulary from that chapter, as well as slang and sayings that you may not have understood at first glance! Do not get lost trying to understand or pronounce it all, either!
  • Finally, you’ll be provided with a set of tricky questions in Japanese, allowing you the chance to prove that you learned something in the story. Whether it’s true or false, or if you’re doing the single answer questions, don’t worry if you don’t know the answer to any — we will provide them immediately after, but no cheating!

We want you to feel comfortable while learning Japanese; after all, no language should be a barrier for you to travel around the world and expand your social circles!

So look no further! Pick up your copy of Japanese Short Stories for Beginners and level up your Japanese language skills right now!

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

©2020 Lingo Mastery (P)2020 Lingo Mastery

What listeners say about Japanese Short Stories for Beginners

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    7
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    5
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    4
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Easy and pleasant stories

This is a great audiobook for new learners, and even better for students with already some experience with the Japanese language. I’ve always had trouble with speaking and hearing it, but the stories were easy to follow along, and the questions after each one helped with comprehension.

It is more accessible and refreshing to practice with the accompanying PDF. I found that listening to each story once, and then listening to it again while reading the text was great to expand vocabulary.

Overall, I recommend this book as an amusing way to improve understanding.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Just as it should be

Great narrator and the structure of the book (and the stories) are well designed for a beginner like myself. Highly recommended!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Didactic and enjoyable

I have to say that listening to short stories like these is a different and enjoyable way to get in touch with another language. The audiobook structure (with both Japanese and English versions) is something to highlight as an extremely didactic tool, especially when combined with the pdf material provided. I would sincerely recommend this audiobook, preferably for those who have basic knowledge of the Japanese language.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Very useful for increasing Japanese vocabulary

I have listened to the material twice, accompanied by the PDF available with it. It was recommended by a close friend and I realized that short stories are an excellent resource for learning Japanese vocabulary. In the first contact with the audiobook I was a little intimidated and I thought it wouldn't be for me, but it didn't take long to become familiar with the structure in the stories. If you are thinking of increasing your Japanese vocabulary outside of repetitive manuals, I recommend this tool. It is an A plus!

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 03-17-21

Just what I've been looking for

While not perfect, it's the structure and kind of stories I've been looking for to help me learn. It seems to be about 70% understanding rate for someone who's gone through either Genki 1 or Minna No Nihongo!