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Japanese: Short Stories for Beginners Audiobook

Japanese: Short Stories for Beginners: 9 Captivating Short Stories to Learn Japanese and Expand Your Vocabulary While Having Fun

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Publisher's Summary

Introducing nine captivating short stories to learn Japanese (including line by line translations to English).

Are you bored of the traditional methods people tell you to use to learn Japanese? Are you bored of all those dusty grammar books that pile up making everything look so hard? What if we told you there's a better, more enjoyable way to learn Japanese and grow your vocabulary exponentially? Well, guess what - there is! The best way to learn Japanese is by listening to short stories.

The problem? You might feel like you don't know where to start, or you may feel lost trying to understand whatever pops up on the Internet. And that's exactly why we created this book.

Short Stories + Foreign Language = Faster Learning

We know how difficult it may seem to learn a foreign language from scratch, let alone trying to put all that learning into practice. But what you might not realize is that it's fairly easy to fully incorporate the essentials of a language once you frame that learning into a certain context (for example, a short story). Short stories allow you to put what you've learned so far into practice, allowing you to expand your vocabulary quickly, make sense of ideas, understand new concepts, and overall get a better grasp of the Japanese language. Short stories work because they eliminate the stress of forcing yourself to learn. Instead, when you listen to the nine captivating short stories we've prepared for you, you will learn Japanese without even realizing you're learning it! Your goal is to simply focus on a single story at a time. The stories consist of multiple genres, including adventure, fantasy, mystery, and romance, just to name a new. We wanted these stories to be fun, interesting, and appealing, motivating you to keep on listening to find out what happens next. That's the very best way to learn, don't you think?

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    Regina 02-20-17
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    What made the experience of listening to Japanese: Short Stories for Beginners the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed this audiobook so much! It is not just learning Japanese language but also enjoying the stories being narrated in Japanese language. Glad I gave this a try!


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    I recommend this! All Language Academy audiobooks are great!

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    Joyce 02-20-17
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    "Great works Language Academy!"
    What did you love best about Japanese: Short Stories for Beginners?

    I love all Language Academy audiobook! This one is another good audiobook and I learned more Japanese words from it.


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    Highly recommended!

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    Liz 02-20-17
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    "5 stars overall!"
    Would you listen to Japanese: Short Stories for Beginners again? Why?

    I would definitely! The more I listen t it the more I learn Japanese language. This is an effective way to learn this language!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Japanese: Short Stories for Beginners?

    The 1st story is what I enjoyed the most!


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    Great work! kudos to the team behind this!

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    Camille 02-19-17
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    "I was able to understand the stories! wow!"
    If you could sum up Japanese: Short Stories for Beginners in three words, what would they be?

    fun to learn!


    What did you like best about this story?

    There are several stories here and all of them got me hooked and kept me interested throughout the entire listening! I really did and enjoyed it and I was surprised that I am already good in Japanese language because I was able to understand the narrator! great work Language Academy!


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    "Enjoyed and learned at the same time"
    Would you listen to Japanese: Short Stories for Beginners again? Why?

    Yes since I haven't listened to the other stories yet.


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    I like the approach of this audiobook in learning Japanese language. It is indeed very effective and fun too!


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    superb! I am happy I bought this!

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    Georgina 02-19-17
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    "good job to the team behind this!"
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    what I like best are the stories itself. They are something you'll surely enjoy listening to. It was like a roller coaster ride! There were lots of emotions as I listened to Satoko Smith. Well narrated!


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    Isabelle 02-19-17
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    "For beginners in Japanese."
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    I enjoyed listening to these Japanese short stories because they are well narrated by Satoko Smith and I was able to easily understand the words. Good audiobook and totally worth trying!


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    Solenn 02-19-17
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    "I've waited months for this!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I'd definitely recommend this! The Language Academy's audiobooks are all great and a must-have if you are inlove with foreign language as much as I do :)


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    Another great language audiobook in my collection!

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    dani 02-13-17
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    Contented with this! I am new to japanese language but I was able to understand the stories here! I love the way they were narrated!

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    Mulan 02-13-17
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    "perfect stars for this!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I actually did recommend this to my friends who are also into Japanese reading such as manga. Most of them haven't tried audible yet so this will be their first time. I'm pretty sure they'll enjoy it too as much as I did


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    Good job! I sure will buy more of this author and narrators work!

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