Japanese reading practice
I remember how I was looking for some useful readings. When I was a beginner, I tried some children books which are good to practice hiragana or basic kanji. But, I couldn’t use the sentences in regular conversations since the readings were fairy tales. Such texts sure are good as practice, but how about learning more conversational style while reading? Wouldn’t it be nice to use a certain text to also start talking about yourself right away? The texts below can help you with it for sure.
Each story focuses on a part of Japanese grammar. So, by reading, you will learn also how to talk about some common things, events, or situations. For example, to say what you did last weekend or where you want to go on vacation. Each story contains transcription to romaji, because we know a lot of you use it as a hint. First, try to get the meaning and then read the English translation. At the end of each story, there is a list with kanji we used in the text.
- Picnic on Saturday (short story about planning a picnic and what food our friends will bring)
- Japanese study methods (text about what study methods you can use to learn Japanese)
- Last weekend (report with last weekend’s activities)
- Summer vacation (read about plans for summer vacation)
- Best friend (read the description of appearance and personality of a person)
- Family house (JLPT N5 kanji practice)
Do you have any other topics you would like to cover here? Let us know.