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Easy to read books for newbies

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Easy to read books for newbies

Postby Chenge » August 16th, 2015 8:15 pm

こんにちは!

I have recently learnt how to read hiragana and I am moving on to katakana soon. I don't know many words but I am looking for a easy to read book. Does anyone have any names? I don't mind if the book has katakana written too :)

ありがとう。

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Re: Easy to read books for newbies

Postby adelholtz_499460 » August 17th, 2015 8:45 pm

Hi

i started with this one: http://www.amazon.com/Japanese-Reader-Collection-1-Hikoichi/dp/1482373343/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1439844219&sr=8-1&keywords=hikoichi

Its rather easy and there are furigana over each kanji. Its japanese and english, so you can always have a look at the translation if you are not sure what the text says.

have fun.

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Re: Easy to read books for newbies

Postby community.japanese » August 20th, 2015 2:31 am

Chenge さん、  さん
こんにちは。
The websites might help you.
http://hukumusume.com/douwa/
http://www.aozora.gr.jp/
http://www.bauddha.net/

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Re: Easy to read books for newbies

Postby Chenge » August 21st, 2015 7:18 pm

ありがとう!

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Re: Easy to read books for newbies

Postby community.japanese » August 24th, 2015 2:38 pm

Chengeさん、
どういたしまして。
:)
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Re: Easy to read books for newbies

Postby ajt2081514 » September 6th, 2015 10:16 am

I'm actually trying to build a database of books like this over at www.thehonrepository.com! Maybe something over there can help you.

And if any of you have any suggestions or books you think might fit the bill, please add them to the database. I would love to make it a great resource for those looking to get better at reading Japanese books.

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Re: Easy to read books for newbies

Postby Chenge » September 12th, 2015 9:14 pm

Yes of course :)
Thank you!

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Re: Easy to read books for newbies

Postby community.japanese » September 19th, 2015 2:59 am

ajt2081514 san, Chenge san,
konnichiwa. :)
I hope you could find good books.
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Re: Easy to read books for newbies

Postby LeesaJohnson » October 13th, 2017 11:26 am

Easy to read books for newbies:-
Yotsuba&! (よつばと!)
Slam Dunk (スラムダンク)
Stories You Can Read Smoothly (イッキによめる!)
Ghibli Film Comics (ジブリフィルムコミックス)
Children’s Books

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Re: Easy to read books for newbies

Postby metalosaurio_515346 » October 29th, 2017 10:52 am

I must totally recommend the Japanese Graded Readers series by White Rabbit.

I really needed some practice reading to reinforce what I've learnt so far (almost 4 months now), and I wasn't sure about manga or any other text. I wasn't very fond of reading children books, specially to keep me motivated.
This series presents graded material (from level 0, wich it's perfect for me now) with topics and stories that aren't necessarily childish, so I really enjoy reading it, and I get a real confident booster whener I finish a story.

A bit pricey, but otherwise totally recommended!

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