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~ LEARN to read Japanese the fun and easy way with this collection of traditional Japanese stories. ~ ** For Beginners (with hiragana knowledge) up. ** With this app, you can read real Japanese, listen to the story, and tap any word to get an instant definition. Read Japanese is your ticket to the world of Japanese Literature! Enjoy reading classic tales such as Momotaro, Hikoichi, Aesop’s fables, Inch-high Samurai, Princess Kaguya, modern short stories, and more (with much more to come)! Each story includes two audio recordings by a native Japanese speaker—one at normal speed and one at slow speed so even beginners can understand. The stories are presented in full hiragana and kanji (with optional furigana), so you can read along at your own pace. The best way to increase your vocabulary and remember Japanese is to read the stories and learn the words and phrases in context. This app will let you do that. In addition, you can listen to the story while you read, adding yet another sense to your language learning arsenal. Tap on any word/phrase and see the translation and grammar notes instantly. BEST of all… two full stories are completely FREE, including all audio files and grammar notes!! (Note: the 2nd story must be unlocked and downloaded). Try it out and learn from Hikoichi, the wise and yet mischievous young man, as he finds a way to enjoy hanami—cherry blossom viewing. Other stories are inexpensive and available for instant download. Yes, you can read real Japanese—even if you are just starting out in Japanese! While new-to-Japanese beginners can get a lot from this, hiragana knowledge is highly recommended.

Available on

PC

PC

Version notes

Version number: Varies by device

Added 'The Inch High Samurai'

Features

  • Traditional, classic Japanese stories
  • Each story is written in Japanese and the kanji have furigana
  • Every sentence is broken down word-for-word with grammar notes
  • Literal English translation for you to check your understanding
  • Listen to the stories read by a native speaker
  • Each story has an additional audio with the ‘slow’ reading
  • Optimized for widescreen and portrait view

System Requirements

Minimum
OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1
Architecture x86, x64
Recommended
OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1
Architecture x86, x64

Additional info

Published by
Sunlight Info Tech
Copyright © 2015, Sunlight Info Tech


Approximate download size
7.45 MB - 14.5 MB


Category
Education



This app can
Access your Internet connection


In-app purchases
$1.49 - $4.99


Installation
Get this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.


Language supported
English (United States)


Publisher Info
Publisher Website
Publisher Support


Additional terms
Read Japanese privacy policy



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Rating:5/5

5/19/2017

Raihan

Platform: PC

Love this app

This app is beautiful.. It helps me a lot for practicing my Japanese.. Keep up the good work !!

Rating:3/5

5/23/2017

Jo Ellen

Platform: PC

Needs Highlighting

It's difficult for a beginner to keep up. If you can highlight each word as it is said, it would be more helpful.

Rating:5/5

4/21/2017

Unknown

Platform: PC

Read Japanese

I love this app! It makes reading Japanese easy. We need more of them.

Rating:4/5

2/8/2017

Ann

Platform: PC

Fun listening

I like the ability to start with a slower speed and graduate to normal speed. I like the ability to get translations of words to the right. I would like to be able to hear a repeat a particular sentence. Fun listening.

Rating:4/5

4/19/2017

Brandon

Platform: PC

Read Japanese

This app is great for a person, who wants to orally hear Japanese, so somebody can eventually understand the native language

Rating:4/5

1/29/2017

E

Platform: PC

nice starting app

having to purchase additional books after only two to improve is not necessary.

Rating:4/5

12/12/2016

Unknown

Platform: PC

Solid way to learn how to read!

Iw been studying Japanaese on and off for 5 years, and all though my speaking and listening is at a decent level. My writing and reading is lacking. In this app I find the perfect tool to easily read and understand texts, giving me the freedom to easily look up meanings behind kanji and words I do not yet comprehend.

Rating:1/5

4/26/2016

aki

Platform: PC

expensive

to expensive for the books

Rating:4/5

4/21/2016

Chandra

Platform: PC

Good way to learn

Maybe have a cursor or change the color of the text as it is being read so that we can know where the speaker currently is. Other than that, a good app.

One person found this helpful.

Rating:2/5

3/3/2016

Stefan

Platform: PC

Free story

Need more free story.

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