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Japanese texts in hiragana?

Akvamariin
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I have learned all hiragana and would like to practice them by reading texts but I haven't really been able to find any texts in only hiragana when googling. Where can I find what I am looking for?

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

Check my new post man, I post a Japanese sentence everday (9 so far). They are perfect for begginer practice! Not exactly texts, but still something fun to read. However I do use some kanji but I have the pronounciation of each in the comments.

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/11404950

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

I also really recommend

http://life.ou.edu/stories/

It has traditional Japanese children's stories, with the actual paragraph from the book, then in just hiragana, then in english.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Akvamariin
Akvamariin
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Thank you, I'll try those.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Si1vanu5

Hmm, I believe you need to learn the katakana also, as the two work together. Otherwise, try the "Easy Japanese" lessons here: http://www.nhk.or.jp/lesson/english/ are in English, romaji and Japanese characters (kana and kanji). The kanji characters have furigana (the kana is above the kanji) added. You may need to zoom in to view them though. (You can download the pdf and use zoom.) I'd suggest reading with a piece of paper or something to block text below what you're reading so you don't see the romaji unless you want to. This page: http://japanese.about.com/od/introductoryjapaneselesso/fl/What-is-Furigana-in-Japanese.htm has a nice nice explanation of furigana as well as two links for sites that will convert Japanese text to furigana so with copy and paste you should be able to read any Japanese site in furigana. Enjoy!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lunapersephone
lunapersephone
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Some easy Japanese texts:

https://chokochoko.wordpress.com/the-great-library (great resource!)

http://life.ou.edu/stories

You might want to check out the Genki website for further materials: http://genki.japantimes.co.jp/self_en

There's also this: http://www.yookoso.com/pages/study.php. There are links to stories as well as other learning resources.

I recommend the Japanese graded readers as well. You can buy them online. But I think all this is a great way to get started for now. :) Good luck!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Akvamariin
Akvamariin
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Very nice, thanks. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/UneJamKuqEZi

http://www.guidetojapanese.org/learn/grammar/hiragana_ex

I found this website, it's not really texts with Hiragana, but it's a website where you can practice Hiragana. Maybe you can try that website, and I'll try to find some actual texts with only Hiragana and post them here.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Akvamariin
Akvamariin
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Sounds good.

2 years ago
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