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Japanese Stories!

Here are four of the best websites for written and audio stories for children! They are mostly beginner-elementary level but the first website also offers higher levels with translations as well as audio.

https://www.wasabi-jpn.com/japanese-lessons/fairy-tales-and-short-stories-with-easy-japanese/ This is probably my favourite site; these stories also provide JLPT levels in case you'd like more of a challenge! There is also an audio option for each story with various speeds. The actual reading part has tiny Hiragana above each Kanji so you don't need to panic when faced with those awkward Kanji ;-)

http://life.ou.edu/stories/ Each story has a breakdown of the words and phrases used so it's great for grammar and vocabulary building!

http://hukumusume.com/douwa/betu/ This site is completely in Japanese with no translations so it's great if you feel like figuring it out yourself. :-)

https://www.youtube.com/user/fantajikan/videos Audio! Yay! Close your eyes and listen. :-)

Enjoy!

September 12, 2018

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DestinyCall

Hukumusume has an English language version, but it is much smaller than the main site. It has all of the folktales that include an English translation. The main site has even more children's stories written in Japanese only (or with non-English tanslations)

Here is a link to the English language site. Some stories also have audio.

http://hukumusume.com/douwa/index_en.html

September 12, 2018

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    どうもありがとう!

    September 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dilally

    Thanks for that. :) Duolingo has stories (under Labs) for four languages but not Japanese. It would be cool if the team could create Japanese stories here too.

    September 15, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nono9741

    Thank you very much !

    September 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mochiburrito

    ありがとうございます!

    September 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Def.Ang

    wow thank you, i will visit it. arigatou

    September 13, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hathanhdatye

    i like to

    September 13, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/somersummer

    Thank you! Very nice to share this!

    September 13, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/orzechech

    Thank you so much!!

    September 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tokkki

    thanks ! <3

    September 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_shii.25

    Thank you !!!

    September 13, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JAFrenchie

    I will certainly use these!! :D

    September 14, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aberdourcastle

    Thank you!

    September 14, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dangerouspotatox

    Thank you so much! <3

    September 14, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kleidi15

    Nani?

    September 15, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RoseBTSarmy

    Thank you very much! This will help a lot.

    September 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/keweii

    THANK YOUU! I've been looking everywhere for something like this!!

    October 1, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wallo11.37

    Damn ! Thanks a lot. I am building a course by using the classic "Language Learning Secrets Revealed" by Peter D Campbell.

    May 22, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Torqada

    In addition to above, News in Slow also has stories. Duolingo appears to take someone to the intermediate level. These sites will take you further.

    May 26, 2019
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