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Reading material in Japanese

I believe the best way to practice Japanese, especially if you want some help with learning Kanjis and vocabulary, is to actually try reading in the language. The problem is it's difficult to find Japanese texts that are easy to read, but at the same time are not orientated to children, which at least to me makes them somewhat boring. So, I'm sharing some webs I found written in "easy Japanese". Basically, you'll find articles on different topics written with easier words and few Kanjis.

NHK News Web Easy: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/easy/ This the children/non adult version of a newspaper. It's also for foreigners learning the language.

MATCHA: https://matcha-jp.com/easy/ Basically, there are many articles about different topics, culture, traditions, turistic places...

Watanoc: http://watanoc.com/ Like Matcha, there are articles on many topics. The difference is you can sort the articles by JLPT level (only JLPT 5,4 and 3).

Hirogaru: https://hirogaru-nihongo.jp/ Here there are also many videos with subtitles and transcriptions.

I hope you find it useful, my fellow learners!

EDIT. I found this other web site with more recommendations! http://wandertokyo.com/jlpt-reading-practice-online/

EDIT2. This isn't a reading material, but I use it quite a lot to practice my listening skills.

JapaNews24: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coYw-eVU0Ks As the name says, you can watch the news in Japanese 24/7.

January 25, 2019

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

You can download manga in japanese here. https://itazuraneko.neocities.org/library/manga/subete.html

January 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrenchGarc1

Nice source for study materials! (LOL)

January 28, 2019

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

yup lol, thanks though!

January 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/imJamal12

Mangá is a good way to learn about japonese.

January 29, 2019

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

thanks, cute pfp btw

January 25, 2019

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

Astolfo is great

January 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jordyDC2

can't say the same about your pfp if you know what i mean XD

January 25, 2019

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

meanie

January 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kitsu7

Plenty of manga has furigana which makes it so much easier to read.

January 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaptianKaos8

If you're a fan of non-fiction, you might want to try ウィキペディア: https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/メインページ

January 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NoiGS2015

laugh in japanese

January 29, 2019

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

Laughs in English. /I have no idea what they're saying/

February 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/9sB27aTx

Thank you! This is truly very helpful. (^-^)

January 25, 2019

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

Thanks!

January 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anna18455

Awesome!

January 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheLord2k1

i really dont like reading it
just speaking

January 27, 2019

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

It can seem daunting with all the Kanji, but being able to read Japanese is just as important as speaking it.

January 29, 2019

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

Thank you, this is so thoughtful

January 26, 2019

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

Thank you, that is very helpful

January 26, 2019

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

I've been looking for sites like this, thanks for telling us!

January 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Olaju1

Thank you. Will be taking the JLPT this year, so this is great material to practice reading. Amazing!

January 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yaroslav861620

Reberu Betsu Nihongo are very good series for each level of Japanese.

January 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ventura.laura

Hi! Please, Do you know about a link for downloading this material? thank you very much!

January 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yaroslav861620

Only Russian torrent site, but idk maybe it is prohibited in the USA. I know in Japan they have very strictly rules about the copyright, idk are they allowed in the USA or not. Duolingo has American jurisdiction afaik. But if you can buy them, they are really cool

January 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aky373274

Very nice topics!

January 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrenchGarc1

Nice Thread! Practice make it perfect. Thank for sharing the material. Doesn't matter what you read, watch, and write. It will help!

January 28, 2019

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

Thank you! This really helps a lot!!

January 28, 2019

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

Read Anime or Manga, that will help you expand your vocabulary and learn with the native language.

February 3, 2019
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