Esperanto reading for beginners
Hi there, I'm about half way through the tree so I went looking for something to read. I found I was able to understand most of the beginners' reader, Vere aŭ Fantazie, by Claude Piron.
Really shocked at the amount that I could translate! This website also has this amazing feature where you can click on the words and it will give you a direct translation from Esperanto to English!
I used that one in book form as my first reader. Remember paper books? ;-)
It's really good.
Yes! They were invented because cave walls are too heavy to carry around! ;-)
I would also highly recommend 'Gerda Malaperis' (Gerda disappeared) from the same author - Claude Piron. It is written specifically for language learners. The first chapter contains very few words, then the next chapter re-uses those words and introduces some new ones and so forth. The story is a mystery/crime novella. It's easy enough for beginners, it's the first book I read. It is available for free both in text and in audio, which I find great to practice your listening skills, on the same website : http://en.lernu.net/kursoj/gerda_malaperis/index.php