Japanese Stories for Language Learners: Bilingual Stories in Japanese and English (MP3 Audio Disc Included)
Authors: Anne McNulty and Eriko Sato | Illustrator: Rose Goldberg | Paperback
Learn Japanese the fun way by listening and reading through the country's rich literary history!
Beautifully illustrated in a traditional style, Japanese Stories for Language Learners offers five compelling stories with English and Japanese language versions appearing on facing pages. Taking learners on an exciting cultural and linguistic journey, each story is followed by detailed translator's notes, Japanese vocabulary lists, and grammar points along with a set of discussion questions and exercises.
The first two stories are very famous traditional Japanese folktales: Urashima Taro (Tale of a Fisherman) and Yuki Onna (The Snow Woman). They are followed by three short stories written by notable 20th century authors: Kumo no Ito (The Spider's Thread) by Akutagawa Ryunosuke (1892-1927) Oborekaketa Kyodai (The Siblings Who Almost Drowned) by Arishima Takeo (1878-1923) Serohiki no Goshu (Gauche the Cellist) by Miyazawa Kenji (1896-1933).
These great stories presented bilingually will take readers onto a journey of cultural and literary discovery. Reading the original Japanese script as well as hearing native-speakers read aloud in the accompanying free audio recording will help students at every level deepen their comprehension of the beauty and subtlety of the Japanese language.
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing | Pub Date: August 21, 2018 | Format: Paperback | Pages: 192 | Dimensions: 0.5" H x 9.0" L x 5.9" W | 0.82 lbs