このほんは おもしろいです。日本の食べものが すきです！
This book is about the different forms of soya beans. I did not know they were so many ways of cooking these, and I did not know Japanese people eat them under so many forms! 日本人が えだまめとしょうゆともやしとなっとうととうふとあぶらを 食べます。すごいです！
This book was really interesting and they even made なっとう cute! I would recommend it for beginners because it is easily understandable. Of course, some words are unknown but they are guessable with the context!
This book talks about the cats that live in the Japanese city of Tashirojima. The illustrations are well done and the content is both interesting and easy to understand. むずかじゃないです！
I would recommend to level 0 readers and first year Japanese students because the vocabulary is fairly simple and the sentence structure is simple as well which makes it accessible to new Japanese-language learners.
この本はとてもたのしくて、おもしろいです。It is about two cats、京子さんと京子さんのいもうと、マヤちゃん。The siblings love each other very much but Kyoko sometimes gets bored of their house. One day, Kyoko goes on an adventure in the forest. During her adventure, she meets a butterfly, another cat and a dog. By the end, she has enjoyed herself but is happy to be home and has a new appreciation for her home’s safety and peacefulness.
This was a really cute and enjoyable book. The pictures are とてもかわいいです。I wonder if they are pictures of the author’s real cats?!?
I would definitely recommend this book for Japanese 110 students. It was a fun and quick read which used a lot of different vocabulary and grammar structures which we work on in class.
This book was average. I understood 90% of it, so I recommend it as a level zero book. The story was funny in parts. It had some Genki character fanfiction as part of the plot. There were a few vocabulary words that I didn’t know but I was not able to figure them out from the context or the drawings.
This book was fine but if you picked another random student book it would probably be just as good. It was not challenging so this is good book if you do not want to be too intimidated by new vocab and kanji. It takes 5-10 minutes to read.
このほんは、とてもおもしろくて、たのしいです。I found this book really fun to read. It describes a traditional Japanese New Year’s celebration. There are many illustrations to help the reader understand what’s going on since some of the vocabulary is new. The story is very cute and sweet.
I would recommend this book for level 1 Japanese students. It wasn’t too difficult and a really nice introduction to Japanese New Year. The sentences are short and simple and there are several Kanji that are taught by the second semester of Japanese 110 so it’s great practice.
I really like this book and this is composed of two little stories. このほんはとてもおもしろくて、やさしです。 キツネは頭がいいが、ネズミはとても頭がよくなかったです。ネズミは肉をを持って、歌いました。だから、肉はありませんでした。キツネは盗みましたから.
I really recommend this book to the first year Japanese students. By telling the stories in familiar adjectives and past tense we have practiced in the class, I feel more confident when reading the Japanese books. Also, this folktale about the fox and crow could be very familiar to many of us that always has been told in our childhood. As a result, it is a lot more easier for us to understand the story. But I borrowed it from Umass library so you may check this book online.
I will definitely recommend this book, which is a well-known folktale, to the beginning learners of Japanese. It is quite helpful to review what we have learned since it covers a lot of phrases and new words we learned in the Genki textbook. The whole story is easy to read and readers can always figure out the meaning by simply looking at the illustration on each page. It also helps to review the grammar of the formation of adjective and verb conjugation.
This book was really cute, and a bit longer than the others, which I liked. The vocabulary were mostly things we know, but with a few new words that could be learned from context. It is based on an Aesop fable which is really cool since I read those a lot as a kid! It had a nice message about how what’s a perfect fit for someone, isn’t necessarily a perfect fit for everyone (and that’s ok!). Overall, I would recommend it for anyone just starting Japanese (first year, first semester).
Because this story feels incomplete, I thought it was so-so. I also though the artwork was a little bit scary. But, the kanji and vocabulary is extremely easy, and this book’s grammar structures are all from Genki I. You do not need to have a dictionary.
Because the story is more realistic, the dialogue is useful for real life situations. We have already learned all the vocabulary, so it will be an easy read. It will probably take you 5 minutes to read through the entire story. I hope that Johnさん and Yukiさん will be good friends. I recommend this book!