We are pleased to announce the newest app to our library. Read Japanese for Windows 8.
If you have Windows 8, please click here to download it for FREE. The first story, Hikoichi and the Hanami, is totally free. You can also get the second story free by writing a review (click on the button in the app to write a review and when you come back, the second story will be unlocked). This includes all grammar notes, dictionary functions, and sound files (slow and normal speed). Other stories are inexpensive and being added often.
We’ve tried to make this an amazing resource while maintaining low prices. Please let me know what you think.
LEARN to read Japanese the fun and easy way with this collection of traditional Japanese stories.
** For Beginners (with hiragana knowledge) up. **
Read real Japanese, listen to the story (slow and normal speed), and tap any word to get an instant definition. Read Japanese is your ticket to the world of Japanese Literature! Enjoy reading Momotaro, Hikoichi, Aesop’s tales, Inch-high Samurai, Princess Kaguya, modern short stories, and more. (With much more to come!)
Each story includes two audio recordings by a native Japanese speaker—one at normal speed and one at slow speed so even beginners can understand.
Each story is written with full hiragana and kanji (with optional furigana), so you can read along at your own pace. The best way to increase your vocabulary and remember Japanese is to read the stories and learn the words and phrases in context. This app will let you do that. In addition, you can listen to the story while you read, adding yet another sense to your language learning arsenal. Tap on any word/phrase and see the translation and grammar notes instantly.
BEST of all! The first story is completely FREE. Try it out and learn from Hikoichi, the wise and yet mischievous young man, as he finds a way to enjoy hanami—cherry blossom viewing. Other stories are inexpensive and available for instant download.
Try it out—your Japanese will benefit as a result.
Yes, you can read real Japanese—even if you are just starting out in Japanese! While new-to-Japanese beginners can get a lot from this, hiragana knowledge is highly recommended.
To download this app, please click here.