GENKI Japanese Readers is an elementary extensive reading resource. Its 46 readings cover a broad range of material, including funny stories, scary tales, Japanese folk tales, and introductions to places in Japan. The grammar and vocabulary correspond to the content of the popular GENKI elementary Japanese series. Each reader is written in simple Japanese so that learners can enjoy reading them without relying on a dictionary.
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・L7-1 ソラさんの猫 Sora's Cat (645)
・L7-2 塾がきらい I Hate Cram School (577)
・L8-1 つりに行きましょう Let's Go Fishing (899)
・L8-2 大阪・道頓堀 Dotonbori, Osaka (864)
・L9-1 花見 Cherry Blossom Viewing (862)
・L9-2 学校のトイレ The School Restroom (825)
・L10-1 メアリーさん、相撲を見る Mary Goes to a Sumo Tournament (1089)
・L10-2 ウデイさんの冬休み Uday's Winter Break (1191)
・L11-1 ロバートさんのお兄さん Robert's Big Brother (1208)
・L11-2 ゆいさんの夢 Yui's Dream (1226)
・L12-1 ジョンさんのアパート John Hunts for an Apartment (1108)
・L12-2 ホームシックのメアリーさん Mary Is Homesick (1586)
- The grammar items and vocabulary of two GENKI Japanese Readers titles correspond to those of a single GENKI textbook lesson.
Example: GENKI Japanese Readers L9-1 (Cherry Blosson Viewing) and L9-2 (The School Restroom)
→These two titles use grammar studied up to Lesson 9 of the GENKI textbook. Also, at least 95% of the text of both titles is made up of vocabulary studied in those lessons.
- Every title is in full color. Ample illustrations and photos aid the learner’s understanding of the text.
- Furigana are provided for all kanji.
- Audio recordings are available for all titles. These can enhance the learner’s experience and pleasure through uses such as reading while listening, or reading after listening.