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Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha for Absolute Beginners of Japanese [Digital Download]
Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha for Absolute Beginners of Japanese [Digital Download] $ 20.00 $ 64.87
 ➡️ How to read the eBooks in your bundle? You may need to follow the steps outlined in our eBook guide   A Digital Toolkit for (very) Beginners of Japanese with MP3 Sound Files of all the Japanese WHO IS THIS FOR? Total beginners and "eternal" beginners. Are you struggling with hiragana? Know all the kana but need to improve your reading comprehension? Our Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha beginner's bundle of digital books and resources will not only help you with those but also Japanese grammar, vocabulary, kanji, and listening comprehension.   If you have never studied a lick of Japanese, this is for you. If you feel like you are an "eternal beginner," this is for you. If you are studying for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N5, this bundle is also for you. Japanese reading practice for beginners In addition to foundational topics, Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha also contains dozens of short stories to practice reading hiragana and even simple kanji.   INCREDIBLE VALUE Get 13 eBooks and resource packs for one low price and all with sound files.  Pay once and get lifetime updates including updates and supplementary material.   WHAT’S INCLUDED? Introduction to Japanese [Exclusive to this bundle] Hiragana, the Basics of Japanese * Hiragana Worksheets [Exclusive to this bundle] Katakana, the Basics of Japanese 100 Grammar Points 100 Essential Kanji  Inazuma 1: About Japanese Pronouns Frank & the Obaasan Volume 1 [a beginning reader] Frank & the Obaasan Volume 2 [a beginning reader]  101 Japanese Set Phrases & Power Words Hiragana Readers Yondemiyo hiragana and N5 kanji readers [35 are available now--many more to come soon!] NEW! Makoto #1* Makoto #19* Japanese Sentences: Beginning Phrases  * All of the above are exclusive to this bundle except the two Makoto issues (which are also found in the Makoto value bundles Volume 1 and Volume 4) and The Hiragana, the Basics of Japanese book (which is also in our Japanese Reader Collection Bundle). The Frank and the Obaasan series is also found in its own bundle, but this bundle is the best value overall. All other titles and worksheets are only found in this bundle.   All titles include sound files!   For beginners of Japanese--even (especially) those just starting out   Once you learn hiragana, next comes practice, and this bundle includes tons of fun practice. We call these stories "Yonde Miyou" which means "try to read" or "let's read." Each story or essay is short and interesting. No Dick and Jane or boring fluff. Read about common (and funny) mistakes foreigners make in Japan or Japanese. Learn about unusual aspects of Japanese culture. Each story is presented three times. Once in hiragana only with spaces. Once in full Japanese but with furigana over every kanji. And lastly, the story is presented again without furigana. Oh, and every word and grammatical pattern is defined and explained.  There are over two dozen of these stories. And that's just one section of Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha!   ABOUT THE TITLE The name is a play on two English words plus the Japanese word for “beginner”. ベリー beri- sounds like “very” and “berry” and 初心者 shoshinsha means “beginner” in Japanese (see the breakdown of that word below).    So, ベリーベリー初心者  (beri- beri- shoshinsha)  can mean “very very beginners” or “berry berry beginners.” The name isn’t particularly meaningful, but it is cute and we like it. :)   Buy this bundle now and get ALL future volumes in this series FREE   Not a beginner? Check out our Japanese Reader Collection
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Learn Japanese with Stories Bundle #1 [10 Volumes] [DIGITAL DOWNLOAD]
Learn Japanese with Stories Bundle #1 [10 Volumes] [DIGITAL DOWNLOAD] $ 20.00 $ 59.88
 ➡️ How to read the eBooks in your bundle? You may need to follow the steps outlined in our eBook guide   WHAT'S INCLUDED?  This bundle is now complete with 10 full-length volumes. We will, however, add free updates and edits to the bundle as they are completed. This bundle set includes ten books in the Japanese Reader Collection in digital format. Download instantly and begin improving your Japanese reading skills (PDFs), listening abilities (MP3s), and vocabulary. An amazing value! NEW! Anki decks included with vocabulary from the stories. Use the free flashcard software Anki to learn all the vocabulary from the stories. You'll find the decks in the /Anki folder for each book. (Not all books have one yet, but we are working on it.!) Download sound files for ALL the stories. Each story has two recordings: one read slowly and one read at normal speed. NEW! Use the QR codes to scan and hear the audio on-demand by streaming (you can still download all the files locally)   WHO IS THIS FOR? This bundle is recommended for upper beginners to intermediate students of Japanese. If you are just starting out, no problem! We have a bundle just for you. Click here to learn about our Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha Beginner's Bundle. INCREDIBLE VALUE Each volume sells on Amazon and elsewhere for $4.99. All ten volumes plus 2 added bonuses would cost $59.88. Get them all today for half the cost.  Pay once and get lifetime updates including updates and supplementary material. EXAMPLE CONTENT Here are the example sound files from the story, The Wise Child. Normal speed and slow speed. To give you an idea of the format with the audio, the image below is the first page of The Wise Child running gloss. STORIES INCLUDED: (eBooks + Sound Files) YOU GET ALL THE STORIES IN TEN OF THE BOOKS IN THE SERIES Hikoichi and the Young Lord Hikoichi and the Living Umbrella Tengu’s Straw Raincoat Momotaro, the Peach Boy Usagi to Kame (the Tortoise & the Hare) The Inch-High Samurai Kaguya Hime The Mouse Bride Ikkyuu-san The Cut-Tongue Sparrow Kobutori Jiisan Yuki Onna Anchin and Kiyohime  Little Match Girl  Hikoichi and the Wonderous Box Hikoichi and the Trickster Tanuki  The Oni's Mask and the Girl The Fountain of Youth  The Hundred Tales Game  The Wise Child Urashima Tarou The Young Man Who Slept Three Years Hanasaka Jiisan Hikoichi and the Hanami EXTRA BONUSES: Hiragana, the Basics of Japanese plus Makoto Japanese E-Zine #1 [So, actually, the full value of this bundle is $59.88!] Impress your Japanese friends with knowledge of Japanese folktales and stories while polishing your grammar and learning new vocabulary words. 日本語を磨こう! Let’s polish our Japanese! Hiragana is the first Japanese syllabary a student often learns. It forms the basis for everything else. And you really need to know hiragana to use the readers to their fullest purpose. So, as an extra bonus, we are also including our book on Hiragana, also a $4.99 value.     BENEFITS Here’s what you get with each of the 24 stories: An easy and fun introduction to Japanese folklore, tales, and stories—these are the classic stories every single Japanese person knows and loves, but few Westerners have even heard about! Read the most famous and interesting Japanese tales in real Japanese! Yes, as long as you have learned hiragana, you can read real Japanese today with these fully annotated stories. (Don’t know hiragana yet?! No problem. See our special BONUS at the bottom of this page!) Every single line and every word are explained and defined. Designed specifically for beginners to intermediates. Build your Japanese vocabulary, understand new grammatical patterns, improve your reading skills, and hone your listening abilities Traditional stories with a running gloss, each with two MP3s recorded by a native Japanese voice actress. Print out the PDFs and drop the MP3s on your phone for studying on the go. Over the years, thousands of people have enjoyed these stories sold individually for $4.99 or more each. Now, for the first time, you can get them all together for a single low price! Perfect for the upper beginner to the intermediate student of Japanese.   Anki is a free flashcard software. How to install: Simply double click the supplied Anki files to install the deck to your Anki software. Or you can send it to your phone to open it in the mobile Anki version. We add the decks to the first volume and will add more for the rest soon.      Reminder: This is the digital version of the books. There will be NO shipping charges since nothing will be shipped :) Please note: you will receive a Dropbox link which can be accessed from any device (phone, tablet, or computer) instantly. If you are on a computer, you can download it all by clicking on the Download button at the top right. If you have ANY trouble with the download, just reply to the email you receive or message us through Contact Us.
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JLPT N5 BUNDLE Japanese Kanji, Grammar, Reading, & Vocabulary + More [FOR BEGINNERS | DIGITAL EBOOK BUNDLE]
JLPT N5 BUNDLE Japanese Kanji, Grammar, Reading, & Vocabulary + More [FOR BEGINNERS | DIGITAL EBOOK BUNDLE] $ 14.00 $ 26.00
 ➡️ How to read the eBooks in your bundle? You may need to follow the steps outlined in our eBook guide What is the JLPT? The Japanese Language Proficiency Test is a yearly (held twice a year in some countries) test for students of Japanese. It is a popular way to understand your Japanese abilities. You do not need to take the test to use the material in this bundle. It is suitable for any beginner (whether you will take the test or not) who has learned hiragana and very basic grammar. Who is this for? For Beginners of the Japanese language and those wanting to take level N5 of the JLPT.  What does it include? This FIVE-eBook bundle includes all you need to pass the Vocabulary, Grammar, Reading, and Kanji sections of the JLPT N5 test. You also get ALL MP3s, PDFs, ePub, and Kindle Mobi files with this purchase. Note: This is not for the paperbacks, but you will get the exact same content in digital format. --- VOCABULARY Included at no extra charge are 1,445 MP3s of each Vocabulary and Example Sentence. The download link is found on the last page. NEW! Now includes a full Anki deck with all vocabulary and example sentences AND sound. If you use the free Anki flashcard system, you will find the deck included with the ebooks in this bundle for no extra charge!Japanese Vocabulary for JLPT N5 covers all the vocabulary needed to pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test level N5. This is the easiest of the test levels and is suitable for beginners who have mastered hiragana. BEGINNER LEVEL Over 1,400 MP3s MP3s both with individual vocabulary words and example sentences Bonus Chapter MP3s listening in order Chapter MP3s include the vocabulary word, each example sentence, and then the English translation [Designed to be listened to with or without the eBook] Includes PDF, ePub, and MOBI Kindle eBook formats Bonus: Also includes a PDF with boxes to practice writing kanji. Print any troublesome kanji for extra practice. Each kanji has furigana (small hiragana over the kanji)   GRAMMAR Japanese Vocabulary for JLPT N5 covers the grammar needed to pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test level N5. This is the easiest of the test levels and is suitable for beginners who have mastered hiragana. BEGINNER LEVEL Download the sound files for every Japanese example sentence within. Link found on the last page. Explanations in plain English with several examples per grammar point. Most example sentences are broken down with a literal word-by-word translation to aid comprehension.  Each kanji has furigana (small hiragana over the kanji)   READING Are you a beginner in Japanese and would like to improve your reading comprehension? Taking the Japanese Language Proficiency Test is a great way to set a goal for yourself, and goals help with motivation. Motivation acted upon nearly always leads to success.Whether you are planning to take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N5 (the easiest level) or would just like to improve your reading ability, this book will help.   KANJI Whether you are planning to take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N5 or just would like a solid start on learning kanji, this book will teach you the most useful kanji in an easy-to-understand way. Download the MP3s and the accompanying PDF for a complete learning system (included for no extra charge). There are about two thousand kanji needed to be literate in Japan. But in reality, knowing just a few hundred will give you the tools to read most anything, even if you may need to occasionally refer to a dictionary. This book will give you the most important of these characters. Very few foreigners have mastered kanji. Could you be one of them? Learn the most common readings, useful example jukugo (kanji combinations), and understand usage with an example sentence for each kanji.  Best of all, download the 103 sound files from our server and listen while you learn.  We are also including a PDF version in the download so you can optionally study from your computer as well. BEGINNER LEVEL 103 essential  kanji as found on the JLPT N5 test FREE MP3s of all the readings and examples found in the book Mnemonic and helpful comments throughout Every kanji has its correct stroke order shown Each kanji has multiple examples and an example sentence showing usage We are now also including a PDF for kanji writing practice. Print any kanji lesson you need for extra writing practice.   SENTENCE PATTERNS This book offers a way to practice grammar, vocabulary, and reading using JLPT N5 level grammatical patterns in various example sentences. For each grammatical pattern, we'll switch out words and point out construction rules to give you a full understanding how to use that form. ありがとうございます--and here's to your Japanese!
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Learn Japanese through Dialogues (7 ebook bundle)
Learn Japanese through Dialogues (7 ebook bundle) $ 16.00 $ 34.93
➡️ How to read the eBooks in your bundle? You may need to follow the steps outlined in our eBook guide Newly Edited and Updated! Get all SEVEN Japanese Dialogues study packs for one low price. Separately, these eBooks (also includes MP3s as well as Kindle, ePub, and PDF versions) would cost $34.93 at Amazon. Get all seven here for a major discount!  Finally, a fun and easy way to learn REAL conversational Japanese! We are including, at no extra charge, sound files for all the dialogues found in this book. Listen on demand with the QR codes found in the book or download the files to your computer. The download link is found on the last page. The dialogues is presented naturally and all in Japanese. This may be too fast for you at first but try listening to it a few times to attune your ears. As you master the vocabulary and understand the grammatical points mentioned in the book, you may find what was difficult upon first hearing is easy the second (or tenth!) time around. The bonus files also includes a free Anki flashcard deck with the phrases found in this book. Download the Anki software for free here: https://apps.ankiweb.net/ Use the Anki deck to practice translating the phrases or shadowing the speaker—the sound file will automatically play on the back card. -- This bundle of eBooks includes 47 dialogues in 7 books under these main categories: Beginning Conversations Meeting & Greetings At the Restaurant Directions With Friends Business Japanese On a Date Each eBook has three different formats depending on the device you use. The formats are: PDF (best for larger screens like computers, laptops, and tablets) Kindle MOBI (best for Kindles and Kindle apps on mobile devices) ePub (best for all other ebook readers on mobile devices. Each book also contains MP3 sound files of the Japanese. New! Anki flashcard deck to practice translation and pronunciation through shadowing New! QR codes added to the PDFs -- will be added to the ePub and MOBI files soon. PLUS: Get FREE updates for life. When we add new books to this series, you'll get that too. Of course, as we add more books, the price will also go up!

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