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Japanese Reader Collection Volume 5: Shitakiri Suzume - The Japan Shop
Japanese Reader Collection Volume 5: Shitakiri Suzume - The Japan Shop
Japanese Reader Collection Volume 5: Shitakiri Suzume - The Japan Shop
Japanese Reader Collection Volume 5: Shitakiri Suzume - The Japan Shop
Japanese Reader Collection Volume 5: Shitakiri Suzume - The Japan Shop
Japanese Reader Collection Volume 5: Shitakiri Suzume - The Japan Shop

Japanese Reader Collection Volume 5: Shitakiri Suzume

Regular price $ 4.49

The Shitakiri Suzume is a traditional Japanese folk tale about a kind old man, his mean wife, and a sparrow. Beginners can get a lot out of this product, but hiragana and very basic Japanese is required. Audio Only–listen while you drive, jog, or while relaxing.

  • Newly re-recorded with CD quality audio!
  • Audio includes the story read at normal speed & at a slow speed
  • Audio also includes spaces for repetition and key vocabulary
  • Works with PCs or Macs; Total Runtime: 1:06:30
  • All Japanese have furigana (printed version) and romaji for those starting out.
  • Every sentence is broken down word-for-word and with explanation of the grammar.
  • The full story in Japanese only (without the running gloss) is also provided so you can practice reading without interruption.
  • Download the FREE MP3s to listen while you study.

Japanese Reader Collection Volume 5: Shitakiri Suzume

Perfect for beginning and upper beginning students of Japanese. This affordable Japanese reader will help you build your Japanese vocabulary, reading skills, and listening comprehension.

Get FREE MP3s of the stories read by a native Japanese speaker. Listen while reading. The link to the MP3s is found on the last page.
Shitakiri Suzume follows a common theme in Japanese fairy tales: a childless old couple raising a son or daughter. But instead of a human, the story revolves around a sparrow, the loving pet of the old man. Also common with other tales, there is a moral to the story. Don't be greedy!

The second story, Kobutori Jiisan, teaches that a happy disposition often leads to happy conclusions.
While beginners to Japanese can get a lot from this, hiragana knowledge is required.

Finally, we invite the reader to contact us with questions or requests for future Japanese readers. You will find our personal email addresses in the book. To your Japanese!

Please note: you will receive a zip file which must be opened with a PC or Mac. Later, you can send the files to your phone or tablet.


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Fantastic

These are a really great resource. A varied collection, and I really appreciate the audio at two different speeds! The running gloss is very nicely put together and immensely useful, as well.

Great for listening!

I really really enjoy listening and reading these stories. I am learning words and kanji easier now that I have something fun and interesting to read! Also my listening comprehension has gone up!

Japanese history reader vol. 1-3 bundle

Better than I expected. +++++++

Excellent, Fun Way to Learn Japanese

Entertaining and great for those of us in the not-so-advanced stages of learning Japanese. I found having the audio read at normal and slow speed very helpful. I could listen on slow and catch things I wasn't as familiar with for further study and then on normal to check my comprehension after studying.

Thank you! I'm glad to hear the two speeds for the audio helps. If you have any questions or suggestions for improvement, please let me know.
Love them!!

I absolutely LOVE them! They are super easy to follow, interesting and best of all- they work! My understanding has jumped several levels since I started using them! Definitely recommend!!

That's wonderful to hear. We have more coming soon. Of course, you'll get that as a free update.