Learn Japanese with Stories Volume 19: Kicchomu's Horse [Paperback]
112 Pages | Includes Digital Files (Sound files and Anki deck) | 5.5 x 8.5 inch Paperback
This is a physical paperback which will be shipped to you. You'll also receive the digital files immediately after ordering.
The Kicchomu stories are part of a genre called 頓智話(とんちばなし), or "quick wit stories." He can be a trickster or he can use his wisdom to get out of difficult situations. Often, the village headman or some rich but somewhat arrogant fellow thinks Kicchomu is a fool and tries to trick him and Kicchomu uses his ready wit to turn the tables.
In the first tale in this volume, Kicchomu's attempt to heed sage advice during a village crisis yields unexpected and comical results. In the other adventure, his cunning ruse involving a seemingly magical horse leaves the wealthy headman utterly speechless.
- 112 Pages
- For Upper Beginners to Intermediates
- Sound file recordings of story both slow and normal speed for both stories
- Anki deck with all the vocabulary in the stories
FREE PDF and MP3s of the stories read by a native Japanese speaker–download link found on the last page. Listen while reading to develop listening comprehension, reading skills, and building vocabulary.
WHAT YOU GET:
All vocabulary is defined in English under each paragraph
The full story just in Japanese is also provided so you can practice reading without interruption
An English translation is provided (but we encourage you to try the Japanese first)
Extensive grammar notes for both stories
- Free Anki flashcard deck for the vocabulary
Best of all, download FREE MP3s of the story read by a native Japanese speech actress. (Link will be emailed to you after ordering - check your spam folder if you don't see it)