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Reading Japanese: Intermediate (JPNS 2000)

For Beginners - How to Read for Comprehension (not vocabulary)


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  1. Read easy books first so you won't get frustrated. Check out the list of books below to get started.
  2. Don't worry about memorizing kanji, these books include furigana (ふりがな) with all kanji so you can pronounce them.
  3. Do NOT use a dictionary.
    Why not? Because you will lose your "flow" while reading. Your goal is to comprehending the text as a whole, not stopping everytime you encounter a new word.
  4. Skip words and even sentences you don't understand. You'll still read them, but it's okay if you aren't sure what they mean.

Books - With a lot more Grammar under your belt, try the Level 2 series.

Level Betsu (れベル別) series - Level 0
Norlin Library >> Asian Studies Stacks >> Mezzanine Level (floor 1.5)
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Books - Into your second year, your grammar and vocabulary will be sophisticated enough for level 3.

Level Betsu (れベル別) series - Level 1
Norlin Library >> Asian Studies Stacks >> Mezzanine Level (floor 1.5)
Information coming soon!