よつばと!Vol 1 Discussion Thread (Beginner's Book Club)

No matter what you start with, it’s going to be difficult. It gets easier over time as you get used to seeing the same common grammar and vocabulary over and over. Unfortunately, it takes reading to get good at reading.

Yotsuba gets recommended often for beginners, but there are a lot of things that make it not the best choice. It’s not bad to start off with, but you have to expect to be learning a lot more, which this thread helps out a lot with.

If you want to want to hold off on reading a little until you get a bit more grammar and vocabulary in, I recommend checking out the next two books coming up in the Absolute Beginner Book Club, Ruri Dragon starting sometime in February, and then Ookami-chan probably about three months later.

If you want to go forward with Yotsuba (not a bad decision if you’re up for it), I have a list of volume one’s vocabulary sorted by frequency, useful to target learning certain words.

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