I’m trying a new all of the above study plan and going back through my Genki Book. Currently planning Chapter 1’s review regimen and was wondering if anyone knew where to find any short stories on the level of Chapter One (です、の、か). Thank you!
Short stories as in actual stories? I don’t see how there could possibly be a story that only uses です, の, and か. You can certainly find additional example sentences from other grammar resources, but probably not stories (no matter how short).
Did you check the content list of Genki ? After grammar chapters there are kanji and reading chapters. You might find them useful.
Hey! So I’ve been working on a web app that will provide content like this… but I haven’t finished it yet . I’ll definitely post once I do!
Cool! Let me know once you do! I’d be really interested to see it!
I do not know of any…
So I will make one myself \o/
Is this your pen?
No, that’s Jon-san’s pen
I see. Well, now it’s my pen
Character Development: Off the charts
That plot twist though! The audience can really relate to B-san with the surprise reveal that A-san keeps the pen. I can’t wait for a sequel!
I might suggest changing ジョンさん to やましたせんせい to make it even more familiar to Genki readers.
Actually, I really just want to see that smug 先生 get knocked down a peg!
You want something to happen to 山下先生 you say?
Is clearly having too much fun with this
DISCLAIMER: Obviously I’m not an expert so there may be grammar errors! (Hopefully not tho lol)
Um… I don’t think that’s a good idea. It’s John-san’s pen, so I think you should ask him first
You think so? Then… John-san!
A could not find John-san
Mr. Yamashita, where is John-san?
Mr. Yamashita is crying
Huh, Mr. Yamashita? Are you ok?
I’m not ok! The truth is… John-san stole my pen!
Mr. Yamashita continued to cry
Really? So, this pen is… your pen?
What??? A-san has my pen???
Mr. Yamashita tried to grab the pen
A-san threw Mr. Yamashita’s pen into the rubbish bin
To be continued
I promise I’ll stop now
I don’t have the textbook any more so I can’t look at the exact level of writing in chapter 1 but if you’re looking for very simplistic Japanese I’d recommend checking out graded readers. The レベル別日本語多読ライブラリー series is excellently written and the illustrations are great. You can probably find them on Amazon fairly easy if you just search for ‘Japanese graded readers’ or something similar. I’ve also got a few volumes of the 日本語多読ブックス series and they’re good too (not sure whether these are widely available outside of Japan or not though).
At first glance 投 looked like 殺 and I was like
Hello, it’s me again, your editor!
I believe Xを聞く means “listen to X”
“Ask John” would be ジョンに聞く
Since 見つける is passive/potential (られる) here, を changes to が (although I’ve heard something about a new thing where people don’t do that sometimes)
これ + の = この
I’ll edit it in a sec so people don’t copy my mistakes!
（Also, I’m still out of likes but I promise I read your message @Tombow さん )
If you’re out of likes, that definitely means you’ve been POLLing instead of reading.
slowly taps ruler into palm
Ye know too much.
Wholgist you’re the bestest
Thank you lol I’m glad I could amuse you~
(I am still out of likes ;A; )
If you go read I’ll share some of mine with you.
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE READERS. I’m working my way through Level 0 right now and plan to buy all the rest over time. Great suggestion!