Web sites to start reading


#1

Hi, are there any japanese web sites to start reading?
I tried NHK easy but furigana ruins the process.
I would like something easy, but without furigana, if I come up with words/kanji I dont’t know (there will be LOTS of them since I am only Level 11), I can copy and paste them on Jisho or other resources.

Thanks a lot :slight_smile:


#2

I think there’s a browser extension to remove furigana from NHK Easy IIRC.


#3

That is nice!


#4

TangoRisto is a companion app to NHK News Easy which I believe lets you toggle the furigana on or off (it also gives you on-click lookup and the ability to study words).

You could also try something like Satori Reader - it is a paid service but a reasonable number of their articles are available to read for free, and they also let you toggle furigana.

If you check ‘free online resources’ in this post you should find a few more ideas too - oh, ‘online readers’ might also be helpful to you.


#5

Thank you so much!


#6

http://hukumusume.com/douwa/index.html

Intended for kids. Has literally thousands of short stories to read, and no furigana. Plus, many come with audio recordings, so you can practice listening.


#7

And pulled by TangoRisto, or so I’ve been led to believe :wink: not sure whether you can access the audio recordings via TR though.


#8

NHK have actually built it into their site now, can toggle off furigana and color coding.


#9

Manabi Reader is also another option for reading stuff. Has blogs, news sites, etc.


#10

NHK Easy has an option to turn off furigana. Click the big blue button 漢字の読み方を消す. It is right beside the audio button.


#11

Colour coding? Like, nouns and verbs are different colours, or something?


#12

The default for their news articles is to have furigana on, and then proper nouns like names, places, companies are in different colors.

Makes it a little easier when you’re like “What the hell is that kanji combination… ohh that’s a name”