Nihongo Tadoku Books Vol. 4

Product Description

As you gradually improve your Japanese, reading becomes easier and easier. But you will soon notice that as an intermediate student, there is a limit to what you can and cannot read. Many kinds of texts are still too hard. That's where graded readers come in: Nihongo Tadoku Books Vol. 4 is aimed at intermediate students at around the N3 level and gives you a sense of achievement for being able to read a book in Japanese without too much trouble. The 5 stories in vol. 4 are mostly about Japanese history, but there is also one story about popular culture (theater). The level of the stories is level 4, which covers the grammar expressions explained down below.

Nihongo Tadoku Books Vol. 4 levels explained:

Level JLPT Mainly used grammar
0 N5 present tense, past tense, interrogative words, ~たい-form, です and ます-form
1 N5 present tense, past tense, interrogative words, ~たい-form, です and ます-form
2 N4 dictionary form, て-form,ない-form, past tense, attributive, ~と (conditional), ~から (reason), ~のだ
3 N3

potential form, imperative, passive, volitional, ~とき, から, たら・ば・なら, ~そう, ~よう, compound verbs

4 N3

causative, causative passiv, ~そう, ~らしい, ~はず, ~もの, ~ようにする・なる, ことにする・なる

5 N2 function words, compound words, idioms, honorifics, ~につれて, ~わけにはいかない, ~切り開く・召し上がる, 伺う

Stories in this book:

  • Rakugo - "Fire in the Stable" and "The Furoshiki Bundle"
  • Queen Himiko
  • Hiroshima and Miyajima
  • The Great Buddha of Nara
  • Tales of Ochikubo

Additional information:

  • Pages: 129
  • Contains furigana
ISBN/UPC: 9784469222524
VENDOR: Taishukan
US$35.90