The Makioka Sisters: A Bilingual Excerpt for Reading Practice (Reajer Selections: Bilingual Japanese Reading Practice Book 3)
The Makioka Sisters: A Bilingual Excerpt for Reading Practice (Reajer Selections: Bilingual Japanese Reading Practice Book 3) Features
Practice your Japanese reading with this short bilingual selection from The Makioka Sisters,
the famous novel by Tanizaki Junichiro (谷崎潤一郎). The original title is Light Snow (細雪, sasame yuki), which resonates with the name of one of the main characters, Yukiko.
The selection contains the novel's atmospheric opening paragraphs, in which three of the sisters are getting ready to leave the house. The text begins with a long, winding sentence that would be quite disorientating to read unaided - but thanks to the help provided by this ebook, even this advanced selection becomes completely accessible to any learner.
This guided reader features:
(1) An introduction with information and tips for effective study with the ebook.
(2) The original Japanese selection text, broken down into individual sentences.
(3) Readings in hiragana for all the kanji characters.
(4) An accurate sentence-by-sentence English translation.
(5) Detailed language notes explaining difficult grammar and vocabulary.
Check out the book's Look Inside preview to see how all this works in practice. A free full-featured PDF sample is available on the Reajer website.
This ebook contains both English and Japanese. Please make sure you read it on a device that is capable of displaying Japanese correctly. If you have an older device, please use Kindle's desktop or smartphone applications instead.
About the series:
Reajer Selections ebooks teach you to read Japanese using bilingual texts made from 100% authentic, non-simplified Japanese literature. Each Reajer Selections ebook is a standalone text and can be read and studied independently from the complete text or the rest of the series.
These ebooks, including all the translations and notes, are created by Dan Bornstein, a professional translator, editor, and language entrepreneur who lived four years in Kyoto and now manages several online projects for the instruction of Japanese.Read More