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How to start reading as a beginner?

January 09, 2023 — Tatsumoto

Start watching movies, TV shows and anime with Japanese subtitles. Read the subtitles and try to understand them. Reading alongside audio is easy compared to raw reading practice, so that's a good way to start, and that's how I started too. The audio should guide you as you read.

Then try manga and eventually novels. Use a popup dictionary (like Rikaitan) to look up unknown words.

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