Hole in the Wall

Friendship comes in many shapes and sizes.

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The narrator explains his living arrangements.
Notes: This episode contains great vocabulary and notes, such as the way to speak of your stomach growling, an adverb that refers to "careful/quiet/gentle" action, and a note about a use of mo to indicate an amount that the speaker finds noteworthy.
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Standard Unread 3.0(253 votes)
The narrator's family experiences growing pains.
Notes: This episode contains lots of great vocabulary, such as words that mean "literally" and "at the risk of one's life," as well as a note about the style of narration in this story.
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Standard Unread 3.1(93 votes)
Pro
The narrator explains more about his current home.
Notes: This episode contains excellent vocabulary and cultural notes related to traditional Japanese homes.
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Standard Unread 3.0(37 votes)
Pro
The home of the narrator is situated near a convenient source of food.
Notes: This episode contains wonderful vocabulary, such as the word for "to come to light (of secrets, etc)," plus several cultural notes.
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 3.1(31 votes)
Pro
With some encouragement from her mother, Kumiko performs a morning routine.
Notes: This episode contains vocabulary useful in a traditional Japanese home, such as "incense sticks," as well as notes on the verb gaman suru and a special use of nani wo.
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 3.0(26 votes)
Pro
The narrator describes a part of Kumiko's morning routine and the impact it has on his family.
Notes: This episode contains more vocabulary for items found in a traditional Japanese home, a review of a word that indicates the speaker is imagining what happens in another place or time, and a step-by-step breakdown of a potentially tricky sentence.
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Standard Unread 2.9(15 votes)
Pro
With the coast clear, the narrator checks out the day's spoils and gets an exciting surprise.
Notes: This episode contains lots of good food-related vocabulary, plus several extended notes, such as one on a variation of the "it's no good if " pattern.
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 3.0(12 votes)