Reading is my life, i love it, and I couldn’t live a single day without reading something. This can be a book, a forum, articles on websites, other blogs, some learning resources and other things. Today I will introduce you to material that I am reading in Japanese.
English Japanese The Student Dictionary of European Modern History
This book is full of short articles about European history. This is great! You can open up any page, look at the headline, and start to read whatever you find interesting. Here is a sample article from the book.
Ypres, Battle of(1914, 1915, 1917) イーペルの戦い
第1次世界大戦 （World War I） 中、ベルギーの都市イーペルにおけるドイツ軍とフランス軍との会戦。1915年4月～5月の会戦では毒ガスが使用された。イーペルはドイツと連合軍とのたび重なる激戦地となった。17年の第3次会戦はパッセンダーリの戦い（Passchendaele, Battle of）と呼ばれる。
Ypres, Battle of(1914, 1915, 1917) Battle of Ypres
During World War I, the German armed forces and the French military engaged in a battle in a Belgian city called Ypres. Between April and May 1915 poisonous gas was used in the battle. Ypres became a repeated site of bloody battles between the Allied Forces and Germany. The third battle in 1917 was called Battle of Passchendaele.
The translation is my own work, and any errors are my own, not the authors of the book. The book doesn’t contain translations. Other books in the English Japanese Student Dictionary series are covering Mathematics, Biology, American History and Physics. All of them are great in giving you a chance to learn something new, reinforce vocabulary you already learned, as well as learning in general. So if you have money to spare you should get the books.