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Lesson 2-6: ジャックと豆の木 / Jack and the Beanstalk

Japanese Graded Readers: Fairy Tales and Short Stories with Read-aloud Method

Lesson 2-6: ジャックとまめ / Jack and the Beanstalk

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English Translation

When Jack was going down the beanstalk, his house came into sight. Jack said with a loud voice, “Mom, bring a sword. Cut down this beanstalk.” His mother cut down the beanstalk with the sword. Then, the beanstalk made a big sound and fell down. The giant fell out of the beanstalk and died. Jack also fell out of the beanstalk and got injured. His mother said, “Jack, stop taking people’s things. Even if you lived on someone’s money, we cannot become happy.” Jack apologized to the dead giant. Then, Jack started working seriously.


Words Types Meanings
りる ru-verb to descend, to go down, to come down
ぶん Pronoun myself, yourself, oneself
こえ noun voice 
かたな noun  (single-edged) sword
おとてる set phrase  to make a sound 
たおれる ru-verb to fall, to collapse, to drop
ちる ru-verb to fall down, to drop 
 怪我けが noun, suru verb injury, hurt 
  u-verb to die, to pass away


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