New Mini-Stories Courses

Administrator
zoran rs Serbia

List of all Mini Stories available for now:

ENGLISH https://www.lingq.com/learn/en/web/course/271393

GREEK https://www.lingq.com/learn/el/web/course/270132

RUSSIAN https://www.lingq.com/learn/ru/web/course/273839

ARABIC - STANDARD https://www.lingq.com/learn/ar/web/course/274299

ARABIC - LEVANTINE https://www.lingq.com/learn/ar/web/course/395178

SWEDISH https://www.lingq.com/learn/sv/web/course/273842

GERMAN https://www.lingq.com/learn/de/web/course/276522

ITALIAN https://www.lingq.com/learn/it/web/course/276534

EURO SPANISH https://www.lingq.com/learn/es/web/course/276527

LATINO SPANISH https://www.lingq.com/learn/es/web/course/321309

KOREAN https://www.lingq.com/learn/ko/web/course/275151

FRENCH https://www.lingq.com/learn/fr/web/course/288547

ESPERANTO https://www.lingq.com/learn/eo/web/course/288564

DUTCH https://www.lingq.com/learn/nl/web/course/289014

CHINESE https://www.lingq.com/learn/zh/web/course/289023

TURKISH https://www.lingq.com/learn/tr/web/course/292067

POLISH level 1 https://www.lingq.com/learn/pl/web/course/289027

POLISH level 2 https://www.lingq.com/learn/pl/web/course/360443

POLISH level 3 https://www.lingq.com/learn/pl/web/course/360558

SLOVAK level 1 https://www.lingq.com/learn/sk/web/course/289747

SLOVAK level 2 https://www.lingq.com/learn/sk/web/course/289753

SLOVAK level 3 https://www.lingq.com/learn/sk/web/course/289757

HEBREW level 1 https://www.lingq.com/learn/he/web/course/292057

HEBREW level 2 https://www.lingq.com/learn/he/web/course/295222

PORTUGUESE level 1 https://www.lingq.com/learn/pt/web/course/294576

PORTUGUESE level 2 https://www.lingq.com/learn/pt/web/course/341891

PORTUGUESE level 3 https://www.lingq.com/learn/pt/web/course/342182

DANISH level 1 https://www.lingq.com/learn/da/web/course/296768

UKRAINIAN level 1 https://www.lingq.com/learn/uk/web/course/301682

UKRAINIAN level 2 https://www.lingq.com/learn/uk/web/course/301691

UKRAINIAN level 3 https://www.lingq.com/learn/uk/web/course/302687

ROMANIAN level 1 https://www.lingq.com/learn/ro/web/course/304017

ROMANIAN level 2 https://www.lingq.com/learn/ro/web/course/304019

ROMANIAN level 3 https://www.lingq.com/learn/ro/web/course/304023

CZECH level 1 https://www.lingq.com/learn/cs/web/course/321626

CZECH level 2 https://www.lingq.com/learn/cs/web/course/321985

CZECH level 3 https://www.lingq.com/learn/cs/web/course/325525

BELARUSIAN level 1 https://www.lingq.com/learn/be/web/course/338396

BELARUSIAN level 2 https://www.lingq.com/learn/be/web/course/339872

BELARUSIAN level 3 https://www.lingq.com/learn/be/web/course/355922

FARSI level 1 https://www.lingq.com/learn/fa/web/course/365564

FARSI level 2 https://www.lingq.com/learn/fa/web/course/365604

FARSI level 3 https://www.lingq.com/learn/fa/web/course/365616

Last Update - September 23th, 2018.

April 2017
  • Estela se Sweden

    The Swedish stories are great. The reader has a nice voice!

    April 2017
  • Moderator
    Ress de Germany

    When will other files be added? The Russian stories 6-10 have been sent 11 days ago.

    April 2017
    • Administrator
      steve ca Canada

      Please be patient. Zoran has many other tasks and is coordinating this project with over 40 volunteers for 20 or so languages.

      April 2017
  • Administrator
    zoran rs Serbia

    Arabic level 1: https://www.lingq.com/learn/ar/web/#/course/274299

    More stories added into the Russian level 1: https://www.lingq.com/learn/ru/web/#/course/273839

    At this moment more than 60 volunteers are working on translations/audio recordings for 30 languages (including some really interesting like Tatar, Urdu or Malayalam)!

    April 2017
    • TamL ca Canada

      I'm guessing fromthe fact that google is returning intelligeble hints that the Arabic is Modern Standard Arabic? Perhaps that should be included in the description as the lingq library does include some Egyptian dialect.

      April 2017
      • Administrator
        zoran rs Serbia

        Yes,that's Standard Arabic, but we do plan to translate stories into Egyptian Arabic too. If anyone can help us with that, please contact me on zoran(at)lingq.com

        April 2017
        • thomas_dc dk Denmark

          I'm trying very hard to find people to translate them into Algerian Arabic. I'd really really like that. I've got three people on hold at the moment.

          April 2017
          • Administrator
            steve ca Canada

            We will accommodate as many forms of Arabic as we get translated and recorded.

            April 2017
  • Administrator
    zoran rs Serbia

    We are moving forward!

    German level 1: https://www.lingq.com/learn/de/web/#/course/276522

    European Spanish level 1: https://www.lingq.com/learn/es/web/#/course/276527

    Italian level 1: https://www.lingq.com/learn/it/web/#/course/276534

    English level 2, more lessons added: https://www.lingq.com/learn/en/web/#/course/271393

    More stories tomorrow!

    May 2017
    • NOLONGERHERE gr Greece

      Just a remark for the users of the German stories: they are spoken with a clear Austrian accent. Not a big deal but one should know about this.

      May 2017
      • Estela se Sweden

        Yes, they sound like Christoph Waltz!

        May 2017
        • Yannick at Austria

          I'll take that as a compliment :-) I'm the one who made those recordings.

          boromir, you're right, but for all of you learning German, just let me reassure you that those recordings are still spoken in standard German - just with an Austrian accent. Don't worry, there's no dialectical phrases in them.

          I hope you'll enjoy them!

          May 2017
          • Administrator
            steve ca Canada

            I personally find that as a beginner I'm not very sensitive to different accents. It is only much later when I decide that I want to imitate a particular action that it matters to me. However I know many other people are very particular about the accents they want to listen to. I see no reason why we wouldn't put up several different versions with different regional accents , not only in German but in all languages. this is a long-term project that will evolve over time. Thank you Yannick for participating.

            May 2017
      • Administrator
        steve ca Canada

        Thanks we will identify this. By the time we are done there should be a variety of accents.

        May 2017
      • KatysLanguages fr France

        I was wondering where was the speaker from. It's nice to know it and he actually reminds me of my German teacher who was from Austria.

        October 2017
    • Administrator
      steve ca Canada

      These are awesome. Congratulations and a big thank you to all contributors. The way to use these lessons is to listen to them and read them many times. You don't have to stay on one till you master it. You move on to new stories to maintain novelty but you come back to the earlier ones. When you read you save words and phrases that will dictate what you review in the activities. When you reread them you should move some words to known, and make some phrases known and save some other phrases for review. When you listen over and over, you can't stay focused all the time. However, you notice different words and phrases each time. The things that you notice, and then perhaps forget, and then notice again, will gradually become part of your language habits in the new language. You will find that after a while you want to wander out and explore other content, more difficult, more interesting content, and then return to these stories to reinforce the basic patterns of the language. Good luck.

      May 2017
      • Administrator
        steve ca Canada

        Available right now to various levels. More to come. Search library for "mini" and they should come up.

        English, Greek, German, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Arabic, Russian, Swedish

        May 2017
  • Administrator
    zoran rs Serbia

    10 more stories added into Russian level 1: https://www.lingq.com/learn/ru/web/course/273839

    More stories and courses for several languages coming tomorrow (Hebrew, Korean etc...) Also, Slovak will soon be added into list of Beta Languages with 50 Mini Stories.

    June 2017
  • Administrator
    zoran rs Serbia
    July 2017
    • OzzyHellBack us United States

      I saw it on the lingq kindle app and immediately went to check out the new lessons. They are very wonderful lessons. There aren't a lot of audio for Slovak, so this will help tremendously in learning Slovak. I've recently started Colloquial Slovak. I can't take book with to work, but I do have my small kindle tablet and kindle phone that fit into my pockets. I must thank everyone who made Slovak possible onto the Lingq website.

      July 2017
    • Ruslanko cy Cyprus

      Zoran, thank you and the LingQ team!

      July 2017
  • Administrator
    zoran rs Serbia
    July 2017
    • MatDeris my Malaysia

      Hi Zoran.

      I have translated whole Who she ie ( The 26 parts ) into Malay, and voice recorded them ( Done by a native Malay speaker ). They are ready now to be added to the website. Should I send them to you? And at which Email please? Thank you.

      August 2017
  • TamL ca Canada

    Is Arabic level 2 still on its way or am I just not able to find it?

    September 2017
  • PaulRB gb United Kingdom

    Hi Zoran,

    I saw your note about German mini stories 30 to 35 but searching produces too many results can you give me a link also 11 to 20 which I must have missed

    Thanks

    Paul

    October 2017
  • gregf fr France

    Would it be possible for you to edit the first post of this thread and put links to all the different mini story projects found throughout this thread? That would be very useful and would let us have a better overview of what has been produced and what is available here in each language.

    Thanks again for all your hard work on the project, Zoran and company!

    December 11 at 13:48
    • Ginkgo58 au Australia

      Or even give us a link at the top of this thread to each of the series of mini stories in Each language. In particular for me: is Chinese in the process of getting past the first ten stories?

      December 12 at 02:26
      • Administrator
        zoran rs Serbia

        @Ginkgo58 I've just uploaded Chinese Mini Stories 11-25. 10 more stories coming soon!

        December 27 at 23:36
    • Administrator
      zoran rs Serbia

      @gregf That's good suggestion, thanks! I'll edit the first post and include all Mini Stories in all languages there. Lot of new Mini Stories added lately!

      December 27 at 23:35
      • gregf fr France

        Thank you zoran, the list is very helpful!

        January 02 at 13:31
  • Ginkgo58 au Australia

    Thanks for updating here, Zoran!! Most helpful!

    December 28 at 03:10
  • Administrator
    zoran rs Serbia

    Arabic stories 11-30 and Chinese stories 26-35 are now up (links at the top post). 10 more Chinese stories soon.

    December 29 at 14:43
  • swalladge au Australia

    I'm curious: you mention volunteers are translating these. What license are the mini stories and translations released under? Thanks.

    January 02 at 12:55
    • Administrator
      zoran rs Serbia

      Some stories are translated/recorded by volunteers, but for some we use paid professionals (Italian, Arabic, Spanish etc...).

      Most of English stories were created by professional writer we hired, and some of them created Steve himself. The form of these stories is based on the storytelling technique that Steve discovered at Realpolish.

      January 02 at 13:06
      • Administrator
        steve ca Canada

        Essentially there is no licence. Perhaps we should put them under some kind of "collective commons" licence.

        January 03 at 00:32
        • swalladge au Australia

          Ok thanks. :)

          January 03 at 00:52
  • hector_canarias es Spain

    The Italian stories are great but compared with Spanish I have noticed the Spanish lessons have some explanations which are not available in Italian! Thank you very much!

    January 02 at 14:36
    • Administrator
      steve ca Canada

      In time we hope to introduce grammar explanations for all of these stories.If anyone wants to help out, please let me know.

      January 03 at 00:31
  • Administrator
    zoran rs Serbia

    All 60 Mini Stories in Czech are now complete and up on the site. Enjoy, Czech learners!

    Level 1: https://www.lingq.com/learn/cs/web/course/321626

    Level 2: https://www.lingq.com/learn/cs/web/course/321985

    Level 3: https://www.lingq.com/learn/cs/web/course/325525

    January 13 at 01:14
    • Administrator
      steve ca Canada

      The quality of the Czech stories, the narration, the sound, all are excellent. Thank you. Thank you. Can't wait to refresh my Czech and use these to get at some issues of grammar, and very common vocabulary that always give me trouble. And now back to Arabic, a lot tougher sledding!!

      January 13 at 04:57
    • PaulRB gb United Kingdom

      Hi Zoran, any more German short stories imminent?

      January 14 at 11:59
      • Administrator
        zoran rs Serbia

        Hi Paul, 10 more German stories will be up today (stories 36-45).

        January 14 at 15:15
        • PaulRB gb United Kingdom

          Excellent, thanks Zoran

          January 14 at 16:31
          • Administrator
            zoran rs Serbia

            Just added 10 German stories. 5 to level 2 and 5 to level 3.

            January 14 at 23:58
            • PaulRB gb United Kingdom

              Thanks Zoran

              January 15 at 07:20
  • Cam007 au Australia

    Just wondering, are levels 2 and 3 for Korean coming, or will it only be level 1 for now?

    January 30 at 23:05
    • Administrator
      zoran rs Serbia

      Lot more Korean Mini Stories coming really soon! We will have all 3 levels available.

      January 30 at 23:19
      • Cam007 au Australia

        Awesome news. Thank you! The mini stories are amazing.

        January 31 at 07:14
  • david7777 sg Singapore

    very good

    January 31 at 08:16
  • Virat gb United Kingdom

    Hi, when can we expect new stories for the French language?

    February 01 at 08:48
    • KatysLanguages fr France

      I'm on it. Thank you for reminding be :-)

      February 02 at 20:40
      • Administrator
        zoran rs Serbia

        Hopefuly soon! As Katy said, she is currently working on stories 21-25 and as soon as she is done, I will add level 2. I'll do my best to find someone else to help us complete all 60 French stories soon.

        February 02 at 23:06
        • Virat gb United Kingdom

          Thank you, both of you for your efforts, and any one else involved.

          February 03 at 09:56
  • Sarka1 cz Czech Republic

    And when we can expect more Polish stories?

    February 01 at 16:23
    • Administrator
      zoran rs Serbia

      I am currently looking for someone to do all 60 Polish stories for us. I hope that we will have Polish completely done within next month or so.

      February 02 at 23:07
      • Ruslanko cy Cyprus

        Looking forward to more Polish stories. Thanks a mil to all involved!

        February 03 at 12:26
      • Sarka1 cz Czech Republic

        Thank you.Looking forward.

        February 03 at 13:17
  • fhaubert br Brazil

    Thank you all for the effort, specially Zoran for coordinating the project. These mini stories are great! And it is really helpful to compare them between languages.

    February 03 at 00:36
    • evgueny40 ru Russian Federation

      Yes, I was a bit sceptical in the beginning of the project, but the possibility to compare the mini-stories between different languages is great and very helpful.

      Thanks a lot, Zoran and Steve!

      February 03 at 05:28
  • brandyirving se Sweden

    When will there be more Swedish stories? :) they are really enjoyable.

    February 17 at 11:06
    • Administrator
      zoran rs Serbia

      Not sure at the moment, but I'll try to get more stories and all of them done asap! :)

      February 18 at 04:49
  • Administrator
    zoran rs Serbia

    Hi guys,

    if some of you can, or if you know anyone who can help us translate/record more stories into Portuguese (both Brazilian and European) that would be awesome. Just contact me at zoran(at)lingq.com and I will assign stories.

    I am doing some reorganization, contacting lot of people for all languages that still needs to be done and I expect to have lot more stories uploaded on the site in near future.

    This week more of Chinese, Korean, Turkish and German. Also, one new language will be added to Beta soon!

    February 21 at 11:29
  • omarior fr France

    Hello Zoran, I was wondering if you have any news about the chinese ministories, whether or not they are going to finish the level 2 and level 3? I find them to be really useful for a beginner like me. And I wish to listen to more samples of ministories. Thank you for answering if you have any information about it.

    I noticed there is only level 1 in the French ministories, I can try to translate some of them if you would like to (I can't assure a good sound quality though).

    February 25 at 11:57
    • Administrator
      zoran rs Serbia

      Hello @omarior!

      Chinese Mini Stories level 3 are now up: https://www.lingq.com/learn/zh/web/course/336615 (10 stories).

      One of our best volunteers is working on last 15 Chinese stories (36-40 and 51-60) and they should be done within next 15 days, which will complete all 60 Chinese stories.

      If you can help us with French, that would be great! Please contact me on zoran(at)lingq.com and I will assign you 5 or 10 stories. If you can record them too, that would be awesome!

      February 27 at 08:42
      • omarior fr France

        Excellent!

        February 27 at 11:24
  • Administrator
    zoran rs Serbia

    Turkish and Portuguese are now available in all 3 levels. Belarusian level 1 and 2 are up on the site too.

    Next in line are all 3 levels in Polish.

    Korean, German and French should also be completed soon.

    March 23 at 00:51
    • Cam007 au Australia

      Really looking forward to the Korean stories.

      March 23 at 03:44
    • dyplomat ua Ukraine

      Aren't all of them based on "100 Daily Polish Stories"? Why do you have to record Polish once again?

      March 24 at 13:52
      • Administrator
        steve ca Canada

        The mini-stories concept is based on Piotr's 100 Polish stories, who got the idea from AJ Hoge's Effortless English, who got the idea from Blaine Ray of TPRS, who might have got the idea from someone else. Our stories are original in content, and we want them to be mirrored in all available languages. They are not the same as the 100 Polish stories, which by the way are excellent. Piotr even let us use some in our library. If you are learning Polish I suggest you visit RealPolish.pl.

        March 24 at 16:17
  • helirich ua Ukraine

    Firstly, thank you for the list and the mini stories themselves! And I'm sorry, if it's a wrong place to write this, but it seems that I've found a couple of typos in the questions of the first French stories: in the 1st, 4th question: "et midie", not "et midi" and in the 2nd story, 8th question: "reste" instead of "rester".

    March 25 at 22:21
  • Administrator
    zoran rs Serbia

    All 3 levels in Polish are now up! Perfect quality audio, hope you guys will enjoy it.

    Later today more of Chinese and German.

    May 30 at 13:45
    • cholinguist us United States

      Thanks for posting these stories, Zoran. The audio quality is amazing. However, I just noticed two spelling errors in Story 21. Spawdził instead of sprawdził and nowey instead of nowy. Should I correct any spelling errors I see in the 'Edit' menu? Nevertheless, the audio is correct.

      May 30 at 15:05
      • Administrator
        steve ca Canada

        The audio quality of the new Polish stories is wonderful. I have already gone through a lot of them to correct run on words and typos. I am sure there are more. I would ask anyone noticing these errors to correct them or bring them our notice. This does not detract that much from the enjoyment of the series and we should have the problem under control soon. I am going to go in and look for more errors in an hour or so.

        May 30 at 15:47
    • kuromiasaki ua Ukraine

      Hey Zoran, I know you have answered it some time ago allready, but any updates about the japanese stories?

      May 30 at 16:40
      • Administrator
        zoran rs Serbia

        We have a few volunteers working on Japanese, but if they don't deliver stories soon, we are probably going to hire someone and get them done. As soon as stories are ready I'll post them here as usual.

        May 30 at 20:36
        • isaortruiz co Colombia

          Thanks for the answer! Hope you can get the japanese stories done soon

          June 27 at 01:53
    • LisaS2 us United States

      i am trying to find the stories in German. I can find 1-10, 31-40 and 41-45. Are 11-30 hiding somewhere? Is there a timline for 46-end ?

      So far they are amazing, but from 10 to 31 is a pretty big jump.

      August 20 at 22:08
  • daoquang6888 vn Viet Nam

    those mini-stories are great, but I wonder why you guys don't have mini-stories in japanese..so sad!

    June 07 at 08:47
    • Swedishfinngermanophile fi Finland

      I think the reason is that Zoran (who runs the project) lost contact with the Japanese volunteers. If I remember correctly he has said that at some point all mini stories will be translated and recorded if not by volunteers then my professionals.

      June 07 at 08:57
  • Administrator
    zoran rs Serbia

    Good news! Farsi is now available at LingQ!

    Farsi Mini Stories are available in all 3 level (links added to first post). Hope you guys will enjoy it!

    June 17 at 22:34
    • Miznia us United States

      It looks good but is there a right-to-left switch that needs to be flipped for Farsi?

      June 17 at 22:51
      • Administrator
        zoran rs Serbia

        Ooops! Looks like I announced it a bit to early! :) WIll be all good tomorrow!

        June 17 at 23:38
    • gregf fr France

      Great news, thanks Zoran!

      Quick question: is it possible that the Farsi reader is (also) a native English speaker? I feel like I'm hearing a slight British accent when listening to the stories (the aspirated final "t"'s for example). Nothing bad, I'm just curious.

      In any case, thanks for this, I'm looking forward to working through them!

      June 18 at 01:06
      • Administrator
        zoran rs Serbia

        No problem! I hope to we will be able to add more languages in the near future.

        Farsi stories 1-15 were done by volunteer, while we used professional for stories 16-50 (she is also working on stories 51-60). However, both of them are native Farsi speakers. In which stories you think that accent is strange?

        June 18 at 21:53
  • tmac100 qa Qatar

    The Turkish mini stories look GREAT! I won't try the Portuguese ones because they are in the Brazilian Portuguese version which is unfortunately not spoken in Coimbra, etc. I will be retiring to Portugal. Please advise if/when the European version is developed. Obrigado.

    July 06 at 06:45
  • Ruslanko cy Cyprus

    Great work!

    Are you planning to add Slovenianto LingQ? Any chance to see Slovenian stories?

    July 26 at 10:14
    • Administrator
      zoran rs Serbia

      Why not? If we find volunteers to translate and record the stories into Slovenian, we will gladly add it as supported language.

      July 26 at 22:10
  • fhaubert br Brazil

    Any chance of all 3 levels of French stories being completed soon? Thanks

    August 07 at 12:29
    • Administrator
      zoran rs Serbia

      Yes, I believe I will upload 10 more French stories this week and hopefully have them all completed until the end of month.

      August 07 at 13:07
      • fhaubert br Brazil

        That's great news, Zoran! Thank you!

        August 07 at 13:11
  • nuttyredhead gb United Kingdom

    Why only 1 euro Spanish but 3 Latino Spanish? :(

    August 10 at 09:23
    • Administrator
      zoran rs Serbia

      That's what we have for now. Hopefully we will complete European Spanish too in the near future.

      August 10 at 17:15
  • Ted_Gilmore us United States

    Any plans for mini-stories and/or "He and She" in Norwegian?

    Thanks

    August 22 at 14:58
    • Administrator
      zoran rs Serbia

      Yes, we do hope to get Norwegian stories too. Right now we are looking into completing Japanese and French stories as priority, then we will look into completing other languages too.

      September 05 at 21:36
  • grandmaster69 es Spain

    So... What's happened to the new French stories?

    September 10 at 14:55
    • Administrator
      zoran rs Serbia

      5 more French stories are up: https://www.lingq.com/learn/fr/web/course/391667

      I hope we will have rest of French stories done within next 2 weeks.

      September 10 at 21:42
      • Ablofluido gb United Kingdom

        Is there any hope of the Korean level 2 stories being done in the near future?

        September 11 at 23:38
        • Administrator
          zoran rs Serbia

          15 stories of Korean level 2 are up already: https://www.lingq.com/learn/ko/web/course/354931

          I hope the last 5 stories from the same level will be done in the near future.

          September 12 at 00:08
          • Cam007 au Australia

            Korean level 2 is still showing 0 lessons.

            September 12 at 00:58
            • Administrator
              zoran rs Serbia

              Ups, sorry, you are right. We had spacing issue with level 2 Korean and I made all 15 lessons private. We need to fix the text first. I'll work on it now.

              September 12 at 14:04