New Mini-Stories Courses

Administrateur
zoran rs Serbie

List of all Mini Stories available for now:

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

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

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

BULGARIAN https://www.lingq.com/learn/bg/web/course/435521

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

CHINESE TRADITIONAL https://www.lingq.com/learn/zh-t/web/course/414701

CANTONESE https://www.lingq.com/learn/hk/web/course/432593

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

CROATIAN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GUJARATI https://www.lingq.com/learn/gu/web/course/422232

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

HUNGARIAN https://www.lingq.com/learn/hu/web/course/511109

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

INDONESIAN https://www.lingq.com/learn/id/web/course/404923

JAPANESE

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

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

PORTUGUESE EUROPEAN

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

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

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

SERBIAN https://www.lingq.com/learn/srp/web/course/484515

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

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

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

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

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

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

Last Update - November 19th, 2019.

April 2017
  • Estela se Suède

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

    April 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 2017
    • Ginkgo58 au Australie

      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 2017
      • Administrateur
        zoran rs Serbie

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

        December 2017
    • Administrateur
      zoran rs Serbie

      @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 2017
      • gregf fr France

        Thank you zoran, the list is very helpful!

        January 2018
  • Ginkgo58 au Australie

    Thanks for updating here, Zoran!! Most helpful!

    December 2017
  • swalladge au Australie

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

    January 2018
    • Administrateur
      zoran rs Serbie

      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 2018
      • Modérateur
        steve ca Canada

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

        January 2018
        • swalladge au Australie

          Ok thanks. :)

          January 2018
  • hector_canarias es Espagne

    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 2018
    • Modérateur
      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 2018
  • Administrateur
    zoran rs Serbie

    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 2018
    • Modérateur
      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 2018
  • fhaubert br Brésil

    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 2018
    • evgueny40 ru Russie, Fédération de

      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 2018
  • Administrateur
    zoran rs Serbie

    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 2018
    • 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 2018
      • Modérateur
        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 2018
  • 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 2018
  • grandmaster69 es Espagne

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

    September 2018
  • Ted_Gilmore us United States

    Really, Esperanto but not Norwegian?!

    January 2019
    • Administrateur
      zoran rs Serbie

      Truth to be told, we only have 5 stories in Esperanto. We haven't any volunteer for Norwegian, and that is why we don't have any story done in that language. We will do our best to find volunteers and have it completed too, we will complete all languages available on the site, that's for sure. Some languages just take longer than other, this is a huge project and so many people is involved.

      January 2019
      • Ted_Gilmore us United States

        I notice that there is a Norwegian tutor on your site named . Why don't you contact him and see if he will help out?

        January 2019
  • jbfan88 us United States

    More Cantonese soon?

    March 2019
    • Administrateur
      zoran rs Serbie

      Yes, I'll upload more within next 3-4 days. Cantonese and some other languages too.

      March 2019
      • Ted_Gilmore us United States

        Norwegian?

        March 2019
        • Administrateur
          zoran rs Serbie

          We don't have anything in Norwegian yet, sorry.

          March 2019
      • jameskirby gb Royaume-Uni

        Hi Zoran - are you still on track for the European Portuguese? Is there any chance you could put some of them up sooner, and add the rest later? Many thansk,

        James

        March 2019
      • SaudiMike sa Arabie Saoudite

        Hello Zoran, you are doing a great work, and it's highly appreciated. I'm like James , I'd like to see the mini stories in European Portuguese.,,,,,,,,,,thank you

        March 2019
        • Administrateur
          zoran rs Serbie

          @jameskirby @SaudiMike We are currently looking to hire someone to take care of European Portuguese version of Mini Stories. I hope to hire someone during the weekend, and hopefully in 10-15 days we will have first European Portuguese stories up on the site. I'll do my best to make it as fast as possible.

          March 2019
          • jameskirby gb Royaume-Uni

            Brilliant. Thank you for the update, Zoran

            March 2019
          • jameskirby gb Royaume-Uni

            Hi Zoran - sorry to be a pain - is there an update on the European Portuguese mini-stories please?

            April 17 à 08:12
  • Huan_juan us United States

    Thanks great job. Looking forward to see mini stories in Finnish.DeleteEdit

    March 2019
  • DaveR gb Royaume-Uni

    Looking forward to the German series of mini stories being completed. There are only about 25 in total (and in random order); to have a Beta Language 40 are needed!? These stories are a much heralded by Steve on youtube, perhaps something could be done to get these in order or to add the missing ones.

    April 03 à 17:34
    • Administrateur
      zoran rs Serbie

      Well German has tons of other content available, but we do need to have minimum 40 or even all 60 Mini Stories completed when adding new language to Beta.

      More German stories are work in progress and will be completed in the near future.

      April 03 à 19:07
  • Marcin12 dk Danemark

    Why there are only 10 stories in Danish? Are there any plans to have more?

    April 05 à 12:36
    • Administrateur
      zoran rs Serbie

      We will add more as soon as we get more stories. If you are from Denmark and are interested to help, let me know! - zoran(at)lingq.com

      April 05 à 22:53
      • ChristianTapper se Suède

        Are there any mini stories coming for Finnish in the near future? :)

        April 16 à 10:17
        • Administrateur
          zoran rs Serbie

          Hopefully! I am chasing people to have Swedish done first, and then I'll focus more on Finnish and Norwegian.

          April 16 à 20:32
          • WinterShaker gb Royaume-Uni

            Have you already got volunteers for Finnish? I have a couple of friends who might be willing to help if I ask them nicely.

            April 16 à 21:06
          • ChristianTapper se Suède

            Ok! Thanks for the response! Swedish is my native language so cool that you're doing that! Looking forward to Finnish in the future then! :)

            April 16 à 21:32
  • langadic ie Irlande

    Been doing some of these, what an amazing resource, thank you Zoran and everybody at lingq

    May 01 à 19:16
    • Modérateur
      steve ca Canada

      I have to agree. I reach a conversational level faster when I focus on mini-stories at the beginning. I am now using the mini-stories (which I am very familiar with by now!) to focus on points of grammar in Russian and Ukrainian. We'll see how it turns out.

      May 02 à 23:09
  • Administrateur
    zoran rs Serbie

    First 10 European Portuguese Mini Stories are now up, and more to come soon.

    May 03 à 13:30
    • SaudiMike sa Arabie Saoudite

      It's not easy finding materials in European Portuguese . So this is highly appreciated.

      May 03 à 16:34
    • jameskirby gb Royaume-Uni

      Brilliant. Thank you! These are really useful and seem just what I needed to give me some structure. :) please let us know when the rest go up. :) thank you!!

      May 09 à 15:17
    • jameskirby gb Royaume-Uni

      Hi Zoran... i'm loving the European Portuguese Mini Stories, and they've given my language learning motivation a good kick start again! The lady's voice is really clear and the recordings are excellent. Do you know when the next set will be ready for use? I'm working my way through and woudl like to be able to continue with them, if possible.

      May 16 à 07:50
      • Administrateur
        zoran rs Serbie

        Perfect timing to ask! I just got more stories today and later today they will be up on the site.

        May 16 à 13:56
        • WinterShaker gb Royaume-Uni

          Just in case it is easier to ping you a message here than by putting up a top-level post, or by email, I was wanting to ask if you were still wanting people to compose new original mini-stories so as to expand the set? I could have a go at writing some, if you don't already have people working on it.

          May 16 à 14:08
        • jameskirby gb Royaume-Uni

          that's brillliant - than kyou, Zoran! I look forward to working through them. :)

          May 16 à 14:51
  • Swedishfinnpolymath fi Finlande

    Steve mentioned a few times during his workouts that there is someone recording mini-stories in Hungarian. Just out of curiosity how far along is that?

    May 09 à 08:21
    • WinterShaker gb Royaume-Uni

      That's a friend of mine, actually, albeit one I don't see very often. Last I heard from her, in late March, she said she was making headway, and thought that she might have them done in a month or so, so hopefully we will hear something soon.

      May 09 à 12:21
    • Administrateur
      zoran rs Serbie

      We have 10 stories in Hungarian delivered so far.

      May 09 à 13:57
      • Ted_Gilmore us United States

        Any update on Norwegian?

        May 09 à 21:29
        • Administrateur
          zoran rs Serbie

          Unfortunately not. I will be posting updates here regularly whenever I upload new lessons.

          May 16 à 13:57
  • Administrateur
    zoran rs Serbie

    A few updates here:

    - Good news, German and Korean are now finally complete and you can find all 60 stories for these two languages available in the Library.

    - Since my latest update, Serbian was also completed.

    - More Dutch stories added. I expect all 60 done here too within next month.

    - Hungarian was added in Beta and I started uploading Hungarian stories too. All 60 will be up within next few days.

    - Next in line for uploading are Scandinavian languages. I received new stories in Swedish, Danish and Finnish and will start uploading them.

    - Croatian Mini Stories are also coming within next few days - all 60!

    October 15 à 12:53
    • Modérateur
      Ress de Allemagne

      I hoped somebody wants to continue translating into Esperanto...

      October 15 à 13:26
      • Administrateur
        zoran rs Serbie

        I do actually have one new volunteer for Esperanto. We will see if he will deliver something soon!

        October 15 à 22:14
    • WinterShaker gb Royaume-Uni

      I am currently sitting on audio for the first 7 Finnish stories; hopefully will have time to edit them this weekend, and ideally meet up again with my friend in Edinburgh for another batch in November. Which ones have you got already? If they are from someone who can do more of them sooner than that, it may be worth asking if they would be willing to - although, if you would be willing to send me the ones you've got, I can normalise them to the same volume as the ones my friend did (and indeed, compare the audio quality - if I was able to get better sound quality than the other person, then it might be worth waiting till my friend can do another batch, even if it takes a little longer).

      October 15 à 13:28
      • Administrateur
        zoran rs Serbie

        So far I actually have transcription for stories 1-51, no audios yet. So if you are working on audios at the moment, that's great.

        October 15 à 21:58
    • Ryanaissance us United States

      Hopefully Norwegian too!

      October 22 à 00:23
    • alecstodosi1 ro Roumanie

      Great! Croatian is up? Dutch is up? Thank you

      November 19 à 19:20
  • rayshow us United States

    Thank you!

    I have been practicing Spanish currently. Lots of listening practice is necessary if I want to understand the spoken language. I use these resources . They are pretty useful

    October 21 à 13:03
  • bull es Espagne

    It would be interesting if european portuguese could get more than 30 mini stories.

    October 21 à 18:11
    • Administrateur
      zoran rs Serbie

      @bull We have all 60 stories done in European Portuguese. They were delivered a few days ago and I will put them on the site soon.

      October 21 à 21:39
      • bull es Espagne

        Thank you very much

        October 22 à 15:20
      • serge_shadrin ru Russie, Fédération de

        Hi Zoran!

        Are there were European Portuguese stories?

        I see all 60 Brazilian but only 30 European.

        December 16 à 17:37
        • Administrateur
          zoran rs Serbie

          @serge_shadrin Rest of European Portuguese stories are coming really soon. I'll have stories 31-60 loaded soon. I hope the same for European Spanish version too.

          December 16 à 22:55
          • bull es Espagne

            Have you already solved the problem with the French stories?

            December 17 à 08:47
            • Administrateur
              zoran rs Serbie

              @bull We have a person working on last 15 French stories and we should have them available soon.

              December 17 à 16:33
          • serge_shadrin ru Russie, Fédération de

            Any news?

            January 25 à 21:37
      • bull es Espagne

        any update on the european portuguese lessons?

        March 02 à 15:16
        • Administrateur
          zoran rs Serbie

          Yup, more stories are uploading now and will be available in few hours.

          March 06 à 01:07
          • serge_shadrin ru Russie, Fédération de

            Hi Zoran. Thank you very much for the new stories in European Portuguese. One question - a total of 45 stories or will there be others soon?

            March 07 à 20:22
      • serge_shadrin ru Russie, Fédération de

        Hi Zoran. I just discovered that there are no 31-40 stories for Brazilian Portuguese. Any chance to get them anytime soon?

        March 05 à 18:17
        • Administrateur
          zoran rs Serbie

          @serge_shadrin Yeah, we should definitely complete those too. I'll find someone to finish them. Thanks for the reminder!

          March 06 à 01:06
  • Ted_Gilmore us United States

    Every time I watch Steve's videos he emphasizes the value in the Mini-Stories. It is good to see that the list is getting pretty long,. I see that you have Swedish and Danish now. How is Norwegian coming along?

    November 21 à 01:19
    • Administrateur
      zoran rs Serbie

      No much progress with Norwegian so far I am afraid.

      November 21 à 15:31
  • Huan_juan us United States

    Any update on Finnish mini stories? Thanks

    November 21 à 17:51
    • WinterShaker gb Royaume-Uni

      I've now got the raw audio of stories 9 to 14; still need to edit them. Hopefully have time in the next couple of weeks.

      November 21 à 18:10
      • Huan_juan us United States

        Kiitos paljon. Muchly appreciated

        November 21 à 18:16
  • Nino97 mt Malte

    thank you dear

    December 16 à 17:57
  • bachjosef us United States

    Could you organize the list of languages in alphabetical order, please?

    Is Thai coming up in 2020?

    January 20 à 04:46
    • Administrateur
      zoran rs Serbie

      OK, I'll edit the top post in a bit. Thanks for your suggestion.

      Thai is coming in 2020, we already have some stories delivered for it and I expect to have it available probably before summer.

      January 21 à 00:27
  • Nino97 mt Malte

    where is the vietnamese mine-stories?

    January 26 à 22:42
  • Jonathan19 us United States

    Hey, could you add some Albanian mini-stories?

    February 18 à 18:06
    • Administrateur
      zoran rs Serbie

      We don't have anything in Albanian so far.

      February 19 à 07:07
      • Jonathan19 us United States

        Ok, and when do you think is going to be available?

        February 20 à 17:02
  • bull es Espagne

    Any updates on the 15 remaining french mini stories?

    March 05 à 16:59