しろくまカフェ: Week 1 Discussion (Chapters 1 and 2)

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Chapters 1 and 2

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Start date: March 13th
Next chapter: Chapters 3 and 4

Page numbers

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Vocabulary list

You can also check the page numbers for new and old versions here. If you have an old version, chapters 24-28 are in the second volume!

Translations/Grammar Breakdown

Expand for a nested list of links covering each panel

List of direct quoted posts

Page 5, Panel 1, Dialogue 1
Page 5, Panel 1, Dialogue 2
Page 5, Panel 2
Page 5, Panel 4
Page 6, Panel 1, 2 and 3
Page 6, Panel 4
Page 6, Panel 5
Page 6, Panel 6 and 7
Page 7
Page 8, Panel 1 (first half) and 2
Page 8, Panel 1 (second half)
Page 8, Panel 3 dialogue
Page 8, Panel 3 additional text
Page 8, Panel 4
Page 9
Page 10
Page 11
Page 12

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#2

Thanks for organizing the threads for us, @FlamySerpent :yellow_heart:

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#3

Thanks:3 If something needs to be added or changed, please tell me:D

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#4

My body is ready!
Thanks for making the threads!

One small remark on the op: ‘embarassing’ should be ‘embarrassing’, no? (or am I embarrassingly mistaken…)

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#5

A spelling mistake in the OP? That’s embarrasing. :stuck_out_tongue:

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#6

Haha, I have to hold back to not bite. :’)

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#7

I didn’t even look at those, I just copied that:DD

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#8

You can blame @jprspereira for that one. Looks like the spelling error goes all the way back to the first Yotsuba thread (until @marcusp fixed it in January of this year). :rofl:

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#9

Hello! Discuss!!!

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#10

Sometimes, bears are white.

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#11

The cover is quite nice :eyes: :panda_face: :bear:

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#12

Uh, no, this is Discourse.

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#13

Ok, when this book is using the ~ている construction it seems to drop the い from いる.

Examples (bis edition):

Page 6: 出してる

Page 7: してる

Am I reading that right? Assuming this is a contraction in casual speech.

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#14

It’s a contraction in casual speech.

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#15

For a manga like this, what counts as a major event? For now I’ll stay on the safe side and assume joke details do.

My favorite joke in these chapters

Was definitely the one at the start of the second chapter where they troll the fisherman about their names.

Hardest to understand jokes

Probably the ones where シロクマ is acting out a slightly off version of what パンダ said. I definitely did understand them, it just had the most unfamiliar vocab.

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#16

Welcome to the real world, boys and girls! The growing pains will be real!

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#17

I’M SORRY THAT I’M BILINGUAL OKAY?

493096891668496385

Sorry guys, my fault. :eyes:

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#18

God, im trying to start reading this, but damn WaniKani is telling me i’ve got reviews to do?
Rude

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#19

Just finished reading the two chapters, I have several questions but it’s late at night and I want to sleep.

But I think I can't sleep without understanding this one

At the end of the first chapter, パンダ says that he will start his diet tomorrow and then シロクマ says “ごゆっくり”.
is he mocking パンダ’s diet? or is that just a sound effect describing that シロクマ is walking away slowly? I honestly can’t tell

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#20

Not really a sound effect. I thought it was just describing the action. Slowly turns away (with his hand clapped to his forehead)

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