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

Bis version, page 12

  • Panel 1

    • Panda: …それはドジョウ
      • それ - That
      • は - (topic market)
      • ドジョウ - loach
    • Panda: That’s a loach
  • Panel 2

    • Panda: それはコショウ
      • それ - That
      • は - (topic marker)
      • コショウ -
    • Panda: That’s pepper
  • Panel 3

    • Panda: それは勲章
      • それ - That
      • は - (topic marker)
      • 勲章 - medal, decoration, order (as in an honor)
    • Panda: That’s a medal
  • Panel 4

    • Panda: それは合唱
      • それ - That
      • は - (topic marker)
      • 合唱 - chorus
    • Panda: That’s a chorus
  • Panel 5

    • Panda: もー

      • もー - jeez, come on, etc.
    • Panda: Jeez

    • Shirokuma: まあまあ

      • まあまあ - “Now, now” (in the sense of telling someone to calm down)
    • Shirokuma: Now, now

  • Panel 6

    • Shirokuma: どうせサカナ食べないじゃん

      • どうせ - in any case, after all, anyway, etc.
      • サカナ - fish (written in katakana)
      • 食べない - don’t eat
      • じゃん - isn’t it (contraction of じゃない)
    • Shirokuma: You don’t eat fish anyway, do you?

    • Panda: まあね

      • まあね - Well, I must admit, etc.
    • Panda: Well…

    • Shirokuma: キャッチ & リリースさ

    • Panda (thinking/commentating): キャッチ & リリースさ

      • キャッチ - Catch
      • リリース - Release
      • な - right?, isn’t it?, you know, etc. (equivalent of ね)
      • さ - (assertive emphasis)
    • Shirokuma: We’re doing catch and release, right?

    • Shirokuma: We’re doing catch and release (Might be a different way to phrase this to account for the さ particle.)

    • Panda (thinking/commentating): We’re doing catch and release (Might be a different way to phrase this to account for the さ particle.) (Thanks @NLeseul!)

  • Afterword? text (only in the Bis version)

    • Little bear cupcake thing: いつか「本名」が知りたい…
      • いつか - sometime, someday, one day, etc.
      • 本名 - real name
      • が - (subject marker)
      • 知りたい - want to know/be aware of, etc. (“want to” form of 知る, to know/be aware of, etc.)
    • Little bear cupcake thing: Someday, I want to know their real names

And, chapter two done!

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