それでも歩は寄せてくる ・ When will Ayumu Make his Move? ♟ - Volume 1

I guess your country’s use of the word debit card is different from the one in my country because I of course I do have a debit card. Sadly that’s different from what book walker asks for though.

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Here in the US (just as a point of reference), debit cards typically are supported by a credit card processor. For example, my debit card has what looks like a MasterCard credit card number on it. It lets me use my debit card for pretty much any system that supports a (MasterCard) credit card, but the money comes directly out of my checking account (typically within three days).

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I paid at bookwalker with a debit card for what it’s worth.

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Hi, all!

Nearly forgot about this, so will have to buy a digital version later today.

I have no idea if this will be useful or not, but here is a pretty nice compilation of Japanese shogi terms, with English translations: Hans Geuns' Basic Shogi vocabulary HTML version

The following video also gives a nice little feel of the culture surrounding shogi: Aesthetics of game : shogi, Japanese traditional culture/GAME CHRONICLE/IS JAPAN COOL?(羽生善治) - YouTube

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Hi new friends!

This is my first time participating in a book club (and my first ever wanikani community post nervous). I’m super super super excited about this. I’m about to be level 8 wk, and I’ve finished Genki 1&2 (though that was ~10 years ago), so hopefully I’ll be ok. I just need to shake all this rust off.

Did I mention I’m really excited??
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Welcome! I’m super excited too :smiley:

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Hello! I’m also super excited :grin:. It’s my second book club. The first one helped me a lot!

I’ve only made it part way through Genki 1. I do hope to pick it up again at some point.

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Hello super excited, super excited, and super excited, I’m Viking. There sure are a lot of people called super excited

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Glad to hear this (─‿‿─) It’s my first time holding a book club and seeing all this excitement makes me really happy!

Edit: I’ll also be more active from this week on, so please apology for my absence lately (シ_ _)シ

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Looking forward to participating and thanks for taking the time to organize this for us! :+1:

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Hi all! This is my first time participating in a book club as well, and my first time attempting to read a manga in Japanese, so I’m very excited. I’ve been studying Japanese for a few years off and on, finished Genki I with a teacher, know most N5/N4 kanji, but have been very inconsistent with practicing and keeping up my studies. I play a lot of mobage in Japanese, but I admit I use Google Translate more than I should because I get lazy. :sweat_smile:
So I’m looking forward to putting in some serious effort along with everyone to read this. It looks really cute too!
I ordered it through Kunokuniya but I don’t know if it will arrive in time, I might have to get a late start.

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The good news is the first three chapters are free digital if you don’t mind starting off digitally. (It’s the gray button on the right marked 「無料立ち読み」.) This covers the first two and a half weeks of club reading.

Once you’ve used DeepL, you may lose all will to use Google Translate. I probably wouldn’t recommend using it much (if at all) for the book club (because you’ll have a better resource in asking questions and getting detailed answers), but for other uses where you just want a translation, it’s pretty decent.

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@Vanessa-san are you ok making a vocab spreadsheet or would you like me to make one?

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Thank you! I’m totally fine with starting off digitally.
And I hadn’t heard of Deepl before, so thanks for that as well. I ran a few things through it so far and it did give much better results than GT did. And yeah, for the book club I would like to just rely on asking people here about things I can’t figure out or am not sure about. :slight_smile:

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Ohhh I haven’t received my prepaid credit card yet so having the option to start by using the free preview version is great.

I knew about deepl thought I still often end up using google because deepl doesn’t tell you how it (might) be read (even though google translate might be wrong at times it often is kinda helpful in that regard tbh).

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That’s understandable. If you’re working on a desktop computer or laptop, another consideration is DeepL+Yomichan (especially if you’re making use of Yomichan’s Anki integration).

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Otherwise, Google Translate does keep the process of getting both a translation and a reading simple.

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Excited to start this one! I’ve read manga in Japanese before but so far haven’t followed along with a book club (or actually finished a volume) so I hope I can keep to this one! I’ve been slacking on wk in recent months and had to reset a few levels to get back into studying so I really need the motivation :sweat_smile:

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Since July 10th isn’t far away how what exactly do the dates mean? Are we supposed to start reading a chapter at that date and finish till the next one. And during that time period we can discuss the Japanese we encounter (and the story in spoilers)?

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Every week will contain a separate thread where the corresponding chapter can be discussed. You can read ahead or with the group but as far as discussion, you’ll want to only discuss the current chapter within each thread and not skip ahead. Normally you begin reading the chapter at the start of the week and go from there. So on July 10th, you’ll begin chapter 1 and discuss it throughout the week. There are some who finish on day one and others near the end of the week so no pressure as far as pacing! If you need to skip a week you can also catch back up and return. Most of the discussion revolves around breaking down unknown grammar/vocabulary or complicated sentence structures, but the story can be discussed as well! Make use of spoiler tags if appropriate as some readers who have not finished the chapter completely will be using the thread to break down grammar before they move on.

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I’ll create one tomorrow, thank you (^^) May I use one from another book club, especially for the guideline sheet?

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