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I’m reading along
I have finished this part
I’m planning to catch up later
I’m skipping this book
I’m reading this book after the club has finished
For our new readers: How are you doing so far?
It’s going really well
It’s going well
I’m struggling, but I manage
I’m struggling so much I’m thinking of dropping the book
I’m no longer reading the book
I have read harder manga/books than this one but I still need to click a poll option
This was the smoothest chapter (for me) yet!
It’s SO DARN CUTE. The cuteness is enough to melt my cold, bitter heart.
かわいい, one might say.
One of my favorite parts so far is the last page, where she tells the bird, "Alright! (Intensive) training regimen! story beat Tomorrow.
Small edit: Something I did this time around was go through the vocab sheet before reading and make a mental note of anything I wasn’t familiar with. For me, that was about 30% of the words. This helped a lot, because I was able to recognize chunks of kana “hey we don’t know this and it’s not grammar” which made the process much better. This is just what worked for me.
“I want to become better at surprising humans” I think.
もっと - more
人間さん - people
うまく - well
驚かせる - to frighten
ように - like
なりたい - you actually had a typo here (ないたい instead of なりたい), to want to become
I want to become more better at frightening people
Actually that’s an interesting point. As far as I can tell, the two dictionary form words (驚かる and 驚かせる) have the exact same meaning. Their potential forms are (respectively) 驚かせる and 驚かせられる (or 驚かせれる). So, as far as I can tell, there is no way of differentiating between the potential form of 驚かる and the dictionary form of 驚かせる, other than that 驚かる seems to be more common in modern Japanese.
Here, based on context, I would assume that it is the potential (“to be able to frighten”) since that makes more sense to me, but just reading the word by itself I don’t think there’s any way of knowing which it is.
That’s basically how I translated it as well. I feel like she means something more like “The truth is…I was feeling lonely because of the argument I had with my mom.” although I don’t think that sentence structure technically implies a cause-effect relationship just a “I fought with mom, then I was lonely”.
The と here just means “with”. As in, “I fought with mom…”
Neither of these would make sense if Mia said them
In the first one the mom is basically talking in third person, because kid speech.
In the second one she’s talking about thinking about MIa’s emotions
According to this, the word appears with the following frequencies:
喧嘩 - 6008.
けんか - 14440.
ケンカ - 10081.
So 喧嘩 is quite a bit more frequent (per Zipf’s law, it should be about 1.6 times as common), but this probably depends heavily on the type of text you are reading, like it won’t show up as katakana in newspapers most likely, but it probably will in texting or on twitter quite a bit.
Speaking of twitter, you can also go on there and look for the word (searching for latest), you can check how frequently the word was posted recently, and you can compare them like that as well. This way you see a similar-ish distribution for the kanji and katakana versions.