にゃんにゃん Reading Group - Finished!


#1308

Thank you everyone. Enjoyed reading with you guys and reading all the questions and answers that were posted.


#1309

Thnak you for starting the group, I was more on the silent side with the reading but greatly appreciated the comments. Learned alot


#1310

Hey everyone :smiley:

As you are finished with the book I assume it is okay to ask questions related to the beginning of the book?

I started to read it and your comments are a great help so far! Sometimes it is a real struggle to read the book and without your explanations I would be completely lost. :sweat_smile:

table of contents
There is this sign that explains that the book contains three stories. Do I understand it correctly that the solution is separated from the cases? So that we read the case (story) and after that comes the solution?

appearing people
Capone - likes to make sounds (meow ^^) and take naps
あいそがなくてひるねがすき。
Correct?

p. 10
ポワロ - what book title is this? Holmes was funny, but I don`t know what this could be?

本 - is this the counter for long cylindrical things? Potatoes are counted :wink:

I have finished page 12 today and although it is a struggle for me, it is much fun discovering the story! :smiley:


#1311

ポワロ is Poirot (i.e. Hercule Poirot), a fictional detective.


#1312

I’m reading that as “He’s not very friendly and likes to take naps” - 愛想.


#1313

@Belthazar Thanks! I wasn’t sure about the choices jisho gave me :sweat_smile: Makes much more sense.

@Naphthalene thank you!


#1314

In case someone is interested in a breakdown:

愛想 friendliness
が ga-particle
なくて te-form of ない (“does not have”)
ひるね nap
が ga-particle
すき to like (with null-copula, i.e. “dropped だ”)

lit. “he does not have friendliness and he likes naps”

Yes. See the drawing on the left page. Ishiyaki-imo are pretty cylindrical:


#1315

Thanks a lot!
Why didn’t I think about looking at a picture? Nice one :grin:


#1316

I want to join in on the thanks as well =^_^=
I’ve been reading along side, and without the comments/replies I would have been very lost!
Due to my grammar level being very low (working on it though, just started Genki) I haven’t contributed. My questions would be everything (as in, please explain every sentence for me =P ) and I can’t really answer anything. But just pushing through I get a good gist of things, and by reading the comments here I get a better understanding and start picking up some grammar points =)
The farther I get in my grammar studies, the more I can contribute myself, but I’ll probably be a passive listener rather than active partaker until I’ve gotten better =)
But I do read every comment and learn a lot from it, so a big thanks to everyone!

I bough the full set (both cat and dog sets :wink: ) so hope we’ll continue with the next! =D
I will go back and re-read this one a few times too, see how much more I can catch now that I know the story.

So a BIG thanks to everyone, looking forward to the next one! =D