I don’t really have a lot of questions and I’m not sure if that’s good or bad. I feel like the biggest hurdle is all the vocab I don’t know, long sentences or sentences with a high dense of weird grammar points. I go through ichi.moe with most of the big sentences/sentences I’m not grasping and check translations as reference after I finished reading the chapter. I do understand what they say, it just takes a bit of time with plugging it into ichi.moe and looking up words/grammar. But it feels like I’m progressing, despite depression and stress stuff. My enlightenment and master % is atrocious though T_T
人から魔女になるって相当大変だから - It is rather tough to go from a human to a witch
下手したら - if you’re unlucky
and now I’m a little lost
人としての人生 - life as a person
すら - even
送れなくなる - I realized now that I go through it again in this manner, the なく is 無い, so it’s “result in not being able to live one’s life”
こと - nominalizer
も - too
ある - to happen
から - because
soo… if you’re unlucky it could even result in not being able to live one’s life as a normal human?
I’m not sure what to make of the final から, since the “if you’re unlucky” already has one. The から at the end of sentences often trip me up.
Oh, this なく was also my problem with the short sentence on page 97: なるなくはないね - it’s a double negative, “It’s not impossible”
弟子取り => taking an apprentice
とか => Grammar construct that adds vagueness “Something like taking an apprentice…” (Bunpro link, Wasabi link)
してない => This is している, “to be in the state of doing”, in its abbreviated (してる) and negated form (してない) => “I am not currently taking something like an apprentice”
し => This can be used when someone is giving or explaining reasons (Bunpro link, Tae Kim link)
な => This is sometimes used as an ending-sentence particle instead of ね. (Tae-Kim link)
I parsed this in the following way:
軽々しく => 軽々しい careless, rash, thoughtless, in adverbial form (as in, it is going to modify a verb instead of a noun).
いい => good
よ => sentence-ending particle that adds emphasis.
と => quoting particle.
は… => topic particle, with an implied clause.
So, basically here we have a quoting particle; this is converting “いいよ” into a quote. In this case saying “いいよ” refers to accepting Chinatsu’s request of apprenticeship.
‘Carelessly (saying) “sure!” is… (a bit problematic / wouldn’t be a good thing / …).’
The second part is implied; this happens very often when someone is trying to turn someone down in japanese, as they prefer to avoid bluntly rejecting someone.