I did the same the other day with 連れ戻す and 通れ戻す (only one of those is a real word, which I already knew)
I’m convinced we’ve understood something subtly differently, but every time I try and phrase how I read it it ends up the same as what you’ve said…
Given her last speech bubble and her general love of talking about magic it felt pretty natural to me. Especially since it’s part of the set up for that misunderstanding.
Vertical’s translation is: I heard there are witches who can do that as easily as putting on makeup. I can’t really relate that to what you’ve said is the Japanese text, though. Perhaps Vertical was just as confused.
I think it’s a gambling reference - Vertical has Chinatsu exlaiming Odds!, so possibly it’s a reference to cho-han.
I’m still reading for this volume! Currently on page 87, in fact - so I haven’t reached my starring role yet
Yes, I think so - more literally “isn’t it just growth / development” in contrast to the weight gain being from getting fatter. In the previous bubble she says Nao’s appearance hasn’t changed at all in terms of “fatness” - thus any weight gain is more likely growth..
I feel this is using the “to be equal, to match” meaning of そろう. I agree with your conclusion that they “match” in the fact that they are both very unique.
I agree with your impression. The word 強い also has quite a few alternate meanings including “intense”, “fierce”, “dependable”, “skilled”, and even “competent”, so it makes sense for 最強 to have some nuances that might not translate literally to “strongest”.
The trick is that you always need to use the ～て form when connecting multiple adjectives or verbs. It would have been more apparent if the adjectives were swapped, because it would have been よくてオシャレなお店だよ
Wait, maybe she’s saying, "Among witches, there are also those that can, using their makeup sense [skill; kind of how Chihaya in Chihayafuru says “game sense,” but means more like “(game) skill”], make [themselves?] [若くする人] look like young people. I’m unsure whether this even implies magic (though it certainly can).