よつばと!Vol 1 Discussion Thread (Beginner's Book Club)

Also baffled by Page 88, top-right panel. The dad says: 気にすんなよくある事だ. I can’t make heads or tails of this. Unless maybe すんな is そんな, in which case this might be something like “There are often times with that kind of feeling.” Maybe?

Then there’s the bit in the box: テキトーななぐさめ, which I guess is “appropriate comfort.” I guess when it’s in a box like this, it’s not something said by either character, but just sort of an editorial comment?

But then after Fuuka replies そうですよね, the editorial comment is ごまかし , which means “hanky-panky; juggling; cheating; deception; smoke and mirrors”… What?

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