キノの旅 Home Thread (Intermediate Book Club)

#41

I also really enjoy trashing words and watching my known words percentage go up. I think I gained about 2-3% just in the past hour or so. (I already have a ton of stuff trashed.) It might be time to start actually learning some of these higher frequency words.

4 Likes

#42

I think I still won’t have time for Floflo with キノの旅. For the next next book, I should be level 60 on WaniKani, so maybe then.

1 Like

#43

But then you’ll know everything, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

@brrricane it’s like you’re getting better at Japanese just with the click of a button :joy:

8 Likes

#44

Who would’ve guessed it was so easy this whole time? :astonished:

10 Likes

#45

That sounds good! I’ll look through it now. I tried floflo once before but didn’t stick to the book I wanted to read. This time it should be better lol

2 Likes

#46

I consider 誰 to be like Baby’s First Question Kanji. It isn’t in younger age stuff, but starts showing up way before 何故 and 何処 :wink: so it makes sense to me that it has furigana in books like these.

1 Like

#47

I’ve seen 何故 and 何処 plenty too, but unlike 誰 those just feel out of place.

1 Like

#48

I would guess that the furigana may be related to what Kanji Japanese people are expected to know at a certain age/grade and not necessarily just which is the more common word. Just a random guess though, so I could very well be wrong.

4 Likes

#49

I have this book on my wishlist in ebook Japan, might just take this opportunity to join the club and actually read a book in the same time frame as the club for once…

I don’t know why, but 何故 feels super normal to me while 何処 is just weird.

5 Likes

#50

Yeah, it has a tendency to follow school year, so stupid easy kanji like Cat can get furigana :rofl:

0 Likes

#51

Same. 何故 is pretty common in higher level books and video games that I’ve seen.

1 Like

#52

I found 何故 Naze, but… 何処 Doko?! We don’t even learn it here…

1 Like

#53

Both 何 and 処 are in WK, but not 何処. Though it’s probably easy enough to learn without WK because it’s a word most people will know in kana and uses known kanji (assuming one completes WK).

1 Like

#54

Yeah, I knew it, but didn’t know it even had a kanji form till now =P

1 Like

#55

You think that’s bad, this nonsense will blow your mind…!
此処 其処 彼処
For that matter,
此れ 其れ 彼れ
Also all of those have multiple variations.
Luckily none of these really matter. Mostly. …mostly.

1 Like

#56

Also

Yessss join ussss

7 Likes

#57

I’m still hesitating to join this club.

Besides WK I’ve been studying grammar via Tae Kims Guide. I actually feel quite comfortable about beginner’s and intermediate grammar. Besides that, I started with the Satori Reader three months ago and got more confident in grammar.
From the beginning of march I will have semester break, so there will be plenty of time, so that I can study the vocab. I need to add about 60 vocab per week, which is absolutely managable.

BUT I’m afraid that the intermediate book club could be a little bit too hard for me. What do you think? Is it really a good idea for al level 30 durtle to join here?

~T :lion:

0 Likes

#58

Maybe because 何故 starts with な like 何?

4 Likes

#59

It’s hard to say since I don’t know specifically how difficult キノの旅 is to read, though I can say I started reading light novels a little before level 30 with only 時をかける少女 and a bunch of NHK easy articles of previous reading experience, and for that particular LN it was very doable.

1 Like

#60

No harm in trying except to your finances and pride!

Wait that came out less encouraging than intended. What I meant is, the best way to get ready to read books is to read books! Or, you’ll never know when you’re ready - you just have to do it!

11 Likes