キノの旅 Week 2 Discussion

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Chapter 1 (part 2/2)

Start Date: March 16th
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Week 2 Reading: Chapter 1 (2/2)
page 30 in physical book to end of chapter 1

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I think the poll options usually change once we get past the first chapter, doesn’t make too much of a difference either way but if you like it better, どうぞ :durtle_the_explorer:

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  • I’m reading along
  • I’m still reading the book but I haven’t reached this chapter yet
  • I’m no longer reading the book
  • I’m skipping this book
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I’m slightly behind but I’m going to pretend I’m not for the sake of the poll. It’s hard to tell how close I am to the middle of a chapter in the ebook anyway

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@Naphthalene You copied the wrong poll. Everything after week 1 includes different options. :slight_smile:

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It’s already time!?
Curse you Japan Standard Time!

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Can’t wait to dig into the reading when I get home tonight! I know I’ve seen the episode corresponding to this chapter in the last two years, but I have almost no memory of it, so I’m looking forward to seeing what happens.

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This thread caught me by surprise, I was sure it was going to happen later, but oh well, time to read

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@MissMisc @seanblue
You’re right! Sorry…
Well, everybody votes again!

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大丈夫だよ ! :durtle_vin:

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Are you saying our original ballots are invalid!!! Noooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!:fearful:

Oh hey now I can click that I haven’t reached the chapter yet!

But wait, I did reach the chapter :thinking:

Because it’s still chapter 1 :thinking:

:thinking: :thinking: :thinking:

I guess I’ll answer the spirit of the question instead of the word xD

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A couple of question about the beginning:

表情がすっ、と和らいでいき
Is that すっと meaning “quickly”? Why there is a comma inside a word?

興奮しきった様子
I guess it means “very excited”, but what exactly is しきった?

(Unfortunately I don’t have time to read further, have to go… :cry:)

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Ok, I think すっ is the one at the top in jisho…https://jisho.org/search/素っ

(His expression greatly softened/calmed down)

If I had to guess, the comma is needed to differentiate this 素っ from すっと, since both have a su. Not sure though.

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きる is added to some verbs to mean “very,” so… yes :rofl:

Technically it’s like “to completion” but it just kinda emphasizes the verb in some situations. I can’t personally go into a lot of detail about it.

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So it’s する stem + きる, not 仕切る or 頻る?

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I believe so.

I’m more familiar with it being used in the negative. Common example: 待ち切れない, lit “can’t finish waiting,” or what we say in English simply, “I can’t wait”

But yeah, with a lot of emotion-y or state of being verbs, it just makes it more extreme. 疲れきった totally tired etc.

Incidentally, whenever you see a “verb” that starts with し, I think it’s worthwhile to check if what comes after し isn’t actually an auxillary verb attached to する.

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Yeah, that, not the other two.

Edit: At least according to my pet cat…

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I just started reading, and…

I’m REALLY surprised about seeing こんにちは written as 今日は. I don’t think I ever encountered it like that ever since learning it here in WK…

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WHAT?
immediately stops reading forever

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And that was the one word I was sure would be useless to know in kanji.

I guess that’s no exception to the “nothing is useless” rule :joy:

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