たぶん - perhaps
猫 - cat/s
には - “for”. Question: is には actually just the target particle に plus the topic particle は, or is it a different word altogether?
快適な - comfortable, な-adjectice
場所 - place
な - a な is necessary between a noun and a の particle
の - explanatory の particle
よ - “you know”
“you know, perhaps, for cats, it’s a really comfy place”
こういう - こう言う, such; this sort of; like this
こと - thing
は - topic marker
根気 - patience
強く- strong (Question: does the く make this into an adverb, or is the く a connecting form?)
やらなきゃ - やる, to do, in negative form, やらない, and then some grammar jiggerypokery which I still don’t understand despite reading about it, turns it into やらなきゃ, which means “must do”
ね - right?
As for this kind of thing, [You] must do (have) strong patience, right?
Specifically, it’s やらなければ, which is the negative conditional form - “if (you) do not do”. Adding だめ or いけない or ならない to the end makes it “if (you) do not do, that would be bad”, or in other words “(you) should do”. But because people are lazy when it comes to mouth-flaps, in casual speech, the ければ gets slurred to きゃ, and the いけない or whatever gets dropped outright.
This looks like やる, to do, in passive form, やられる, and past tense やられた, was done. And, given the context, I’d usually skip over something small like this. But I’m wondering, there is so much left out of this sentence (“this was done by that rotten cat with the awful Japanese pronunciation” for example) that I wonder why anything needed to be said at all. “Was done”? Or, am I way off?
Ok, done the reading. The kid is far better at cat logic than the mother.
What verb is the cat saying on page 39, fifth panel? 漏れる? (I understand the grammar - it’s も(れ)てしまう > も(れ)ちゃう, just not completely clear on the specific word.)
Basically the meaning is the same as how you might use “Ah, you’ve gone and done it now” in English. Like, you did a thing, and I’m not happy about it. The grammar dictionary calls this form “indirect passive” - person A did a thing, and person B is affected by it (often negatively).
No, she hasn’t been named yet. It’s coming next week
I love how Yohei knows what to do
Good cat logic =^_^=
I actually have a cat with pee problems, it’s not fun -_-
It’s Frodo, the cat in my avatar.
Being a year and a half it means he will probably have it always (Been in and out of the vet, had nothing wrong with him, just a bad habit =/ ), and all I can do is wrap my sofa in “pee blankets”! XD (pee protection blankets meant to protect the mattress. It absorbs it, but have a protective layer so it doesn’t get through to the sofa)