ドラゴンボールSD (Dragon Ball SD) · Volume 4 Discussion 🐉

I loved this week’s Frieza cameo. A very silly scene. And yay for Captain Yellow’s redemption!

Page 146

That やろうと, is that the volitional + と思う grammar point, just with the 思う left out in this case?

I think this entry in the spreadsheet is correct, btw :slight_smile:

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Week 9

Start date: 14 August
Pages: 149-166

How is the reading going?
  • I am reading along :dragon:
  • I am catching up :muscle:t2:
  • I am dropping this book :person_gesturing_no:t3:

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I also was uncertain about this one… I originally went with the volitional + とする (try to/attempt to) grammar, but I don’t know if you can omit the とする
https://www.bunpro.jp/grammar_points/verb-volitionalとする

And I’ve been enjoying the last 2 chapters with the side plots and cameos, I feel like it ties everything together with DBZ and beyond… I just think it’s interesting though, that they rush through whole story arcs and then write 1.5 chapters of “fillers”. Haven’t read this week’s chapter yet, but seems like we are back to the original plot.

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Page 146 - those were my two thoughts too, either a dropped 思う or a dropped する. I must admit I think I just read the と as “in order to” in context, but I don’t think I can back that up with a grammar point…

Chapter 37 was fun - nice to be back in the Strongest Under The Heavens! Some trickier parts which I think I generally got the gist of. I didn’t get the Resurrection F reference on page on page 151 if anyone has any insight?

I guess the joke is that he wasn’t in that film, while other members of the gang were (Son Goku, Bulma, Krillin and Master Roushi), so he’ll have to make the most of his ‘screen time’ in this comic.

Just on the off chance that this expression on page 152 was one of them… I didn’t notice it in the spreadsheet, so I thought you might have missed it (or already known it). Hope it’s helpful!

比べ物にならない 【くらべものにならない】
[adj-i,exp] cannot be compared with; no match for

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Thanks that make sense. I watched some of the movie this week and Tenshinhan says he’s deliberately not brought Yamcha or Chiaotzu as it would be suicide for them to go against Freeza’s forces. So not only left out but left out because he’s too weak!

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Bless his heart. That makes sense with SD as well, because there have been multiple digs at his strength so far :grin:

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Ha! I feel about Yamcha as well! I came here to ask about the resurrection F as well! I never watched it.

Also, it’s good to see all the vocabulary from the last 武道会 was not useless, there were loads of repeated vocabulary with preliminaries, champion, Vice-champion, etc etc!

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Week 10

Start date: 21 August
Pages: 167-183

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  • I am reading along :dragon:
  • I am catching up :muscle:t2:
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What a great end to the book! I dare anyone not to peek at the start of book 5 to see what happens next!

I love Puar’s little outburst on page 178. And the fact that Japanese has an adverb (ばきぼき) that means “a word describing the sound of hard thick objects breaking in succession”…

On page 167 I agree with the interpretation in the spreadsheet for ドンガメ. I think it’s a pun on them being the turtle team, calling them the Chinese soft-shelled turtle team - but どん can also mean “dull” so it carries the double meaning of the “dull turtle team”.

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I know right? I was like “whoa, whoa, lil’ guy!” :sweat_smile:

Nice observation, I hadn’t made that connection :slight_smile:

This seems to be an original addition by the SD author. Any idea why? It must be some sort of in-joke, right?

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