可愛いだけじゃない式守さん・ Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie ❤️‍🩹 Week 9 Discussion Thread (Absolute Beginners Book Club)

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Week 9 February 10 2024
Pages 89-100
Chapter 12-13
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Vocabulary

可愛いだけじゃない式守さ Volume 1 Vocabulary List - Google Sheets

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Handwritten Text

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裏切り

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着地地点確認
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大丈夫?

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拒絶反応

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完食

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適量…?

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ジュースに
あたった

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Oops accidentally clicked a poll option while scrolling down :scream:

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Oh good, found the undo button.

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I can’t edit the vocab sheet on my phone, but for ch 13, I think 辛 (から) is supposed to be from 辛い and referring to “spicy”.

Edit:

Ch 13 Pg 97 (?)

The full sentence seems to be referring to the various flavours in that one rolled egg. 辛 (spicy), 苦い (bitter) や (and) 甘 (from あまい, sweet).

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It looks like somebody already corrected it before I could get to it. But good find!

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Welp, first appearence of the animal-named friend trio in this chapter, and the first step from episodic to story arc. (Also the first hint towards Shikimori’s given name in that Nekozaki calls her “Micchon”. Can’t recall if I’ve ever seen what her name actually is, but maybe I just wasn’t paying attention. Not… not that Nekozaki gets named in this chapter either. :stuck_out_tongue:)

If anyone’s wondering why they’re throwing soybeans all around the classroom in chapter 12, this is a Setsubun tradition. (As is the 鬼は外 line which opens the chapter.)

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I’ve encountered in the first couple of pages at least three vocab words/phrases that I recently learned in WK lessons. Love it when that happens!

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Indeed. I visited Japan in 2018 about a week after unlocking 食べ放題 on WaniKani, walked into a restaurant, and the hostess goes “This place is 食べ放題”.

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Did they really switch to Japanese in the middle of the sentence? I can imagine you eminating “yes I speak Japanese thank you very much” energy.

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No, I’m paraphrasing. :stuck_out_tongue:

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Sorry, but this is now canon

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p.90

覚悟の上だっつーの!

What’s this supposed to mean? “I’m on top of it! / I’ve got it covered!” Something like that? It seems really casual, no idea how this would break down.

p.92, story spoiler, end of chapter 12

The gag here is that Izumi and Shikimori both look like red-headed demons, because of their collision? And the boys comment that this would be a good reason to throw heaps of beans at them?

p. 96

絆創膏があんなに
This is Izumi seeing the bandaid’s on Shikimori’s fingers and feeling guilty that he’s the cause of her falling? “[She got her] bandaids that way.” (?)

ぺっしてください
Some Googling seemed to suggest this means “Spit it out, please.” Could someone confirm? I got no hits on Jisho or ichi.moe.

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p90

「覚悟の上(かくごのうえ)」の意味や使い方 わかりやすく解説 Weblio辞書
Essentially knowing what could go wrong, but still going along with it

“I’m ready for it!”

p92

Setsubun in Japan - Expeling Demons by Throwing Beans - Globalkitchen Japan

Essentially, yes

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Not quite, we are already past that. Shikimori, for the lack of a better word, s**** at cooking. She cut herself, while making the food. So Izumi goes “She injured herself that much just to make this”, and that’s why he starts guzzling the food down that’s obviously not good.

Comes from this:
Jotoba word: ペッペッ
Or maybe reversed? Who knows, but yeah, spitting

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Thanks as always. Very helpful!

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I feel like we’ve gotten into the comfortable part of the book clubs, where most questions are answered (and some sadly don’t continue along with us) so this was quite a quiet week. That being said, let’s go over to the next one, shall we?

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I’m late, but I’ve read the 2 chapters !

I have a quick question if someone is still ready to answer :pray:
Fortunately, @Till has already asked some questions of interest for me ^^

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本当なんでもできちゃうんだな式守さん
What is this form in -chau that I often see ?

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p.94

It’s this grammar point: てしまう・ちゃう (日本語能力試験 N4) | Bunpro
“to do completely” or “to do accidentally” . ちゃう is the more casual version of てしまう.

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Thank you, I searched it before on Bunpro but I didn’t find it :sweat_smile: Guess I’ve got to accelerate a little my grammar studies ^^

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I can see this being hard to search for if you encounter ~ちゃう more often than ~てしまう and you don’t know that they have the same meaning. Glad I could help! :grin:

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Oops, catching up on this club. I like finally learning something Shikimori is bad at.

I’ve noticed this too that ーちゃう ーてしまう is suuuper common but gets taught kind of late in textbooks and so on. I still haven’t ‘officially’ covered it in my own grammar studies.

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