夏目友人帳 - Natsume's Book of Friends Home Thread (Beginner Book Club)


#61

You could also have a look at the non non google doc if you want to see roughly how it will look filled in :blush:


#62

Chapter 1’s discussion thread is up! Looking forward to reading with you all ^^


#63

I don’t watch anime, so I’m not familiar with this story. But since it looks like fun, I decided to give reading it a shot. I don’t know if it’ll go well for me, but I have hope. :slight_smile: I appreciate all the work everyone has already put into the google spreadsheet. Thanks!


#64

So, in response to a small (slightly off-topic!) discussion that happened in the Chapter 1 thread, starting around about here:

it seems there may be some support for spending two weeks on Chapter 2, in the same way we have done for Chapter 1.

The next Beginner Book Club pick, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, is scheduled to start one week after we are supposed to finish reading Natsume. In other words there is currently a break of one week between finishing this and starting the next book. The proposal is to spend two weeks on Chapter 2, pushing back our end date by one week and using up that week of buffer. We would still be spending just one week each on Chapters 3 and 4.

Would you support this, or would you prefer to stick to the current schedule?

  • Spend longer on Chapter 2
  • Stick with the current schedule

0 voters


夏目友人帳 - Natsume’s Book of Friends: Chapter 1 Discussion
夏目友人帳 - Natsume’s Book of Friends: Chapter 2 Discussion
#65

Well, it looks nearly unanimous so far, so seems like we should spend two weeks on chapter 2. @MissMisc, could you update the schedule in the OP? Maybe the chapter 2 thread will need to make the change clear as well…


#66

Done! I’ll include something in the Chapter 2 thread as well ^^


#67

started reading it today. I’ve heard good things about this series


#68

Natsume Yuujinchou (Volume 1) - Kitsun deck available!

Link: https://kitsun.io/store/detail/5c464e522b18830b96f9a427 (you need to be signed up to access)

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What’s in the deck?

This deck covers vocabulary from the first volume of the Natsume Yuujinchou manga, ordered by first appearance. The vocabulary list (378 words total) is from the compilation made by the Wanikani community in the Beginner Book Club (you guys <3).

Why choose this deck?

  • The manga is awesome - read it.

  • Words are listed with the same order as they show up in the manga.

  • Words are displayed the same way they are in the manga. For example, words commonly written in kanji but that are displayed in hiragana in the manga will be taught as hiragana. This makes your reading experience easier.

  • Dictionaries like Jisho, Weblio and Goo are at the distance of a single click.

  • All words contain Part of Speech (Noun, adjective, etc).

  • All words contain the page and the chapter they’re in as tags. This makes it easy to know where you stand in terms of deck progress, compared to the manga.

  • I also added an English => Japanese layout for those wanting to practice recall. To deactivate it, go to “Deck => Edit deck => Layout Filtering” and deactivate the layout “E => J”.

Some images:


Lessons:

print2


Search:

print1

What’s coming next?

  • Fix some duplicated cards.
  • Improve meanings to be more loyal to the manga.
  • Add clickable links for some references to the note section.
  • Add missing vocabulary.

Any reporting you wish to do should be done in the respective deck’s thread on the Kitsun forums.


I want to thank @hinekidori for allowing me to use a template version 100% based on his own (I’m shameless). I also want to thank @neicul for helping me modifying the template (he’s shameless too).


@Radish8 It is done :wink:

@gojarappe :heart:

EDIT: @MissMisc I can’t edit your main post. Could you add this deck to it please? :slight_smile:


#69

Nice!

Did you just use the reading group’s vocabulary list?


#70

Yup :slight_smile: The only thing missing from that file are the links you guys had in the notes. I’ll add them once I finish adding the Parts of Speech.

Also, the EN => JP and the JP => Meaning/Reading are in two separated cards. I prefer separating Recall from Recognition. Been doing that on the Core 10k and it has been working just fine.


Also, this was a good learning experience for future decks :grin:


#71

I wonder how complete it is :thinking: I didn’t have time to add much to it after chapter 1 (not sure about others). Looks like you’re gonna have to read Nastume :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Yeah, if I hadn’t been doing them manually this would have been a good solution. Though I found doing recall alongside helped me to learn words which were much more unfamiliar due to new kanji.

:laughing: :ok_hand:


#72

I am :rofl: That’s why I needed the deck :3

The cards do come together. You first see “JP => Reading/Meaning” and then immediately you’ll see “EN => JP”. So seeing them together will still work. What having them separated allows is that if you get “EN => JP” wrong but “JP => Reading/Meaning” right, the SRS itself will make sure to separate them SRS-wise. You get to work Recall/Recognition like you should.


#73

You could just suffer and look up words as you go like the rest of us. :stuck_out_tongue:


#74

Who knows… I actually might :stuck_out_tongue:


#75

Not that I actually read Natsume :joy:


#76

Don’t tell him that! I need him to do this for all the Natsume books!

Also, thanks for putting this together @jprspereira! Isn’t Nyanko Sensei the cutest?


#77

I’ll… I’ll start reading it now :rofl: I’ll let you know about my cuteness rating for Nyanko Sensei once I’m done :stuck_out_tongue:

Huuuuuuum… I might need someone to inspire me to do it… Maybe if I see their dedication with reading Vol 1… :eyes:


#78

Ah, I see. I still kind of liked the brutal approach when I was starting out. It just means you get drilled a lot more, which is less time-efficient perhaps but really helped with the unfamiliar stuff.

I haven’t included recall on all my more recent decks, cos I didn’t feel I needed drilling as much. Maybe I’ll move towards this model instead :thinking:


#79

You still get somehow spoiled for one or the other simply because if you see one side of the word you expect to see the other as well. But I haven’t noticed that affecting my actual recall/recognition at all on the Core 10k :slight_smile:


#80

Yeah I thought that would be a big problem but I also don’t feel like it’s affected my overall learning. If I don’t know the word well enough, I’ll almost certainly see the side(s) I have trouble with first before it comes up for burn!