Hey everyone. I put together a video to read through page 6 and break down the grammar into hopefully a simple explanation. I plan on doing this for the rest of the book as I read through it. If anyone has any comments please let me know, especially ideas to improve the video content. I tried to keep the video short instead of having one long 30 minute video for the whole chapter. I went through this with my Japanese tutor, so hopefully there are no mistakes in the video. Sorry if you find any.
(P.S. I’ve studied Japanese for 10 years and lived there fore 1.5 years, I am lvl 4 WK, because I love WK and I wish it was available 10 years ago. So going through partly for fun, also there are still a bunch of words WK teaches that I don’t know, because Japanese is むり.)
It’s 経った not たった(ただ), as discussed in the week one thread. No sarcasm involved.
Edit: well, I thought it was mentioned in the week one thread, but I’m trying to link it and now I can’t find it being explained. I think we got all distracted talking about すら.
Anyway week one discussion is here
I feel like the video layout did improve, also putting in the boxes little by little makes it easier to follow.
Little bit of critique:
To add onto what QuackingShoe said, you said yourself in the video that the translation doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense for that sentence, so maybe that’s the point where you should try and actually check the translation again, with or without the help of a native speaker. (Also I‘m not sure if there actually was consensus on すら in the Week 1 thread, but it might just be a dialect of かしら, which would make more sense to me).
Also I think you wrote すっと instead of ずっと a few times which isn’t the same thing, but that’s a minor point.
I do feel like you improved on the „rambling“ part (except that I probably wouldn’t spend so much time on explaining まあ, just giving a fitting explanation for the context would be enough I feel).
But good job on improving some of the points from the Shirokuma video.
Still have a lot of the new grammar to put into practice, but it’s been really helpful. I just reread chapter 1 with all my notes and don’t really have any more hard questions (I think). The crabigator has granted many new Kanji that are very useful this week. Along with new grammar, this read through was a lot more pleasurable and made me laugh a little. I may be really annoyed in a couple of hours from now, but I’m looking forward to the next chapter
Well it took me almost a week to get through Chapter 2 and have a coherent understanding of it, but I read most of Chapter 3 last night and it’s very easy. Too bad I was a day early. Bring on the thread!