I think it means that since he is bald, he gets colder than other people who are getting warmed by their hair.
He is basically threaten to play UNO reverse card: if usually bad students are being kicked, this time it’ll be the principal who’ll get transferred.
Yeah, looks like 見たてる. [v1,vt] to liken to something else; to regard as something else (e.g. to use another person as a mirror)
I couldn’t find English grammar explanation, but first Japanese result gives 別のものになぞらえる。仮にそのものと見なす and so it seems に is used to what other part is actually other. (But then again, there were no potatoes for the counselor to pretend that potatoes are everyone)
I guess the を marks the thing that “is being regarded as something else” and the に shows where that actions goes to, so what the thing is being compared to.
At least only that would make sense here.
(Also, thanks for pointing me to the japanese explanation!)
Ohh that’s really interesting! I don’t think I have heard of that before. It also makes perfect sense in this context (poor 桜井先生 messing up her speech).
This was the funniest chapter to me so far, I feel like I’m finally getting into the writing style.
another question about p56
Deepl translates this as “I should never have taken on student teaching” - I’m gonna go with Jisho’s definition of 生徒指導 as student counseling instead but my question is more about grammar, where’s the nuance of “I should never have…” in this sentence? It’s what I would’ve guessed she’s saying from context but I don’t see how じゃなかった expresses that.
I actually never watched the second season - I read the manga and watched the first season afterwards. I don’t remember something like that being in the manga, but it’s also been a long time
I will check out the episode you mentioned!
を always marks the direct object (the thing you’re doing the action to) and に marks the indirect object.
(私が）-> subject (omitted)
みんなを → direct object + marker
ジャガイモに → indirect object + marker
見たてて → verb
grammatically, this works exactly like in english:
I → subject
liken → verb
everyone → direct object
to potatoes. → marker + indirect object
the english is a bit unnatural but I wanted to keep the grammar simple
basically に (and in this example, “to”) marks a related thing that the verb isn’t actually doing anything to
I’m having quite some trouble with this chapter (and frankly the last one as well) so this might take a few sessions.
I ran into some sentences on page 53 which I just couldn’t get the meaning of.
毎回 - every time
受け入れられてない - to accept, in potential, progressive as well as negative form, so “he’s not being accepted”
こと - normalizes the previous phrase
ぐらい - to the extent, although I’m not sure what it means in this particular case
本人が - said person
一番よくわかってる - knows best
と思う - I think
んだけどなぁ - ,but… (not really sure about the なぁ at the end)
I think he knows best that he’s not always being accepted, but…
受け入れられないことを知りながら - while he knows that he’s not accepted
も - I think this is used for emphasis: EVEN THOUGH he knows…
むしろ - rather, instead
なお - still
努力する - to make an effort
姿勢を - attitude (and I think maybe this normalizes the previous phrase, so therefore it can be used as an object later on in the sentence)
現代のすれた若者 - today’s jaded youth
見せている - is showing
の - normalizer
かも - maybe
Maybe, even though he knows he’s not accepted, he is instead showing today’s jaded youth the attitude of still making an effort.
The main thing I still don’t understand is how むしろ as well as なお fit in, exactly.
For むしろ I could see that it’s maybe linked to the last part of the sentence, as in: “he’d rather show them…”
I took that むしろ to be contrasting what one would expect. He knows today’s jaded youth are not accepting him, which you would think would discourage him. But rather than letting that discourage him, it makes him dig in his heels and try even harder. I think the なお here is the second definition in Jisho, meaning more/still more.
I was a bit late this week but finished reading the chapter. I realized that the person who is making this manga difficult to read is 笹原 :D. Other than his parts, I was mostly able to understand this chapter and both of the 先生 were hilarious. Again, the replies above helped a lot too.
So, I have one question about 笹原’s part:
スタコラ: Jisho translates this as “helter-skelter”, but I don’t know what this is in English either and Google search didn’t help much.
歩かねば Is this a form of 歩かない + ば ?
Overall, I would appreciate any help or breakdown with this sentence.
I’m so excited for you since you can experience the second season and movie of K-On! for the first time. My favorite series ever.
Ah, I still need to watch this. I got slower and slower in watching the last episodes until I was watching one every several months (delaying ending it!), and finally got to the last episode a while back. But a first viewing of the movie awaits for me, as well!
Thank you now the sentence makes more sense!
I suppose ねばならない should be a colloquial form of なけらばならない then.
Yes, the worst thing about K-On is it ends at some point. I keep watching clips on Youtube and listening to the songs all the time.
Also, I just got K-On! College manga, which doesn’t have an anime adaptation. I will attempt reading that as my first manga without furigana.
Apart from ない, there’s another negative auxiliary which is ぬ (you’ll probably come across this conjugated as ず, or shortened to ん). in the conditional form, this conjugates to ねば.
It’s more limited in use and ない has pretty much entirely replaced it though. I think it’s mainly used in stereotypically old-fashioned/grandiose speech now (also probably some dialects have kept it). it’s good to be aware of, but you’ll basically never need to use it
edit: should probably explicitly say that ねばならない is an archaism and not a colloquialism