老女的少女ひなたちゃん・Little Granny Girl Hinata-chan 👩‍👧 — Week 10 (Absolute Beginners Book Club)

Welcome to the tenth week of the Little Granny Girl Hinata Chan book club!

Week 10 11th May 2024
End page 112 (end of chapter 6)
End phrase ちょっとだけ流行(りゅうこう)()れた誕生日(たんじょうび)だった
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Proper Nouns

Name Reading Image Notes
日向 ひなた image Main character
三芳 とよ みよし とよ image Hinata’s past self
文夏 もか image Hinata’s friend and classmate (Note, you’ll often see her name written as モカ)
千春 ちはる image Hinata’s friend and classmate
咲夜 さくや image Aloof classmate
冬馬 とうま image Rowdy classmate, leader of the boys
遥登 はると image Hinata’s older brother
サダヲ Toyo (past Hinata)'s grandson

Discussion Questions

  1. What sentence/passage gave you the most difficulty? Feel free to request some help, or if you figured it out on your own break it down for the rest of us!
  2. What was your favorite new vocab word from this week’s reading?
  3. Was there any passage that you found particularly intriguing? Did it resonate with you (either positively or negatively)? Was it surprising? Offer any insight or new perspective? Was it just beautifully written?
  4. What do you think of Hinata’s friends attempts to explain 21st century fashion to her?
  5. Did Hinata have trouble with the 3ds game more because it was fashion themed or because it was a video game?

Dialect Guide

Hinata speaks with a little bit of a Fukushima dialect at times. You’ll see this with ぺ or っぺ replacing the ends of sentences, so e.g. だっぺ instead of だよ or だった。Unfortunately it’s not always the same replacement.

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Felt like a lot of words in this chapter. Reckon the best look was the rock jacket with the monpe trousers. :slightly_smiling_face:

Though, how does the price of a jacket compare to that of a 3DS (uh… 3DP) and game? Is Moka rich? :stuck_out_tongue:

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Wasn’t a bad look, but I think the preppy look fits Hinata’s personality better :stuck_out_tongue:

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page 99

つまり ひなちゃんダサいよねって話よ。

What’s the meaning of 話よ? Something like ending with, “I’m telling you?”

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Discussion Questions

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  2. To be honest I wasn’t fond of this chapter firstly cause I think Hinata is cute in her normal clothes she likes to wear, and secondly cause they’re 6 worrying about being fashionable. But I do think Chiharu putting the little note in the jacket pocket was cute

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Week 11 thread is now up for the next chapter:

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I had never heard the word のんびり before. Or チャック zipper
Page 106 made me go watch videos about the difference between 閉じる and 閉める

Which I thought I got, but now on page 107 we’ve 開いた(あいた), not 開いた(ひらいた), when before it was 閉じた not 閉めた, so apparently I need to look at that again.

なぞる was new

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My brain immediately went to のんのんびより the first time I found that word, and I’m pretty sure that there is some sort of connection there :slight_smile:

If I recall correctly, the (ひら)く ・()くdifference was explained to me as the difference between opening a container like a box and opening a passageway like a door. Actually it seems tofugu have an article on different open words

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Thanks for the link! It pretty much says the same thing as the video I watched (and now I’m sure about it because the video was all in Japanese explaining Japanese, and I’m never quite sure I’m not misunderstanding the explanation :D)

I probably would have guessed あく there, but also said 閉める before. Maybe it’s because the context is slightly different, when shutting it was concealing or enclosing something inside, but now when opening it’s just about the zipper itself. I may be overthinking this, haha, but you kind of have to as a learner, even if it doesn’t really matter in this scenario.

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This page reckons it’s a portmanteau of のんびり and 日和, though I’m not entirely sure where the extra のん comes from. Maybe it makes it feel even more のんびり-ish.

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Finally getting to reading this chapter.
Yeah, bit strange that it’s about fashion. When I was 5-6 my parents chose my clothes for me lol.

pg. 97

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shichimau?

pg. 101

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“My mom bought different ones and…” what’s that hakuru after katte?

more general question

janai after a positive sentence means something like “[That sentence] is the case isn’t it?” right?
LIke here:
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You got a Y-shirt with necktie, don’t you?

TIL “socks” is just “under the shoes”. I love when a language does that. Like German. looks at gloves = hand shoes

Alright. I’m around half the chapter. Rest follows after a break.

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