葬送のフリーレン ・Frieren 🧝‍♂️ (Beginner Book Club) [started 19th April]

Yaay! I’m so happyy. Im burning all my money on this club though :skull: hahaha I hope i can keep up, actually i joined the absolute begginers book club, havent learned anything from N4 yet, but i feel confident about it. Btw, any books that can recommend me for studying contents from N4?

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Like a textbook? Genki II is a popular choice. I haven’t used it but I believe it goes through most/all of N4 grammar. Bunpro is also a popular choice and what I use, it’s not a textbook but a grammar website (the info is free, but the SRS requires a subscription)

If you want to jump right into reading, you can search grammar points you come across on Bunpro (can also use this to study N4), and of course feel free to ask questions in these threads!

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Genki bores lots of people though, it’s geared towards classroom.

Check out your options before just going for it.

Marugoto makes a good series and personally found it more fun.

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Whats the difference between 坊主 (ぼうず) and 僧侶 (そうりょ) ?

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I think the assumption has been that we’ll do an offshoot. I suppose I should run a poll to make that official! I’ll get that up soon.

I’m not an expert as I’ve only seen these words in this manga. In Frieren so far I’ve only seen the former used as part of the teasing when Frieren calls Heiter 生臭坊主 (degenerate monk). And the latter was used for describing his roll on it’s own. So I assumed the latter was more respectful. If you do an image search for them, that seems to be the case. And I found this very brief response here.

And finally, Week 9 is up, see you all there!

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Actually, I have new information! I asked my japanese teacher, and she said that 坊主 is used only for buddhist monk and not other kind (the dictionary says it is also priest but maybe is wrong or not used that way). Also 僧侶 is a very old word that no one uses it anymore, it is only seen in manga, and that could be more priest like. That’s what i gathered from her, i hope it helps

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That’s really interesting, thanks for asking her!

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