魔女の宅急便 (Kiki's Delivery Service) Home Thread - Beginner's Book Club

Is anyone else finding themselves looking up a ton of words? I know almost all of the kanji (yay!) but there are so many words I don’t know. It makes reading the book kind of a drag because I get taken out of the story so much.

I find it helpful to read through a page or two and just mark the words I don’t know with a pencil but try to get the gist of what is going on, then go back and look up words. Or if I’m looking up words as I go, then I try to re-read it afterwards with my translated words in place.
I have a lot of pencil markings on these pages! But the second read through always makes a lot more sense! :rofl:

I just add in an extra line if there is vocab I want to add to the list! The more the merrier (especially if you don’t have to do it all yourself!)

But I feel like I’m missing so many words that oftentimes I don’t understand the sentence at all without looking things up! Also, I refuse to write in my book haha. I should probably try to read slightly longer passages before looking things up though.

Has anyone made a Chapter 3 discussion yet?

Oops, forgot to put it in this thread’s OP :see_no_evil:

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I find the kanji use in the book to be odd. It uses kanji for words like 柳、枝、煙突 but it spells 作る and 飛び出す in only kana.

I just purchased this book and look forward to reading it! Please add me to the reading list. I’m hoping to make my way through the first page today. Hopefully I can catch up with everyone else!

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ようこそ! :crabigator: I added you :slight_smile:

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So I just finished my school semester and am desperately trying to catch up with you guys and Kiki, I just finished the first chapter.

Can we still post questions on the related thread even though it’s supposedly done?

Hi @chofas, go ahead.
As far as I’m concerned, that’s “revision” and apparently it’s good for my learning. :joy:
Also, welcome to the book club!

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Thank you!
I’ll post my questions then :smiley: and help you “review” hahaha

Hi ! I just received the book and will try to catch up…

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Welcome! I went ahead and added you to the member list ^^

Enjoy! The vocab list may help you get through faster than having to look up words yourself. :smile:

Yes so helpful !!

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I’ve been filling out the vocab sheet for the book, but it seems like not many people have been. So I’m curious if people have been using it.

  • I regularly add to the vocab sheet
  • I regularly use the vocab sheet to look words up
  • I rarely/never use the vocab sheet

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I’m a little late but would like to try and catch up. May I please be added to the group? I’ve just ordered a bunko paperback copy of the book and should get it Monday.
Looking forward to reading with you,

Added you to the list – I went ahead and put you as “reading along” ^^

このブッククラブへようこそ ! :slightly_smiling_face:

どうもありがとうございます。楽しみにしています!

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