Beyond Sleepy’s (pillow fort?) study log

Wow you’re breezing through the story at a nice pace now!

Yeah Yotsuba being an adorable child like always. Man I just love her.

You got it already but I think a breakdown might help. We go from the back
初めて 見たよ → The first time seen!
What was the first time seen; it was
頭(を)打つ ヤツ なんて → (Such a thing as) guy/gal who hits the head. なんて is hard to translate but you can think of it as negative exclamation thing here. I substituted the (such a thing as) for it.
ほんとに → Really/Truly.

All in all something along the lines of:
Really/Truly, it’s the first time I’ve seen (such a thing as) a gal who hits her head.

Which is basically 1to1 what you wrote in your translation. The deepl translation is making a more liberal translation and taking “the first time seen” to “never seen” but gets the point across too.

What I find funny the 頭を打つやつ is not specifying which head is hit. It’s just context that it is her own head she hit XD

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It did help, thanks :pray::grin: It didn’t seem that logical before the breakdown even tho I had all the elements. I think my expectations for what one says to a child after they hurt themselves contributed to my confusion (I expected to break it down into something like “You really hit your head huh, let me look at that first” or something) :sweat_smile:.

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To be fair seeing how yotsuba behaves normally and how unphased she seems by hitting her head I can’t fault him much. I still distinctly remember her climbing up a street light pole to imitate being a セミ in the first chapter o_O. And don’t get me started on her first time on the ブランコ ^^.

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Yeah, thinking about it I was the same when I was her age some 20+ years ago and my parents had roughly Koiwai’s (Kowai’s?) attitude:p So no judgment from me :upside_down_face:

I think she’s seeing the down elevator (but I could be wrong). Sounds to me like she’s contrasting that one to this one that she’s on.

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11 pages again, but I’ve done literally nothing else productive besides Wanikani and Anki :sweat_smile:

よつばと!vol1, cha5, pp160-170 🍀

——— 160 ———

おもしろかったなー

That was fun~

お!そーだ

Oh! That’s right

ラーメン食ってこう

Let’s eat ramen

おー

Oh

——— 161 ———

うまいか?

Is it good?

うん!

Yes!

らーらーらーめん

Ra-Ra-Rasputin~

ながいぞーうまいよー

So long and good~

だまってくえ

Quiet down

おじょーちゃんたまごおまけだ

I’ll give the young lady a free egg

やった

Yay

——— 162 ———

うまかったなー

That was delicious

おまけもらったしな

And you got it for free too

おまけーおまけーたまごがでてきてさーたいへーん

Free~ free~ egg come tooo meee (I’m just guessing here)

じんじゃみる

I’ll look at the temple!

ええ⁉︎

Wha!?

——— 163 ———

し、しんどいぞー

I- I’m tired

へいきだ

That’s okay :+1:

よーいどん!

Ready set go!

——— 164 ———

まけたー

I lost

どーだ、とーちゃん速いだろう

How’s that, dad is fast right

やっぱりとーちゃんはすげー‼︎

As expected dad is amazing!!

——— 165 ———

よつば

Yotsuba

おー

Ohh

——— 166 ———

すげー!ぜんぶみえる!

Amazing! I can see it all!

——— 167 ———

そーだなぁ…ぜんぶ?

Right?… it all?

あ、よつばんち!

A- my house!

——— 168 ———

家はあっちだ

Our house is that way

——— 169 ———

よし!

Alright!

復活!

Resurrection!

今度はしたまで競走だー

This time we’ll race down

勝った方はアイスクリーム‼︎

The winner gets ice cream!!

ずるいぞ‼︎

Unfair!!

——— 170 ———

アイスクリーム

Ice cream

あーわかった、わかった

Ah- I know, I know

その辺で買おう

Let’s buy it in that area

やったー‼︎

Yay!!

とーぢゃんもアイス食おう

I’ll eat ice cream as well

だめだ!とーちゃんまけたのにだめだー‼︎

That’s wrong!! You lost so you shouldn’t!!

じゃあよつばのわけてくれ

Then please share with me Yotsuba

あ、あー

A- ahh

——— end ———

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Hm...

162

I figure he’s describing the stairs as しんどい, that they are too tiresome/bothersome to climb.

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くえ is command for of 食う which is a rough way to say eat. So “Shut up and eat”

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Yeah, looking at the previous panel that does make more sense :ok_hand:

Thanks! :pray:

I don’t have much to say beyond noting that I’m irresponsibility prioritizing Japanese above uni stuff at the moment so I should probably get back on that horse again and slow down a little when it comes to Japanese:/

よつばと!vol1, cha6, 174-179 🍀

——— 174 ———

今日もまたくそ暑いわねぇ

It’s really hot again today huh

でも今日は風があるからいいよね

But it’s nice because there’s wind

——— 175 ———

クーラーしないのか?

Why not use the air conditioner

必要ありません、高いし

It’s not necessary, (it’s expensive)

ちきゆう…ほんはんばー

Global… whamin

窓開けてるとセミの声も聞こえるし

Besides, with the window open the “voices” of the cicadas are audible too

風鈴もあるし……夏らしくていいのよ

And also there’s the wind chimes…… it’s what summer is all about

——— 176 ———

セミすきか⁉︎

Du you like cicadas!?

うーん虫はねー

Well, they’re insects right

よつばはすきだ‼︎

I like them!!

そうねーいいわよねーセミ

Is that right, that’s good then, cicadas

すごい、すごい

Wow

ごちそーさま‼︎

Thanks for the meal

はい

You’re welcome

——— 177 ———

いくぞえな‼︎

Let’s go Ena!!

え?どこに?

Wha? Where to?

セミとりだ‼︎

Catching cicadas

私セミ捕りなんてしたことないよー?

I don’t know how to go about catching cicadas?

だいじょーぶだ、よつばがおしえてやる

That’s alright, I know what to do

——— 178 ———

あ、ジャンボのくるまだ‼︎

Ah, Jumbo’s car!!

——— 179 ———

セミとーだ‼︎

(We’re) catching cicadas!!

…せみとり?

… catching cicadas?

どこに捕りに行くんだ?

Where are you going to catch them?

……わからん

…… I don’t know

虫とりアミやカゴは?

What about bug catching nets and and a basket?

もってない!

I’m not bringing it (don’t have it)!

フッ、こいつ口のきき方を知らん

Heh, this kid speaks as though she knows (anything)

——— end ———

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A small note on this one. The てやる is a casual form of てあげる when you say it to someone lower than your status. So this means more “I’ll teach you”

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Cool, thank you for teaching me :grin:

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I read and transcribed 11 pages but then my sister offered me gin and tonic and I ended up socializing instead of studying:p I came back to translate at least one page before going to bed🙃

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I also discovered Wanikani progress background image generators today


I’ll be updating my lock screen every level, I feel motivated by it every time I pick up my phone and I look forward to seeing all the kanji light up and progress through the colors :stuck_out_tongue:

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よつばと!vol1, cha6, pp180 🍀

——— 180 ———

いいかよつば、俺はセミを捕らせたらプロ級だぜ

Listen Yotsuba, I’m a pro-rank cicada catcher

略してセミプロだ

A cicada catching-pro (or semi-pro)

おおっ

Ooh

よぉしついてこい

Alright, come along

とーちゃんもいこつ‼︎

Come along too dad!!

あーとーちゃんはいいや…仕事…

A, I can’t… work…

とーちゃんこないって!

Dad says he’s not coming!

とーちゃんはダメだなぁー

Your dad’s no good huh

とちゃんはダメだー‼︎

He’s no good!!

それじゃあ

Well then

そこに神社があるからそこで捕ろう、あそこいっぱいいるからな

There’s a temple (there?) let’s catch (cicadas) at that place, because there’s a lot of them there

——— end ———

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Hey there, it’s been a little time since I’ve seen you in the usual places and you mentioned being sick last time you did post there so I wanted to check in and make sure you’re doing alright.

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Thanks for checking in, that’s nice of you:) I’m doing okay (ish). I’m still not entirely recovered and I have exams coming up fast and lasting for over a month so I ended up dropping the read-every-day challenge. I would have made an announcement in the thread but the decision came in the form of a very gradual lowering of ambition that only recently reached zero:/

My Japanese studies at the moment consists of only Wanikani (10 lessons + reviews) and Anki (only reviews, no new cards). Other than that I spend 10-11 hours each day studying for my exams:p

I’ll be back at it after the ninth of June, so I’ll see you then I hope :wave::upside_down_face:

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Good to hear, mostly. I figured it was something like that since you also mention being busy, but because the timing was like that I figured I should make sure. There’s a bit of a bad sickness out there, so I’ve heard :no_mouth: .

Best of luck with the exams, and hey, good job managing to not totally drop the language learning.

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Small update: I’m mostly focused on my exams right now and my wanikani accuracy suddenly dropped recently from the 90s to the 70s, upping my leeches from my normal 10+ range to 30+ … So I’ve slowed lessons down to 5 per day until I get a handle on that.

I wouldn’t have felt like updating now if I didn’t also experience a tiny victory just now though. I’ve been patiently waiting for my enlightened items to reach a point where they would show up with a percentage in this graphic:

and they finaly did so just now :slightly_smiling_face: It’s nice how motivating these little user script widgets can be. Anyway, I’ll be back to regular updates with translation attempts after the ninth of June :+1: (ah, I see I said so in my last post as well, oh well)

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I hope that your studies are going well, Sleepy-san!! Good luck on exams :smiley:

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Thank you for checking in Shannon-8さん :slight_smile: I feel like my exams went well enough, grade-wise so far I’ve gotten an A, a B, and a C, in that order so I guess the remaing grade should be a D? :sweat_smile:

My jp studies are going well as well, I’m studying hard and I’m working hard so at the end of the day I haven’t been finding the time to really write any updates to my study log even though I’ve been meaning to:p In fact I was aiming to write an update yesterday, then I postponed it to today, but I still have a lot to do (gardening and housework at my mom’s :smiling_face:) so instead I’ll see if I can find the time tomorrow :upside_down_face:

I guess I’ll write up a small status update while I’m here tho:)

Currently I am and will be working full time until the start of the autumn semester, so on workdays between work and three SRSs (WK, anki, and Bunpro), + listening and a small bit of reading, I don’t really have time for any other projects. So anything else is relegated to days off from work, after I’ve studied jp for a few hours. But my work isn’t mentally draining so it feels sort of sustainable even though I’m not finding as much time for a lot of things as I would like (jp related and not).

I restarted Bunpro a couple weeks ago after my last exam, so now I’m almost halfway through N5 again. I’ll probably level up here on WK on monday for a 8 day level which is a fun pace but probably won’t be as fun when the enlightened and burn reviews start showing up during the school year :thinking:

ah, and I got my first :fire: burns :fire: a couple days ago :confetti_ball: :cake: :confetti_ball:

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Honestly, I can’t do anything more than work and Wanikani SRS (I can barely do my work LoL)… So you’re absolutely forgiven for slacking on posting! XD
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I’m very impressed with everything you are accomplishing! Congratulations on your “burns”!

Oh! and congratulations on your grades. Your last one will NOT be a D!!

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