Doggy Detectives 2! ใŠใ‹ใ‚ใ‚Š Week 6 Discussion ๐Ÿถ

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Story 2: ใ†ใชใŽ็—…้™ข ๅฎŸ้จ“

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This is my first Japanese book. Its slow and I get about half of it, but it is very enjoyable. Thanks for all the help so far.
I do find it hard to work out who is doing things to whom. For example
page 56 The sentence beginning ใŠใ‚Œ.
From looking things up I think it means Spritz is biting (Edward ?) with all his strength, but it seems unlikely. Is there a way to know the subject of the sentence?

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I havenโ€™t had a chance to read the chapter yet, but the picture seems to suggest that Spitz does indeed chomp down lol

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Hi Linda ! I noticed that youโ€™re level 6, just curious about how youโ€™re feeling with your reading skills so far, Iโ€™d like to buy some jp beginner books in the near future (:

Well I am looking up practically everything, and having to guess a lot. Jisho often has several meanings for every word and of course it is hard to tell where the words start and end. But it is great having other people asking questions and giving answers as you are reading along. I wouldnโ€™t have attempted it without the stimulus and support of the group. I just do one page per day- and some of them are really short. For me the satisfaction of reading something real outweighs the pain of doing it. And it is definitely a little bit less baffling now that I have done a few pages. At the absolute beginner level the books have very few kanji- and they have hiragana above them. So your reading ability will depend on your wider knowledge of Japanese vocabulary and grammar, rather than kanji.

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Are you aware that most of the vocab has been sorted for us in the Google Doc at the top of this thread - it will save you a lot of time and mental effort :slightly_smiling_face:


And you can use for this :slight_smile: Itโ€™s a lifesaver when you just start reading.


I beg your pardon - Iโ€™ve just seen that this weekโ€™s list hasnโ€™t been filled in yet!

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Very interesting ! Thank you for letting me know (: - Hope I can become a powerful level 6 such as yourself soon !

As someone who just hit level 32, I can say that I JUST learned the kanji in order to read the title ใ‚ใ‚“ใ‚ใ‚“ๆŽขๅตๅ›ฃใ€‚

Joking aside, I count the book clubs as almost completely independent to WK level. Knowing more kanji/vocab does make things a bit easier to go faster (less looking things up), but wonโ€™t help with comprehension other than knowing the meaning of the parts.

The book club really helped me value the importance of learning grammar and gives the motivation to learn it. Definitely donโ€™t get discouraged, and youโ€™ll be sure to start picking up speed as we go.


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Japanese sentences are often โ€˜subjectlessโ€™ (there is of course a subject, but it is not explicitly stated), so it may be more helpful to look for clues to find the object, and in this sentence it is marked by ใซ.

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Thanks but it was the later sentence beginning with ใŠใ‚Œ I was having problems with. It doesnt have ใซ