Hunter × Hunter | Week 9 🐸

Week 9 22 October 2022
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Looks like I’m a bit behind, but there were a few parts of this chapter I had some trouble with. If anyone can help me out, I’d appreciate it!

On page 108:

Summary

I’m just having a little trouble breaking down what the navigator is saying here:

そのまさかさ

ここなら 誰も 応募者が数百万人とも言われてる

ハンター試験の会場だとは思わないだろ?

Page 110:

Summary

I more or less understand what’s being said here, but I’m a little confused by the use of 奴, which I thought was singular, but that doesn’t seem to be the case here?

新人の中には余りに過酷なテストに途中で精神をやられてしまう奴

ベテラン受験者のつぶしによって
二度とテストを受けられない体になってしまった奴などざららしい

Page 123:

Summary

The パンツをはいて part is what I’m a little confused about… is it just 履いて without the kanji for some reason, or is it something else entirely?

お前ら もう パンツをはいて テストを受けることすらできないぜ!!

I think that’s everything I wasn’t able to figure out on my own. Thanks again if anyone can help!

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page 108

そのまさかさ

“That’s not true”

ここなら誰も応募者が数百万人とも言われてるハンター試験の会場だとは思わないだろ?

This is two belong together, and it’s made up of several subsentences.
“応募者が数百万人とも”
とも can be interpreted like “even if it’s x, it’s possible”, or in this case just something along the lines of “there are millions of applicants”.

“応募者が数百万人とも言われてる”
It is said to be millions of applicants

“ハンター試験の会場”
The meeting place of the hunter exam

“応募者が数百万人とも言われてるハンター試験の会場だ”
This is the meeting place of the hunter exam with millions of applicants

“誰も…とは思わないだろ”
Noone would think… huh?

“ここなら誰も応募者が数百万人とも言われてるハンター試験の会場だとは思わないだろ?”
Noone would think, that this is the meeting place for the hunter exam with millions of applicants, huh?

page 110

I’m pretty sure you can use it both singular and plural, but 奴ら is just preferred for more people. Though feel free to correct me if I’m wrong.

page 123

yeah, guess this is just one of those cases, where the kanji didn’t make it

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Week 10 is now (a)live and well!

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Those are good questions that I didn’t think about while reading.

About p.110: I think クラピカ used 奴 (singular) because he’s giving examples of the types of guys with など(等) (examples within a larger group):
…奴 (implicit や) …奴などざららしい

It seems like 奴らなど (奴等等 in kanji) would be redundant.

About p.123: I didn’t know this before looking it up, but I think パンツをはいて would be written as パンツを穿いて in kanji. 穿くfor putting on items of clothing on the lower body instead of 履く used for putting on footwear. (「履く」と「穿く」の違い).

Apparently 穿 isn’t a Jyōyō Kanji (常用漢字) so maybe that’s why it was written kana?

Edit: It’s curious that a common verb like for putting on underwear, pants, skirt, etc. would use a non-Jyōyō Kanji. Looking online though, it seems most context sentences write it in hiragana.

I found this on 使い分け:

はく

〔靴などを足につける〕上履き、靴・スリッパ・草履を履く、げたを履かせる、履物

はく←(穿)〔ズボンなどを身につける〕靴下・スカート・ズボン・はかまをはく

はく←(佩)〔腰につける〕太刀をはく

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Wow, thanks so much (both of you)! The explanations and links were super helpful!

That’s really interesting about はく - had no idea there would be a different kanji, or that the alternate wouldn’t be used for that reason. Definitely odd, but now that you’ve explained it, it kinda makes sense why it’s written in hiragana, so I’ll just have to remember in the future that it’s often written that way.

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