Re zero Volume 1 Week 1 discussion

That’d be helpful :smiley: maybe the first post can be edited to reflect this

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Next week is up.

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Just read this first weeks reading. It took longer than I was expecting, there’s just so much unknown vocab here. But I think I can perservere and hopefully it will get easier as I go. I don’t have a whole lot to say about the story as someone who’s seen the anime. That does really help with the comprehension though :slight_smile:

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Sorry for bumping up an old thread, but this is my first book after a reading a lot of short articles and some manga. Vocab’s my biggest stumbling point with this. For example, I found 56 new words in part 2 alone, so I only have a foggy idea of what’s going on. I’m having trouble telling whether this is just what Kouichi calls first page syndrome or if this will be a persistent problem. Would it be a smarter decision to drop this book for now? Someone here categorized this book as advanced - would the material in the intermediate book club be easier to manage?

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Koichi might call it First Page Syndrome, but I would call it First Book Syndrome, haha :skull_and_crossbones:

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It’s probably not the easiest book to start with :sweat_smile:. But if you are enjoying it, go for it!

Vocab in this book is notably more difficult and diverse than in the intermediate clubs books. It was probably my 12th book, and I think I encountered well over 500 new words in the book, still.

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I think I learned 1400 words from my first book. 'Twas for kids :disappointed:

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I’m finally reading this book! :eyes: :sparkles: After all these years the book club has been running, and then done before I could start.

It’s going better than expected so far, I’m not completely lost :smiley: That’s a win :sunglasses:

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We’re just not doing the weekly threads anymore, we’re still reading on! All on different volumes though. :joy:

I’m looking forward to your comments!

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:muscle:t2:

Wow, I was not ready for this.

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Getting likes on this thread being like

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lol Re:Zero.
Volume 1 was the 14th book I read. And all my previous books apart from the very first were full-on light-novels or novels. But Re:Zero was by far the hardest book. Its like the author went out of his way to find weird words haha.

I’m on my 17th book right now and reading Kanae Minato’s Nのために and it’s a breeze compared to this. :sweat_smile:

btw I also read 無職転生 which is also isekai and very similar in theme to Re:Zero but it was much easier… so strange.

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Re Zero is the real test for Japanese learners.

It has been a long time since we started the book club, hasn’t it now.

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It absolutely has! Two years already…
Life has been getting in the way of me reading almost at all, sadly, so I’m kinda leaving a lot of things unread, such as this series :sweat_smile:

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So sorry to 邪魔する but I can’t seem to open the FloFlo Word List; it leads me to an error.

Does anyone have the files/other links for me to use? I’d love to start on a bit of vocab before starting my reads.

Thanks in advance for everyone’s time!

There is a new site with a bit of a different design but the same idea, koohi.cafe. You can find vocab lists for the first 6 books there. :slight_smile:

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There’s also Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World – Prebuilt decks – jpdb which basically does the same as FloFlo /Koohi but from what I saw, the vocab seems to be parsed much more correctly, and it doesn’t suffer the (in my opinion quite unfortunate, but ymmv) UI design decisions.

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I’ve used jpdb to export some word lists and I have to say I really preferred the Koohi/Floflo parsings despite some small errors. Jpdb wants to create a new entry out of like every word pair (god knows why they are even on jisho), so you end up with a lot of useless phrases (like 腕をくむ etc.) to delete. I end up deleting over half the deck.

I hear some of that got recently improved but to me it doesn’t look like it. Got a list just a few weeks ago.

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I really like to learn those collocations :woman_shrugging: I like to think that it helps me produce more natural Japanese. I even purposely add them to my Anki deck when I encounter them in a book. But of course if you’re only aiming for understanding, or if you can pick up those collocations just from reading, then I can see that it’s a lot of overhead.

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