すーちゃん~10

From page 66 to 72 Another great story about what you are and what you want to be, how to change and become someone better! 特集記事・とくしゅうきじ special feature article Su and the young Chika are talking about a 500 yen note. Chika finding it exciting and Su saying “懐かしい”. I had to check the Wikipedia…

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すーちゃん~9

From page 60 to 65. This is a very interesting story about Suchan’s workplace. It is a very different environment than Maichan’s but she has to face difficulties, too. Especially to keep smooth relationships with a bunch of young girls very sensible. I really like the way the author describes, in very simple drawings and…

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すーちゃん~8

From p.53 to 59. In this new story, Maichan has to go to the housewarming party of the managing director, as promised in the previous story. Even though it is Sunday, she has to give away this “part of her life” to work. Vocabulary: おおげさ grandiose, exagerated 帳消し・ちょうけし cancellation, writing off 媚・こび flattery, cajolery So, Maichan is…

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すーちゃん~6

My reading notes for the 6th story of すーちゃん, p.39 to 45. Reading Notes Suchan’s mother asks “彼氏はおらんの?” I guess that she is asking her daughter whether she has a boyfriend or not but I don’t understand the structure. Same for Suchan’s answer, she says that whether she has a boyfriend or not, it has…

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すーちゃん~5

  The 5th story of すーちゃん goes from p. 32 to 38. Looks like we will finally be introduced to manager Nakata! (see p.17) Reading Notes 発注・はっちゅう placing an order Suchan is thinking that two colleagues are “saboting” their work because they are discussing and laughing together. I like this word “サボる”, it means “to be…

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すーちゃん~4

Ready for the 4th story of すーちゃん! p.25 to 31. I’ll try to write more from now on, I realize that posting only vocabulary may seem too dictionary-like. “悪いけど… even if you don’t meant it”. Haha. I remember exactly the first time I learnt ”悪いけど” it was in the Ghibli studio film Ocean Waves. Not my…

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すーちゃん~3

My reading notes for the third story of すーちゃん by Masuda Miri. (p19 to 24) 気合を入れる・きあいをいれる means to motivate oneself, to give it one’s all. I had learnt this expression in one of my N2 books but it is the first time I encounter it. Maichan says 行くぞ・いくぞ to herself. I thought ぞ was very rude and…

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すーちゃん~2

My reading notes for the second story of すーちゃん by Masuda Miri. (p12 to 18) 水菜・みずな Some kind of green vegetable, the best thing to do is to Google-image it. キッシュ haha, didn’t recognize it. Quiche, from french. いつもの usual, habitual. So, Suchan explains that a Customer in her coffee shop said «same as usual» when she asked what…

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