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Hi Guy's
I have few questions in regards to a book I'm reading.
1: 万寿ちゃんは、動物園で見た子どものオランウータンそっくりやった。
What is this やった?
2:三年二組の矢島センセは、作文が大好きで次から次へと作文を書かせる。楽しいかった遠足に、がんばった運動会。
Is it usual to have 先生 written with katakana?
Also I see they use the particle に to express "on this and this" i.e a assignment on subjects like " fun excursions and trying hard at the sportsday"
I have not encountered this before is this just another use of the particle?

3: 学校は毎日楽しいのになあ。作文だけがなやみのたね。なんとかならへんやろうか。
What does なんとかならへんやろうか mean? ....somehow? how can we do this?
4: なんで大人は子どもに、大きくなったら何になりたいの?なんて聞くんやろ。
Again what is the purpose of this やろ。

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Kansai dialect going on here

やった = だった
ならへんやろう = ならないだろう
やろ = だろ(う)

What's the book?
 
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Kansai dialect going on here

やった = だった
ならへんやろう = ならないだろう
やろ = だろ(う)

What's the book?
Thanks mikesan.
The book is called さよなら宇宙人
The book has a lot of dialogue, so I hope I don't get stuck continuously by this.
Is there a trick you have learnt while studying that helps with the different dialects and slang when reading and/or listening?
 

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楽しいかった遠足に、
楽しかった(い is unnecessary)

Is it usual to have 先生 written with katakana?
センセ is used to describe the colloquial/slangy pronunciation to call a teacher friendly in Kansai dialect.

Also I see they use the particle に to express "on this and this" i.e a assignment on subjects like " fun excursions and trying hard at the sportsday"
I have not encountered this before is this just another use of the particle?
に is for listing examples there.


4[並助]並列・列挙・添加・取り合わせを表す。「バター―チーズ―牛乳」
「月―むら雲、花―嵐」
に[格助接助終助並助]の意味 - 国語辞書 - goo辞書
 
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楽しかった(い is unnecessary)


センセ is used to describe the colloquial/slangy pronunciation to call a teacher friendly in Kansai dialect.
Very interesting, I can't think of any slang word in English which might mean friendly teacher.
 

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Very interesting, I can't think of any slang word in English which might mean friendly teacher.
I think he meant it's a friendly way to address a teacher, not a way to say friendly teacher. In American slang there's teach. Like "hey teach how ya doin?" (I'm picturing Vinnie Barbarino saying this to Mr. Kotter though I don't know if he actually ever did.)
 
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Hi guys,
if it's not too much trouble i would like to see if my interpretation of dialogue is correct.
A week or two back I received some help from members on も。e.g 何も 誰も etc.
万寿ちゃん has just been asked by 陽子ちゃん if she could keep a secret. She replies with...

組の子にもセンセにもお兄ちゃんにも、誰にもいいません。陽子ちゃん、作文に書くほうも、作文へんほうも、おしえてください。

neither my classmates, teacher or brother, I won't say anything to anyone.
please show me the right and wrong ways to write an assignment.

How is that?
 

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She doesn't mention about "anything" in the first sentence.
作文へんほうも doesn't make sense.
 

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I won't say it to anyone.
The speaker is asking 陽子ちゃん to tell both what she will write in the composition and what she won't.
 
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I won't say it to anyone.
The speaker is asking 陽子ちゃん to tell both what she will write in the composition and what she won't.
Thanks. I was thinking that the ほう was like what would be good write/ what would not be good to write, that's why I interpreted as good and bad.
 
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