Geh...I'm not sure whether I should use their first names or their last names. (Their full names are listed in the scipt). The subtitles of each story uses each character's first name, but they generally address each other by their last names! I guess I'll stick to the latter, but I might or might not go back to change 1-4...
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5. Class allotment
Senjougahara: Araragi-kun, the two of us have been in the same class for three
Araragi: Although we only started speaking to each other after we became third
Senjougahara: "Just another of those secluded young women" is a considerably
Araragi: Eh? Really? That's somehow embarrassing...
Senjougahara: I was able to enjoy observing you as you were falling into ruin.
Araragi: That's just bad taste!
6. The five-day working week.
[Lit: Two days off every week. Until about the mid-1990s, it was government regulation that students went to school 6 days a week. Even now, the higher-level academic schools, both public and private, often retain this 6-day a week schedule.]
Kanbaru: I was really surprised when I found out that our school had classes even
Araragi: Because it's an academic school, right? Even the Happy Monday law only
Kanbaru: And having classes only until lunch would be refreshing!
Araragi: Seems to be called a half-holiday ["han-don"], that.
Kanbaru: By the way, Araragi-sempai, do you know how many public holidays
Araragi: Huh...no idea. Never tried counting them. How many?
Kanbaru: 15 days.
Araragi: Wow. That's quite a number. So we get over two weeks of holidays over a
Kanbaru: And also, there are 365 divided by 7, so around 52 Sundays. Altogether,
Araragi: If you put it that way, having Saturday off too makes for too many days off,
Araragi: If we're talking about tests, then this is the person to talk to. Hanekawa
Hanekawa: Why are you being so showy?
Araragi: Isn't there anything? About enthusiasm for tests? Or your unique
Hanekawa: Well...I really look forward to lunch...
8. The arts stream and the science stream
Hachikuji: It's not like you've stated it outright or anything, Araragi-san, but you're
Araragi: Huh? Ah...I haven't mentioned it before? Senjougahara, Hanekawa and
Hachikuji: Well, if you weren't, it'd have been unnatural for you and Senjougahara-
Araragi: What is Kanbaru, I wonder?
Hachikuji: She should be in the sports stream, right?
Araragi: And you'd be in the arts stream.
Hachikuji: I'm in the beautiful stream.
Araragi: If you're in the beautiful stream, than I'm a herbivore. *
Hachikuji: Is there anyone who's more carnivorous* than you are?
Araragi: And in that case, Kanbaru would be in the corrupt (girl) stream.
Hachikuji: You're good at pointless things, aren't you?
Araragi: Perhaps I could have done well even in the arts stream.
[*This is a reference to the "grass-eaters" that have become a major topic of discussion in Japan in recent years. Basically, herbivores tend to be passive and carnivores active in terms of relationships. Based on this conversation, both Hachikuji and Araragi obviously consider him to be a carnivore...but doesn't that contradict what happened with Senjougahara and Hanekawa?]