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I am reading a comic book to learn more Chinese. I have some problems with seeing some characters in this older copy of a book (the Chinese character is sometimes too dark to distinguish strokes and scanning doesn't help).Thank you for any help finding the missing characters (I don't need the translations, per se but just seeing a clear copy of the character would be helpful).

There are multiple questions because I want to show the work in context. I could break these up into smaller questions but that would not be helpful to other learners (learning conversation) and would unnecessarily clog the website.

Pane 2 ( ? ➜ missing character )

这是什么?:What is this?

(?)(?):

Pane 3 ( ? ➜ missing character )

一定很好吃!: (It is) Certainly delicious!

(?): Not sure about the repeated character on the side but guessing its a sound?

Pane 4 ( ? ➜ missing character )

我(?)一次吃这裡(?)西。:

Pane 5 ( ? ➜ missing character )

谢谢你的(?)(?): Thank you for...

Doraemon-1-6

UPDATE

First to restate, thank you to everyone for helping me learn more Mandarin! I hope that asking about unrecognized characters is okay on this site. I am adding the new characters and meanings to my phrase book.

Below are the accepted answers:

Pane 2:

麻薯:potato? ok, I saw a picture and it looks like roasted rice cakes (aka Mochi or yakimochi)

(Turns out this was not so simple. The meaning is a reference to yakimochi - i.e. roasted rice cake. Which is funny in this context. It's a hidden joke by the author !💡 )

Pane 3:

咔咔:you are right, is a sound like kaka

Pane 4:

我头一次吃这种东西:It is my very first time eat something like this.

Pane 5:

谢谢你的招待:Thanks for your hospitality.

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closed as off-topic by 杨以轩, songyuanyao, NS.X., user3306356, congusbongus Aug 24 at 23:59

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Voting to close. Google translate, hand writing option is the correct tool for this. –  杨以轩 Aug 23 at 2:39
    
Your problem is difficulty with seeing characters. This has nothing to do with Chinese language. You just need to zoom in to enlarge the characters to see them. What you are doing now is littering the site with same comic questions and asking people to read for you. I don't think this is how the site should be utilized. –  杨以轩 Aug 23 at 2:49
    
There are more productive ways to do this like installing an OCR software and scanning the comic using a higher resolution. This is not even a translation problem as your title suggests. –  杨以轩 Aug 23 at 3:08
    
Updates to this answer showed that potato can be translated as mochi or yakimochi "roasted rice cakes". Which is a bit funny in the context of the story. –  Tommie C. Aug 23 at 6:54
    
Mochi is mochi, and nothing like potato... –  Semaphore Aug 23 at 8:07

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Pane 2:

麻薯:potato

Pane 3:

咔咔:you are right, is a sound like kaka

Pane 4:

我头一次吃这种东西:It is my very first time eat something like this.

Pane 5:

谢谢你的招待:Thanks for your hospitality.

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partial answer: pane 3:咔 [kā],pane 4 我頭(头)一次吃这種(种)東(东)西 pane 5: 谢谢你的招待

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