As always: I appreciate any help provided. Thanks again.
I am reading Doraemon (or at least I am trying to read it) and sometimes I can't quite see the character while other times I have an issue with context. In this case, I am just not familiar enough to discern the missing characters (?).
Here is what I see so far,
真年過 (?) 開
是定一年今好事(?)(?) (EDIT: I think this is 連)
Can anyone share the character(s) I am missing based on the image below?
Have I missed any other characters in this frame?
BTW - This is from a Doraemon comic book collection that a friend shared with me. Some one explained to me that this character has at times been depicted speaking in Japanese, Taiwanese, Mandarin, and Cantonese. As a result there are nuances throughout the series which are regional. If there are any regional variations in meaning that stand out please share.
1) Changed the title to better reflect the related questions that I have on this topic.
2) Accepted Answers
3) I also learned from these answers/comments how the comic should be read (right to left) top-bottom.