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Assassination Classroom - Chapter 24, page 18, second panel

What was the character about to say?

Assassination Classroom

  • If I had to guess, I would say Anbu from Naruto lol. Maybe the cutoff word is ambush? – krikara Aug 23 '13 at 3:40
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    @krikara "Ambush" looks right. – kuwaly Aug 23 '13 at 4:45
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    @krikara I like Anbu, but I also think "ambush training" is correct. Please add that as an answer and I'll mark it correct. – ton.yeung Aug 23 '13 at 13:55
  • The original reads: "待ち伏せ…いや木登りの特訓してるので", so yeah, ambush. – senshin Aug 23 '13 at 14:43
  • I knew senshin would come in here deciphering the Kanji. You should put it as an answer ^^ – krikara Aug 24 '13 at 0:41
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In Japanese, the panel reads:

ありがとねぇ ジャマな枝 切ってくれて

それにしても 君達えらく 身軽だね~

いえいえ

待ち伏せ…いや 木登り特訓 してるので

The translation in the OP post is a little bit off; a better translation of the last speech bubble is "It's because we were preparing an ambu-... er, practicing climbing trees." That is, they weren't doing "ambush training"; they were just lying in wait to ambush someone. (In other words, it's not 待ち伏せの特訓 that was elided - just 待ち伏せ.)

Anyway, the word in question is ambush.

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