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Learn Japanese with Anime - It’s Fried Noodles!

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Learn Japanese with Anime - It’s Fried Noodles!

In this video we’re going to analyse Mio Naganohara’s quote from Nichijou (My Ordinary Life).

Analysis

焼きそば is a Japanese dish of fried noodles which consists of vegetables, meat, and noodles made from flour, served mainly with Worcester sauce. The word “yakisoba” derives from yaki meaning “grilled or fried” and soba meaning “noodles”.

There are many foods that has 焼き in their name such as 焼き肉 (grilled meat), 焼き鳥 (grilled chicken), 焼き芋 (grilled sweet potato), たこ焼き (fried octopus ball), 卵焼き (Japanese omelette), たい焼き (fried sea bream-shaped pancake), どら焼き (fried gong-shaped pancake) and so on. The food that Yukko misheard is 焼き鯖 which is a grilled mackerel. You usually eat it with white rice because it’s a bit salty so Mio got angrier when she heard there was no rice.

だ makes a sentence declarative, attached to a noun or na-adjective.

よ is used to make the listener aware of the information. By using this particle, Mio is emphasising that she said 焼きそば to blame Yukko for mishearing her.

Here are some words which could be misheard.

  • 天気 (weather) and 電気 (lights, electric)
  • 待つ (to wait) and 持つ (to hold)
  • 紐 (string) and 芋 (potato)
  • 唐揚げ (deep-fried) and カラオケ (karaoke)
  • ゴリラ (gorilla) and ゴディバ (Godiva)

You can usually guess from the context but if you are not sure, you can use these useful phrases to ask them to repeat what they said. “Sorry, can you say that again?” In casual speech, ごめん、もう一回言ってくれる? In formal speech, すみません、もう一回言ってもらえますか?

Quote

It’s fried noodles!

Noun/Na-adjective + だよ (used to emphasise the information to blame someone)

Who messed up the room? – It’s YOU!
Why didn’t you wake me up? I’m going to be late!
I want a keepsake from Grandma. – Hey, Grandma is still fine!
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Vocabulary

yakisoba
noun
  1. fried soba
yo
particle
  1. (at sentence end) indicates indicates certainty, emphasis, contempt, request, etc.
chirakasu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to leave untidy
dare
pronoun, no adjective
  1. who
omae
pronoun, no adjective
  1. you (formerly honorific, now sometimes derog. term referring to an equal or inferior)
okosu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to wake someone
kureru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to do for one
obaachan
noun
  1. grandma
katami
noun
  1. memento
hoshii
i adjective
  1. wanted; desired
mada
na adjective, adverb
  1. still
genki
na adjective, noun
  1. health(y)
yakizakana
noun
  1. grilled fish
medamayaki
noun
  1. sunny-side-up fried eggs
shougayaki
noun
  1. pork fried with ginger
teriyaki
noun
  1. teriyaki (meat or fish marinated in sweet soy sauce and broiled)
yakibuta
noun
  1. roast pork
shootokeeki
noun
  1. shortcake
shoudokueki
noun
  1. antiseptic solution
touhyou
noun, suru verb, no adjective
  1. voting
toukyou
noun
  1. Tokyo (current capital of Japan)
hinketsu
noun
  1. anaemia
kinketsu
noun, no adjective
  1. running out of money
kenketsu
noun, suru verb
  1. blood donation
ponkotsu
noun
  1. piece of junk
tonkotsu
noun
  1. dish made with pork belly and bones, simmered with miso, sake, vegetables, etc. (from Kagoshima)
kentakkii
noun
  1. Kentucky
sentakuki
noun
  1. washing machine (laundry)
tegami
noun, no adjective
  1. letter
kegani
noun
  1. hair crab (Erimacrus isenbeckii)
hokkairo
noun
  1. (chemical) body warmer
hokkaidou
noun
  1. Hokkaido (northernmost of the four main islands of Japan)
ninjin
noun
  1. carrot
rinjin
noun, no adjective
  1. neighbour
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Kanji

Stroke Count
2 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. person
Readings
Kun'yomi: ひと、-と、-り。
On'yomi: ニン、ジン。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. hand
Readings
Kun'yomi: -て、て、た-、て-。
On'yomi: ズ、シュ。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. jewel, ball
Readings
Kun'yomi: -だま、たま、たま-。
On'yomi: ギョク。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. life, genuine, birth
Readings
Kun'yomi: い.きる、い.かす、い.ける、う.む、う.まれる、は.える、は.やす、お.う、なま、き、あい、あさ、あり、あらは.る、あ.る、あれ、い、いか、いき、いく、いけ、う、うぶ、うまい、うまは.る、うまる、うる、え、お、おい、おいし.く、おお、おき、おや、おや.す、おゆ、きつ、ぎゅう、くるみ、ごせ、さ、さん、すぎ、すすむ、せ、そ、そう、たか、ちる、なじ、な.す、なせ、なば、なり、なる、な.る、にう、にゅう、ぬく、のう、のり、ばい、はえ、はさま、ふ、ぶ、ふゆ、み、む、む.す、もう、や、ゆ、よ、よい、よど、りゅう、-う、う.まれ、なま-、うま.れる、うまれ。
On'yomi: しょう、セイ、サン、ショウ。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. eye, class, look, insight, experience, care, favor
Readings
Kun'yomi: -め、め、ま-。
On'yomi: ボク、モク。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. spirit, mind, air, atmosphere, mood
Readings
Kun'yomi: いき。
On'yomi: ケ、キ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. see, hopes, chances, idea, opinion, look at, visible
Readings
Kun'yomi: み.る、み.える、み.せる。
On'yomi: ケン、ゲン。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. gold
Readings
Kun'yomi: かね、かな、-がね、かな-。
On'yomi: コン、キン、ゴン。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. beginning, former time, origin
Readings
Kun'yomi: もと、はじめ。
On'yomi: ゴン、ゲン、ガン。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. fur, hair, feather, down
Readings
Kun'yomi: け。
On'yomi: モ、モウ、ボウ。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. north
Readings
Kun'yomi: きた。
On'yomi: ホク、ペイ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. what
Readings
Kun'yomi: なに、なん、あが、なに.の、なん.の、なん.ぞ、いず.れ、なに-、なん-。
On'yomi: ガ、カ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. shape, form, style
Readings
Kun'yomi: かたち、かた、-がた、なり。
On'yomi: ギョウ、ケイ。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. capital, 10**16
Readings
Kun'yomi: みやこ。
On'yomi: キョウ、ケイ、キン、南京。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. east
Readings
Kun'yomi: ひがし、あずま。
On'yomi: ツウ、トウ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. in front, before
Readings
Kun'yomi: まえ、さき、-まえ。
On'yomi: ゼン、セン。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. sea, ocean
Readings
Kun'yomi: うみ。
On'yomi: ハイ、カイ、唐音。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. paper
Readings
Kun'yomi: かみ。
On'yomi: シ。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. fish
Readings
Kun'yomi: さかな、うお、お、な、-ざかな。
On'yomi: ゴ、ギョ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. road-way, street, district, journey, course, moral, teachings
Readings
Kun'yomi: みち。
On'yomi: ドウ、トウ。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. blood
Readings
Kun'yomi: ち。
On'yomi: ケチ、ケツ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. throw, discard, abandon, launch into, join, invest in, hurl, give up, sell at a loss
Readings
Kun'yomi: な.げる、-な.げ。
On'yomi: ズ、トウ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. roof, house, shop, dealer, seller
Readings
Kun'yomi: や、た。
On'yomi: オク。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. extinguish, blow out, turn off, neutralize, cancel
Readings
Kun'yomi: け.す、き.える。
On'yomi: ショウ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. rouse, wake up, get up
Readings
Kun'yomi: お.きる、お.こす、お.こる、おこ.す、た.つ。
On'yomi: コ、キ。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. section, bureau, dept, class, copy, part, portion, counter for copies of a newspaper or magazine
Readings
Kun'yomi: へ、べ、-べ。
On'yomi: フ、ブ、ホ。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. lack, gap, fail, yawning radical (no. 76)
Readings
Kun'yomi: か.ける、か.く、あくび。
On'yomi: ケチ、コン、ケン、ケツ。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. nonplussed, three, going, coming, visiting, visit, be defeated, die, be madly in love
Readings
Kun'yomi: まい.る、まじわる、みつ、まい-。
On'yomi: サン、シン、ソン。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. poison, virus, venom, germ, harm, injury, spite
Readings
Kun'yomi: ぶす。
On'yomi: ダイ、ドク、タイ、トク。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. ballot, label, ticket, sign
Readings
On'yomi: ヒョウ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. scatter, disperse, spend, squander
Readings
Kun'yomi: ち.る、ち.らす、ち.らかす、ち.らかる、ばら、ちる、-ち.らす。
On'yomi: サン。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. bake, burning
Readings
Kun'yomi: や.く、や.ける、や.き、やき、やい、-や.き、や.き-。
On'yomi: ショウ。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. illuminate, shine, compare, bashful
Readings
Kun'yomi: て.る、て.らす、て.れる、てる、あき。
On'yomi: ショウ。
Stroke Count
16 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. mechanism, opportunity, occasion, machine, airplane
Readings
Kun'yomi: はた、おり。
On'yomi: ケ、キ。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. fluid, liquid, juice, sap, secretion
Readings
On'yomi: ヤク、エキ。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. poverty, poor
Readings
Kun'yomi: まず.しい。
On'yomi: ビン、ヒン。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. wash, inquire into, probe
Readings
Kun'yomi: きよ、よし、あら.う。
On'yomi: セン、サイ、セイ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. skeleton, bone, remains, frame
Readings
Kun'yomi: ほね。
On'yomi: コチ、コツ。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. longing, covetousness, greed, passion, desire, craving
Readings
Kun'yomi: ほ.しい、ほっ.する。
On'yomi: ヨク。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. pork, pig
Readings
Kun'yomi: ぶた。
On'yomi: ドン、トン。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. offering, counter for drinks, present, offer
Readings
Kun'yomi: たてまつ.る。
On'yomi: コン、ケン。
Stroke Count
16 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. neighboring
Readings
Kun'yomi: となり、とな.る、ちか。
On'yomi: リン。
Stroke Count
17 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. laundry, wash, pour on, rinse
Readings
Kun'yomi: すす.ぐ、ゆす.ぐ。
On'yomi: ダク、タク。
Stroke Count
15 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. who, someone, somebody
Readings
Kun'yomi: だれ、たれ、た。
On'yomi: ズイ、スイ。

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