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Learn Japanese with Anime - Want To Try Dying Once?

13 Sentences|46 Words|36 Kanji

Learn Japanese with Anime - Want To Try Dying Once?

In this video we’re going to analyse Ai Enma’s quote from Hell Girl (Jigoku Shoujo).

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Analysis

いっぺん means “one time”. You might know 一回 or 一度 which also means “one time”. They are interchangeable most of the time but いっぺん is more casual and colloquial. So you can also say 一回 or 一度死んでみる? but with いっぺん it sounds like dying is a very casual and easy thing which makes her sound more cruel.

But there are differences between them. いっぺん and 一度 can also be used as emphasis. On the other hand, 一回 is simply used for number of times. 

Also, いっぺん and 一度 followed by the particle に means “all at once” or “at the same time”. In this case, you don’t usually use 一回. 

死んでみる means “try dying”. The grammar formation is te-form of the verb plus みる and it means “try doing something”. For example, 食べてみる (try eating), 飲んでみる(try drinking), 聞いてみる(try listening), 見てみる(try looking), 読んでみる(try reading), 書いてみる(try writing). Please note that this みる always written in hiragana is different to the verb 見る meaning “to look”. Also, this phrase in a question is used for making suggestions.

Ai Enma’s Quote

Want to try dying once?

いっぺん/一度/一回 (one time/once)

Can I hit you once?
Please call me once you arrive at the station.
Say it one more time!

いっぺん/一度 (emphasis)

I want to try that thrill ride just once.
Please come visit us once.

一回 (number of times)

One person can only challenge this game once.
With five stamps, you can draw a raffle once.

いっぺんに/一度に (all at once, at the same time)

Please don’t ask me many things all at once.
I’m so unlucky that such bad things happened to me all at once.

Verb Te-Form + みる (try …ing)

It looks very difficult, but I will try taking the JLPT N1.
I’m not sure if I can do it, but I will try my best.
This sake is delicious. Do you want to try some?
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Vocabulary

ippen
adverbial noun
  1. one time; (all at) once
miru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. (usu. after the -te form of a verb) to try
shinu
godan verb, irregular nu verb, intransitive verb
  1. to die
naguru
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to strike; to hit
ichido
adverbial noun
  1. one time
denwa
noun, suru verb, no adjective
  1. telephone
kudasai
expression
  1. (after te-form of a verb or a noun prefixed with o- or go-) please do for me
mouikkai
expression
  1. once more
ano
pre-noun adjectival
  1. that (someone or something distant from both speaker and listener, or situation unfamiliar to both speaker and listener)
zekkyoumashin
noun
  1. rollercoaster; thrill ride
noru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to ride in
asobu
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to enjoy oneself; to have a good time
kuru
kuru verb, intransitive verb, auxiliary verb
  1. to come (spatially or temporally)
hitori
noun
  1. one person
kono
pre-noun adjectival
  1. this (something or someone close to the speaker (including the speaker), or ideas expressed by the speaker)
ikkai
adverbial noun
  1. one time
shika
particle
  1. only (used with a negative verb)
chousen
noun, suru verb
  1. challenge
hanko
noun
  1. seal (used for signature)
ko
counter
  1. counter for articles
hiku
godan verb, intransitive verb, transitive verb
  1. to pull
  2. to draw (a card)
ippenni
adverb
  1. at one time
takusan
na adjective, adverb, noun
  1. many
ichidoni
adverb
  1. all at once
konnani
adverb
  1. in this way
okiru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to occur (usu. of unfavourable incidents)
katashi
noun or verb acting prenominally
  1. difficult
ukeru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to take (lesson, test, damage)
dekiru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be able (in a position) to do; to be up to the task
wakaru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be understood
ganbaru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to try one's best
nihonshu
noun
  1. sake
nomu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to drink
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Kanji

Stroke Count
1 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. one, one radical (no.1)
Readings
Kun'yomi: ひと、ひと.つ、はじめ、てん、かづ、かつ、いる、まこと、かず、おさむ、か、かた、くに、さね、すすむ、たか、ただ、ち、のぶ、はじむ、ひ、ひじ、ひで、ひとし、まさし、もと、もろ、ひと-。
On'yomi: イチ、イツ。
Stroke Count
2 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. person
Readings
Kun'yomi: ひと、-と、-り。
On'yomi: ニン、ジン。
Stroke Count
3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac
Readings
Kun'yomi: こ、ね、-こ。
On'yomi: ス、シ、ツ。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. five
Readings
Kun'yomi: いつ、いつ.つ。
On'yomi: ゴ。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. day, sun, Japan, counter for days
Readings
Kun'yomi: -か、-び、ひ。
On'yomi: ジツ、ニチ。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things
Readings
Kun'yomi: もと。
On'yomi: ホン。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. part, minute of time, segment, share, degree, one's lot, duty, understand, know, rate, 1%, chances, shaku/100
Readings
Kun'yomi: わ.け、わ.かつ、わ.かる、わ.ける、わ.かれる。
On'yomi: ブ、フン、ブン。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. pull, tug, jerk, admit, install, quote, refer to
Readings
Kun'yomi: -び.き、ひ.き、ひ.く、ひ.き-、ひ.ける。
On'yomi: イン。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. -times, round, game, revolve, counter for occurrences
Readings
Kun'yomi: まわ.る、まわ.す、めぐ.る、めぐ.らす、-まわ.し、-まわ.す、-まわ.り、-まわ.る、か.える、まわ.し-、もとお.る。
On'yomi: エ、カイ、ウイ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. come, due, next, cause, become
Readings
Kun'yomi: く.る、き、こ、き.たす、き.たる、きた.す、きた.る。
On'yomi: ライ、タイ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. say
Readings
Kun'yomi: い.う、こと。
On'yomi: ゴン、ゲン。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. tale, talk
Readings
Kun'yomi: はな.す、はなし。
On'yomi: ワ、エ、カ。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. electricity
Readings
Kun'yomi: いなずま。
On'yomi: デン、テン。
Stroke Count
14 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. hear, ask, listen
Readings
Kun'yomi: き.く、き.こえる。
On'yomi: ブン、モン。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. death, die
Readings
Kun'yomi: し.ぬ、ころ.す、し.に-。
On'yomi: シ。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. accept, undergo, answer (phone), take, get, catch, receive
Readings
Kun'yomi: う.ける、う.かる、-う.け。
On'yomi: ジュ、ズ、シュウ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. ride, power, multiplication, record, counter for vehicles, board, mount, join
Readings
Kun'yomi: の.る、の.せる、の.り、のり、-の.り。
On'yomi: ジョウ、ショウ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. degrees, occurrence, time, counter for occurrences
Readings
Kun'yomi: -た.い、たび。
On'yomi: ト、ド、タク。
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
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. sake, alcohol
Readings
Kun'yomi: さけ、さか-。
On'yomi: シュ、シュウ。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. bad, vice, rascal, false, evil, wrong
Readings
Kun'yomi: わる.い、にく.む、いずく.にか、いずく.んぞ、-にく.い、あ.し、ああ、わる-、にく.い、いずくに、いずくんぞ。
On'yomi: アク、アク、オ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. don, arrive, wear, counter for suits of clothing
Readings
Kun'yomi: き.る、き.せる、つ.く、つ.ける、ぎ、-ぎ、-き.せ。
On'yomi: ジャク、チャク。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. play
Readings
Kun'yomi: あそ.ぶ、あそ.ばす、う、あす。
On'yomi: ユ、ユウ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. drink, smoke, take
Readings
Kun'yomi: の.む、の.み、-の.み。
On'yomi: オン、イン。
Stroke Count
14 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. station
Readings
Kun'yomi: うまや。
On'yomi: ヤク、エキ。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. war, battle, match
Readings
Kun'yomi: いくさ、たたか.う、おのの.く、そよぐ、わなな.く。
On'yomi: セン。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. judgement, signature, stamp, seal
Readings
Kun'yomi: わか.る。
On'yomi: バン、ハン。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. individual, counter for articles
Readings
On'yomi: コ、カ。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. lengthen, counter for bows & stringed instruments, stretch, spread, put up (tent)
Readings
Kun'yomi: は.る、は.り、ば.り、わり、はり、-は.り、-ば.り。
On'yomi: チョウ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. discontinue, beyond, sever, cut off, abstain, interrupt, suppress
Readings
Kun'yomi: た.つ、た.える、た.やす。
On'yomi: ゼチ、ゼツ、セツ。
Stroke Count
18 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. difficult, impossible, trouble, accident, defect
Readings
Kun'yomi: かた.い、むずか.しい、むつか.しい、にく.い、-がた.い、-にく.い、むづか.しい。
On'yomi: ナン、ナ、ダン、ダ。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. shout, exclaim, yell
Readings
Kun'yomi: さけ.ぶ。
On'yomi: キョウ。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. assault, hit, beat, thrash
Readings
Kun'yomi: なぐ.る、う.つ。
On'yomi: ウ、オウ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. challenge, contend for, make love to
Readings
Kun'yomi: いど.む。
On'yomi: チョウ、トウ、ジョウ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. everywhere, times, widely, generally
Readings
Kun'yomi: あまね.く。
On'yomi: ヘン。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. stubborn, foolish, firmly
Readings
Kun'yomi: かたく。
On'yomi: ゲン、ガン。

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