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Learn Japanese with Anime - The Only Ones Who Can Shoot Are Those Who Are Prepared To Be Shot

10 Sentences|36 Words|42 Kanji

Learn Japanese with Anime - The Only Ones Who Can Shoot Are Those Who Are Prepared To Be Shot

In this video we’re going to analyse Lelouch’s quote from Code Geass.

Analysis

The sentence looks long but it’s actually a very simple sentence structure, “A wa B da” which means “A is B”.

So first we are going to look at the A part “撃っていいの”.

撃って is the te-form of the verb 撃つ meaning “to shoot” and the verb te-form followed by いい means “can do something”. So 撃っていい means “can shoot”.

And the の particle makes what comes before into a noun​. It can be translated to “the one who” or “the thing which”. So 撃っていいの means “the ones who can shoot”.

Now we are going to look at the B part “撃たれる覚悟がある奴だけ”.

撃たれる is the passive form of 撃つ and it modifies 覚悟 meaning “mental preparation”, so 撃たれる覚悟 literally means “mental preparation to be shot”.

がある following a noun means “to have something”.

So 撃たれる覚悟がある literally is “to have mental preparation to be shot” which can be translated to “to be prepared to be shot” and this is the clause that modifies 奴 meaning “a person” in a casual and blunt way. So “撃たれる覚悟がある奴” means “those who are prepared to be shot”.

だけ means “only”.

Lelouch’s Quote

The only ones who can shoot are those who are prepared to be shot.

Verb Te-Form + いい (can do something)

Can we take photos in the art museum?
You can play games if you finish your homework.
Once the operation is done, you can drink alcohol.

の (makes what comes before into a noun)

verb + の

Speaking Japanese is fun.

i-adjective + の

As for tea, I like strong ones more than weak ones.

na-adjective + + の

I want a hair dryer but is there one which is quiet?

Noun + がある (to have something)

You have guts to stand up against that teacher.
I don’t have the courage to confess my feelings.
Your son is well-educated.
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Vocabulary

no
particle
  1. verb and adjective nominalizer (nominaliser)
kakugo
noun, suru verb
  1. resolution; preparedness
aru
godan verb (irregular), intransitive verb
  1. to have
yatsu
pronoun, no adjective
  1. (derogatory or familiar) he; she
bijutsukan
noun
  1. art gallery
shashin
noun
  1. photograph
toru
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to take (a photo)
shukudai
noun
  1. homework
owaru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to finish
shujutsu
noun, suru verb, no adjective
  1. (surgical) operation
osake
noun
  1. alcohol; sake
nomu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to drink
nihongo
noun, no adjective
  1. Japanese (language)
hanasu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to speak
tanoshii
i adjective
  1. enjoyable; fun
ocha
noun
  1. tea (usu. green)
usui
i adjective
  1. weak (taste, etc.)
koi
i adjective
  1. strong (flavour, smell, etc.)
suki
na adjective, noun
  1. liking
oto
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. sound
shizuka
na adjective
  1. quiet
sensei
noun
  1. teacher
hankou
noun, suru verb
  1. opposition; defiance
dokyou
noun
  1. courage; guts
kokuhaku
noun, suru verb, no adjective
  1. confession
  2. profession of love
yuuki
noun
  1. courage; bravery
musukosan
noun
  1. son
kyouyou
noun, suru verb, no adjective
  1. education
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Kanji

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. hand
Readings
Kun'yomi: -て、て、た-、て-。
On'yomi: ズ、シュ。
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
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. white
Readings
Kun'yomi: しろ、しら、しろ.い、か、あき、しら.む、もう.す、つくも、しら-。
On'yomi: ビャク、ハク、パイ。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. before, ahead, previous, future, precedence
Readings
Kun'yomi: さき、ま.ず。
On'yomi: セン。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. spirit, mind, air, atmosphere, mood
Readings
Kun'yomi: いき。
On'yomi: ケ、キ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. sound, noise
Readings
Kun'yomi: おと、ね。
On'yomi: オン、イン、-ノン。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. tea
Readings
On'yomi: チャ、ジャ、タ、サ。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. teach, faith, doctrine
Readings
Kun'yomi: おし.える、おそ.わる、ひさ、のり。
On'yomi: キョウ、コウ。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. music, comfort, ease
Readings
Kun'yomi: たの.しい、たの.しむ、かな.でる、この.む。
On'yomi: ガク、ラク、ゴウ。
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
14 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. word, speech, language
Readings
Kun'yomi: かた.る、かた.らう。
On'yomi: ゴ、ギョ。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. anti-
Readings
Kun'yomi: そ.る、そ.らす、かえ.る、かえ.す、た、そり、-かえ.る。
On'yomi: タン、ホン、ハン、ホ。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. copy, be photographed, describe
Readings
Kun'yomi: うつ.る、うつ.す、うつ.し、うつ-。
On'yomi: シャ、ジャ。
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
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. beauty, beautiful
Readings
Kun'yomi: うつく.しい、よ.い、うま.い、い.し。
On'yomi: ミ、ビ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. breath, respiration, son, interest (on money)
Readings
Kun'yomi: いき。
On'yomi: ソク、ショク。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. true, reality, Buddhist sect
Readings
Kun'yomi: ま、まこと、ま-。
On'yomi: しん、シン。
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. inn, lodging, relay station, dwell, lodge, be pregnant, home, dwelling
Readings
Kun'yomi: A、やど.る、やど.す、ぶすき、やけ、すく、やど。
On'yomi: シュク、シュ、スク、シュウ。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. end, finish
Readings
Kun'yomi: -お.わる、お.える、お.わる、つい、おわ.る、つい.に。
On'yomi: お.わる、お.える、シュ、シュウ、おわ.る、つい、つい.に、ばて。
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
16 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. building, mansion, large building, palace
Readings
Kun'yomi: やかた、たて、たち。
On'yomi: カン。
Stroke Count
18 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. topic, subject
Readings
On'yomi: ダイ、テイ。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. fond, pleasing, like something
Readings
Kun'yomi: この.む、い.い、す.く、よ.い。
On'yomi: コウ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. revelation, tell, inform, announce
Readings
Kun'yomi: つ.げる、い。
On'yomi: コウ、コク。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. courage, cheer up, be in high spirits, bravery, heroism
Readings
Kun'yomi: いさ.む、はや、お。
On'yomi: ユ、ユウ、ヨウ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. memorize, learn, remember, awake, sober up
Readings
Kun'yomi: おぼ.える、さ.ます、さ.める、さと.る。
On'yomi: カク、キョウ、コウ。
Stroke Count
14 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. quiet
Readings
Kun'yomi: しず、しず.か、しず.まる、しず.める、しづ、しず-。
On'yomi: ジョウ、セイ。
Stroke Count
15 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. foster, bring up, rear, develop, nurture
Readings
Kun'yomi: やしな.う。
On'yomi: ヨウ、リョウ。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. art, technique, skill, means, trick, resources, magic
Readings
Kun'yomi: すべ、ばけ。
On'yomi: ジュツ、ズチ、シュツ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. bosom, breast, chest, heart, feelings
Readings
Kun'yomi: むね、むな、むな-。
On'yomi: ク、キョウ。
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
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. guy, slave, manservant, fellow
Readings
Kun'yomi: やつ、やっこ。
On'yomi: ヌ、ド。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. confront, resist, defy, oppose
Readings
Kun'yomi: あらが.う。
On'yomi: コウ、ゴウ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. enlightenment, perceive, discern, realize, understand
Readings
Kun'yomi: さと.る、さと.り。
On'yomi: グ、ゴ。
Stroke Count
15 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. beat, attack, defeat, conquer
Readings
Kun'yomi: う.つ。
On'yomi: ゲキ、キャク、ケキ。
Stroke Count
15 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. snapshot, take pictures
Readings
Kun'yomi: と.る、つま.む、ど.り、-ど.り。
On'yomi: サチ、サツ。
Stroke Count
16 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. concentrated, thick, dark, undiluted
Readings
Kun'yomi: こ.い、の。
On'yomi: ノウ、ニュウ、ジョウ。
Stroke Count
16 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. dilute, thin, weak (tea)
Readings
Kun'yomi: うす.い、うす.める、うす.まる、うす.らぐ、うす.れる、すすき、-うす、うす-、うす.ら-。
On'yomi: バク、ハク。

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