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Learn Japanese with Anime - We Saw It Through To The End!

9 Sentences|34 Words|34 Kanji

Learn Japanese with Anime - We Saw It Through To The End!

In this video we’re going to analyse Honoka’s quote from Love Live (anime scene edited).

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Analysis

やり遂げた is the past tense of やり遂げる. It is a compound verb which has two verbs in one word. The first verb is やり which is the stem of the masu-form やります meaning “to do” and the second one is 遂げる which means “to achieve” or “accomplish” so やり遂げる means “to see something through“ or “to bring something to completion”. It is usually used for something that is hard to accomplish. 

よ is a sentence ending particle that is used when the speaker is telling something that the listener doesn’t know. So in this scene, Honoka is telling that they did it to her past self who said “let’s see this through” in her flashback.

最後 means “last” or “end”.

まで means “until”.

So 最後まで means “until the end”.

As you know, in Japanese, a verb usually comes at the end of a sentence so it’s supposed to be 最後までやり遂げたよ! But you can change the word order when you want to emphasise, make the sentence catchy or make it sound more emotional.

Honoka’s Quote

We saw it through to the end!

やり遂げる (to see something through)

When I saw the difficult assessment through, I was about to cry.
I didn’t feel good but I managed to accomplish the university entrance exam.
I want to complete an 50km marathon some day.

Note

The difference between やり遂とげる and 成なし遂とげる:

  • やり遂げる – focuses on completion whether it’s a success or not. 
  • 成し遂げる – focuses on success
I accomplished the entrance exam.
I successfully passed the university entrance exam.

最後まで

He already graduated but he was an asshole until the end.
I fell asleep in the middle of the movie so I couldn’t watch it until the end.
The audiences in the comedy live were quiet from the beginning to the end.
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Vocabulary

yaritogeru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to accomplish
saigomade
expression
  1. to the end
muzukashii
i adjective
  1. difficult
kadai
noun
  1. subject; task; challenge
souninatta
expression
  1. almost (did)
toki
adverbial noun, noun
  1. occasion; moment
taichou
noun
  1. physical condition
daigaku
noun
  1. post-secondary education institution, incl. university, college, etc.
nyuugakushiken
noun
  1. entrance examination
nantoka
expression, adverb, noun
  1. somehow
nyuushi
noun, no adjective
  1. entrance examination
goukaku
noun, suru verb
  1. passing (e.g. exam)
nashitogeru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to accomplish
mou
adverb, interjection
  1. already
sotsugyou
noun, suru verb, no adjective
  1. graduation
aitsu
pronoun, no adjective
  1. that guy
iya
na adjective, noun
  1. detestable
yatsu
pronoun, no adjective
  1. (derogatory or familiar) he
eiga
noun, no adjective
  1. movie
tochuu
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. in the middle of
neru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to sleep (lying down)
shimau
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to do something completely
miru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to see
owarai
noun
  1. comical (story, song)
raibu
noun, noun or verb acting prenominally
  1. live performance
kankyaku
noun
  1. audience
saisho
no adjective, adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. beginning
kara
particle
  1. from (e.g. time, place, numerical quantity)
shiinto
adverb
  1. silently (as the grave)
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Kanji

Stroke Count
2 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. enter, insert
Readings
Kun'yomi: い.る、はい.る、-い.り、-い.る、-い.れ、い.れる。
On'yomi: ジュ、ニュウ、ジュウ。
Stroke Count
3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. large, big
Readings
Kun'yomi: おお、おお.きい、おお.いに、もと、まさる、ひろし、はじめ、とも、たかし、おう、わ、うふ、-おお.いに、おお-。
On'yomi: ダイ、ダ、タイ、タ。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. in, inside, middle, mean, center
Readings
Kun'yomi: なか、うち、あた.る。
On'yomi: チュウ、ジュウ。
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. study, learning, science
Readings
Kun'yomi: まな.ぶ、まな、まなぶ。
On'yomi: ガク。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. fit, suit, join, 0.1
Readings
Kun'yomi: あ.う、あ.わせる、-あ.い、-あ.う、-あ.わせる、-あい、あ.い、あ.わす、あい-。
On'yomi: ゴウ、コウ、カッ、ガッ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. body, substance, object, reality, counter for images
Readings
Kun'yomi: からだ、かたち。
On'yomi: タイ、テイ。
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
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. brush-stroke, picture
Readings
Kun'yomi: えが.く、か.く、かぎ.る、はか.る、かく.する、はかりごと。
On'yomi: エ、ガ、ワク、カイ、カク。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. behind, back, later
Readings
Kun'yomi: うし.ろ、おく.れる、のち、あと、うしろ。
On'yomi: グ、コウ、ゴ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. time, hour
Readings
Kun'yomi: とき、-どき。
On'yomi: ジ、シ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. guest, visitor, customer, client
Readings
Kun'yomi: まろうど。
On'yomi: キャク、カク。
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
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. business, vocation, arts, performance
Readings
Kun'yomi: わざ、のぶ、なり。
On'yomi: ゴウ、ギョウ。
Stroke Count
15 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. tune, tone, meter, key (music), writing style, prepare, exorcise, investigate
Readings
Kun'yomi: ととの.う、ととの.える、しら.べる、しら.べ。
On'yomi: ジョウ、チョウ。
Stroke Count
18 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. topic, subject
Readings
On'yomi: ダイ、テイ。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. turn into, become, get, grow, elapse, reach
Readings
Kun'yomi: な.る、な.す、-な.す。
On'yomi: ジョウ、セイ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. first time, beginning
Readings
Kun'yomi: はつ、はじ.め、そ.める、うい、-ぞ.め、-そ.める、うい-、はつ-、はじ.めて。
On'yomi: ソ、ショ。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. graduate, soldier, private, die
Readings
Kun'yomi: お.える、お.わる、そっ.する、ついに、にわか。
On'yomi: シュチ、ソチ、シュツ、ソツ。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. cry, weep, moan
Readings
Kun'yomi: な.く。
On'yomi: コウ、キュウ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. laugh
Readings
Kun'yomi: わら.う、え.む、えみ。
On'yomi: ショウ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. utmost, most, extreme
Readings
Kun'yomi: もっと.も、つま.む、つま。
On'yomi: サイ、シュ。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. test, try, attempt, experiment, ordeal
Readings
Kun'yomi: ため.す、こころ.みる。
On'yomi: シ。
Stroke Count
15 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. chapter, lesson, section, department, division, counter for chapters (of a book)
Readings
On'yomi: カ。
Stroke Count
18 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. outlook, look, appearance, condition, view
Readings
Kun'yomi: み.る、しめ.す。
On'yomi: カン。
Stroke Count
18 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. verification, effect, testing
Readings
Kun'yomi: あかし、しるし、ため.す、ためし。
On'yomi: ケン、ゲン。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. status, rank, capacity, character, case (law, grammar)
Readings
Kun'yomi: いた.る、いた.す、ただ.す、から.む。
On'yomi: コウ、キャク、カク、ゴウ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. reflect, reflection, projection
Readings
Kun'yomi: うつ.す、うつ.る、は.える、ば.え、てる、あきら、-ば.え。
On'yomi: ヨウ、エイ。
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
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. guy, slave, manservant, fellow
Readings
Kun'yomi: やつ、やっこ。
On'yomi: ヌ、ド。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. route, way, road
Readings
Kun'yomi: みち。
On'yomi: ズ、ド、ト。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. consummate, accomplish, attain, commit (suicide)
Readings
Kun'yomi: と.げる、つい.に。
On'yomi: ズイ、スイ。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. dislike, detest, hate
Readings
Kun'yomi: きら.う、きら.い、いや。
On'yomi: ゲン、ケン。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. lie down, sleep, rest, bed, remain unsold
Readings
Kun'yomi: ね.る、ね.かす、い.ぬ、みたまや、や.める。
On'yomi: シン。

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