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Learn Japanese with Anime - Keep Moving Forward

In this video we are going to analyse famous quotes from anime. Today we’re going to look at Edward’s quote from Fullmetal Alchemist.

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Analysis

立って歩け means “stand up and walk”. This て means “and” which links two actions.

前へ進め means “keep moving forward”. 前 means “forward” and へ is the particle which is used to indicate destination or direction. 進め itself means “move forward” but by adding 前へ you can emphasise “forward” which implies “Don’t look back. Keep moving forward.”

These 歩け and 進め are imperative form which is used to give an order or command. This form is rarely used by females as it sounds really blunt. Even when males use it, they add よ to make it sound less blunt.

あんたには立派な足がついてるじゃないか means “you have two good legs, don’t you?”

あんた is a casual version of あなた meaning “you” and 立派な足 means “two good legs”. AにBがついてる means “to have B on A”.

And this contrastive particle は is used to emphasise that SHE has two good legs, in contrast to Ed, who lost his left leg in an attempt to bring back his mother using human transmutation.

Finally, じゃない. I think many of you learned じゃない as a negative form used with a noun or な adjective such as, 元気じゃない。(I’m not well.) この傘は私のじゃない。(This umbrella is not mine.) But it can be used in affirmative sentences or tag questions to persuade someone, or show emotions such as surprise, joy, anger and so on depending on the context. And in this usage you can use it with an い adjective or verb as well. Also, finishing the sentence with じゃない is usually for female speech and じゃないか is for male speech. Nowadays both male and female, especially young people use じゃん instead.

So Ed is metaphorically telling her to walk with her two good legs but he is actually persuading her to live without depending on anything.

Sentences

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Quote

Stand up and walk. Keep moving forward. You have two good legs, don’t you?

〜て meaning “and” which links two actions or more

What do you always do after you go home?
I eat dinner, take a bath, and go to bed.

Imperative form which is used to give an order or command

Kill that guy!
Stop it already!

AにBがついてる meaning “to have B on A”

There is a stain on the wall.
I want a t-shirt with pockets.

じゃない used in affirmative sentences or tag questions

Look who is here, it’s YOU!
I TOLD YOU to do your homework!
You got a 100 on the test? That’s AWESOME!

Vocabulary

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aitsu
pronoun
  1. that guy (きゃつ and かやつ are masc.)
ashi
noun
  1. leg (esp. 脚,肢)
aruku
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to walk
anta
pronoun
  1. you (familiar form of あなた; oft. considered rude)
omou
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to think (想う has connotations of heart-felt)
kaeru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to return
korosu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to kill
shukudai
noun
  1. homework
susumu
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to advance; to go forward
tatsu
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to rise; to stand up
taberu
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to eat
dare
pronoun
  1. who (だあれ is emphatic or inquisitive)
tsuiteru
expression, ichidan verb
  1. to be attached; to have

Kanji

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Stroke Count
15 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. who, someone, somebody
Readings
Kun'yomi: だれ、たれ、た。
On'yomi: ズイ、スイ。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. hundred
Readings
Kun'yomi: もんど、ひゅく、ひゃっ、なり、どう、もも、ゆ、お。
On'yomi: ヒャク、ハク、ビャク。
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
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. eat, food
Readings
Kun'yomi: た.べる、く.う、く.らう、は.む、やしな.う。
On'yomi: イ、ジキ、ジ、ショク、シ。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. stop, halt
Readings
Kun'yomi: と.まる、と.める、とど.まる、とど.める、や.める、や.む、よ.す、-さ.し、-さ.す、-ど.め、-や.む、-と.める、-ど.まり、とど.め。
On'yomi: シ。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. stand up, rise, set up, erect
Readings
Kun'yomi: た.つ、た.てる、だて、たつ、たっ、だ.てる、たて、た.ち、つい、たち、-た.つ、-た.て、-だ.て、-た.てる、-だ.てる、た.ち-、た.て-、たて-。
On'yomi: リツ、リュウ、リットル。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. leg, foot, be sufficient, counter for pairs of footwear
Readings
Kun'yomi: た.す、た.る、た.りる、あし。
On'yomi: ソク。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. walk, counter for steps
Readings
Kun'yomi: ある.く、あゆ.む。
On'yomi: フ、ブ、ホ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. think
Readings
Kun'yomi: おも.う、おぼ.す、おもえら.く。
On'yomi: シ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. wind, air, style, manner
Readings
Kun'yomi: -かぜ、かぜ、かざ-。
On'yomi: フ、フウ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. homecoming, arrive at, lead to, result in
Readings
Kun'yomi: かえ.る、かえ.す、おく.る、とつ.ぐ。
On'yomi: キ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. meal, boiled rice
Readings
Kun'yomi: めし、いい、いり、え。
On'yomi: ボン、ハン。
Stroke Count
18 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. topic, subject
Readings
On'yomi: ダイ、テイ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. spot, point, mark, speck, decimal point
Readings
Kun'yomi: さ.す、つ.く、た.てる、つ.ける、ぼち、とぼ.す、とも.す。
On'yomi: テン。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. kill, murder, butcher, slice off, split, diminish, reduce, spoil
Readings
Kun'yomi: ころ.す、ごろ.し、そ.ぐ、-ごろ.し。
On'yomi: サツ、セイ、セチ、セツ、サイ。
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. 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. advance, proceed, progress, promote
Readings
Kun'yomi: すす.む、すす.める、のぶ。
On'yomi: シン。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. honorable, manipulate, govern
Readings
Kun'yomi: おん、お、おおん、み、お-、み-、おん-。
On'yomi: ゴ、ギョ。

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