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Learn Japanese with Anime - A Flat Chest Is A Status Symbol!

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Learn Japanese with Anime - A Flat Chest Is A Status Symbol!

In this video we’re going to analyse Konata’s quote from Lucky Star (Raki☆Suta).

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Analysis

貧乳はステータスだ

This is the simple grammar “A は B だ” meaning “A is B”. は is the particle which indicates the topic of the sentence and だ is attached to a noun or na-adjective to make the statement declarative.

貧乳 means “flat chest”. The kanji literally means “poor breast”.

ステータス means “status” or “status symbol“. It’s usually used for something valuable such as a watch, car, credit card, occupation and so on, which shows a person’s social status. So she is saying “having a flat chest is one of the valuable things in society”.

希少価値だ

This time the topic is omitted as it’s clear that she is still talking about “a flat chest”.

希少価値 means “precious rarity” or “rarity value”. The kanji 希 means “rare”, 少 means “few” and 価値 means “value”. So it’s used for something that rarely exists which makes it more valuable.

Konata’s Quote

A flat chest is a status symbol! It’s a precious rarity!

ステータス (status, status symbol)

During the bubble period, cars and watches were male status symbols.
National qualifications have high social status.
I bought a designer bag in order to make my status look higher.

希少価値 (precious rarity)

A rare and valuable ancient coin has been discovered.
In the business world, the ability to speak more than three languages makes you more valuable.
Nowadays, flip phones are precious rarities.
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Vocabulary

kishoukachi
noun
  1. very precious
hinnyuu
noun, no adjective
  1. tiny breasts
jidai
noun (temporal), noun
  1. period
tokei
noun
  1. watch
kokka
noun
  1. country; nation
shikaku
noun
  1. qualifications
miseru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to show; to display
koukyuu
na adjective, noun, no adjective
  1. high class
kau
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to buy
kodai
na adjective, adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. ancient times
kouka
noun
  1. coin
hakken
noun, suru verb
  1. discovery
sekai
noun
  1. the world; society
kakokugo
counter
  1. counter for languages
ijou
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. ... and more
hanasu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to speak
takamaru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to rise; to be promoted
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Kanji

Stroke Count
3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. above, up
Readings
Kun'yomi: あ.げる、-あ.がり、-あ.がる、-あ.げる、-うえ、よ.す、あ.がり、あ.がる、うえ、かみ、うわ-、のぼ.す、のぼ.り、のぼ.る、のぼ.せる。
On'yomi: ジョウ、ショウ、シャン。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. male
Readings
Kun'yomi: おとこ、お、み。
On'yomi: ナン、ダン。
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
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. car
Readings
Kun'yomi: くるま。
On'yomi: シャ。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. now
Readings
Kun'yomi: いま。
On'yomi: コン、キン。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. few, little
Readings
Kun'yomi: すく.ない、すこ.し。
On'yomi: ショウ。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. old
Readings
Kun'yomi: ふる.い、-ふる.す、ふる-。
On'yomi: ク、コ。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. country
Readings
Kun'yomi: くに。
On'yomi: コク。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. plot, plan, scheme, measure
Readings
Kun'yomi: はか.る、はか.らう、かず、け、え。
On'yomi: ケ、ケイ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. house, home, family, professional, expert, performer
Readings
Kun'yomi: いえ、や、うち。
On'yomi: ケ、ク、カ、コ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. time, hour
Readings
Kun'yomi: とき、-どき。
On'yomi: ジ、シ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. tall, high, expensive
Readings
Kun'yomi: たか、たか.い、-だか、たか.まる、たか.める。
On'yomi: コウ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. buy
Readings
Kun'yomi: か.う。
On'yomi: メ、バイ。
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
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. generation, world, society, public
Readings
Kun'yomi: よ、さんじゅう、ゆ、ゆき、とし。
On'yomi: セ、セイ、ソウ。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. substitute, change, convert, replace, period, age, counter for decades of ages, eras, etc., generation, charge, rate, fee
Readings
Kun'yomi: か.(わ)る、か.える、よ、しろ、-がわ.り、か.わる、かわ.り、かわ.る。
On'yomi: ダイ、タイ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. world
Readings
On'yomi: ケ、カイ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. discharge, departure, publish, emit, start from, disclose, counter for gunshots
Readings
Kun'yomi: た.つ、あば.く、おこ.る、はな.つ、つか.わす。
On'yomi: ホチ、ホツ、ハツ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. class, rank, grade
Readings
Kun'yomi: しな。
On'yomi: コウ、キュウ。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. by means of, because, in view of, compared with
Readings
Kun'yomi: もっ.て、もち。
On'yomi: イ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. hope, beg, request, pray, beseech, Greece, dilute (acid), rare, few, phenomenal
Readings
Kun'yomi: まれ、のぞみ、こいねが.う。
On'yomi: ケ、キ。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. freight, goods, property
Readings
Kun'yomi: たから。
On'yomi: カ。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. value, price
Readings
Kun'yomi: あたい。
On'yomi: ケ、カ。
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
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. poverty, poor
Readings
Kun'yomi: まず.しい。
On'yomi: ビン、ヒン。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. assets, resources, capital, funds, data, be conducive to, contribute to
Readings
Kun'yomi: もと、すけ。
On'yomi: シ。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. milk, breasts
Readings
Kun'yomi: ちち、ち。
On'yomi: ニュウ、ジュ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. price, cost, value
Readings
Kun'yomi: ね、あたい、じ。
On'yomi: ジ、ジキ、チ、チョク。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. stiff, hard
Readings
Kun'yomi: かた.い。
On'yomi: コウ。

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