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Learn Japanese with Anime - I’ll Be Fine Right Here

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Learn Japanese with Anime - I’ll Be Fine Right Here

In this video we’re going to analyse Sakamoto's quote from Sakamoto desu ga? (Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto) (anime scene edited).

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Analysis

僕 means “I” used by men in semi-formal speech.

は is the particle used to indicate the topic of the sentence.

ここ means “here”.

で結構 following a noun means “fine with something” or “something is good enough”. Also, 結構 often used with the particle は means “I’m fine without it so I don’t need it”.

です is the polite form of だ which is an auxiliary verb for assertive.

So 僕はここで結構です means “I’m fine with here” so it can be translated as “I’ll be fine right here”.

から means “because” which indicates the reason that he said “お気になさらず” meaning “don’t worry about me”. から usually comes in the middle of a sentence so the whole sentence is supposed to be “僕はここで結構ですから、お気になさらず”. But he inverted the clause order for emphasis or dramatic purpose which is a method called “倒置法” (inversion).

Sakamoto’s Quote

I’ll be fine right here

Noun + で結構 (I’m fine with …)

Waiter: Do you need sugar and milk for your tea? – Customer: Just milk is fine.
I’m fine with somewhere around the next corner (= Drop me off around the next corner).
Tomorrow is fine so please hand in your homework, everybody.

結構 (I’m fine without it so I don’t need it)

Do you want the bento warmed up? – Ah, no thanks.
Would you like another coffee? – I don’t need it anymore.
Are you selling an insurance? I already have it so I don’t need it!

NOTE

  • It’s not usually used in questions. For questions, use 〜でよろしいですか (more polite: よろしいでしょうか) :
Is it OK to hand in our homework tomorrow?

  • 結構 also means “splendid” or “absolute”:
In Shibuya, there are always a large number of people.

  • When 結構 is used as an adverb, it means “quite” or “more … than I thought”:
That Chinese restaurant looks dirty but their food tastes quite good.

から (“because” in 倒置法 – Inversion for emphasis/dramatic purpose)

Don’t worry. I am alright.
Let’s go home. It’s already late.
Live in the moment. The past cannot be changed.
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Vocabulary

boku
pronoun, no adjective
  1. I; me
kekkou
na adjective, adverbial noun, noun
  1. fine (in the sense of "I'm fine")
koucha
noun
  1. black tea
satou
noun
  1. sugar
tsuku
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to accompany
tsugi
noun, no adjective
  1. next
kado
noun
  1. corner (e.g. desk, pavement)
magaru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to turn
shukudai
noun
  1. homework
ashita
noun (temporal)
  1. tomorrow
teishutsu
suru verb
  1. to submit (e.g. a report or a thesis); to hand in
minasan
noun
  1. everyone
chanto
adverb, noun, suru verb
  1. properly
kudasai
expression
  1. (after te-form of a verb or a noun prefixed with o- or go-) please do for me
obentou
noun
  1. bento (Japanese box lunch)
atatameru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to warm; to heat
koohii
noun, no adjective
  1. coffee
mou
adverb, interjection
  1. already
okawari
noun, suru verb
  1. second helping; another cup
hoken
noun, no adjective
  1. insurance
hairu
godan verb
  1. to contain; to hold
  2. to have (an income of)
chuuka
no adjective
  1. Chinese (e.g. food)
ryouriten
noun
  1. restaurant
mitame
noun
  1. appearance
shinpai
na adjective, noun, suru verb
  1. worry
watashi
pronoun, no adjective
  1. I; me
daijoubu
na adjective, adverb, noun
  1. all right
kaeru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to return; to go home
osoi
i adjective
  1. late (e.g. "late at night")
ikiru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to live
kako
adverbial noun, noun
  1. the past
kaeru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to change

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