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Learn Japanese with Anime - Gon, You Are Light

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Learn Japanese with Anime - Gon, You Are Light

In this video we’re going to analyse Killua’s quote from Hunter x Hunter.

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Analysis

お前は光だ

It’s the sentence “A は B だ” meaning “A is B“. The A is お前 meaning “you” and the B is 光 meaning “light” so お前は光だ means “you are light”.

ときどきまぶしすぎてまっすぐ見られないけど、それでもお前のそばにいていいかな?

ときどき means “sometimes”.

まぶしすぎてまっすぐ見られない, it’s the sentence “Adjective すぎて Verb Negative Potential Form” meaning ”so adjective that one cannot do something“ or “too adjective to do something”. When the adjective is an i-adjective, so in this case まぶしい meaning “bright”, remove the い in the end and attach すぎて. And the verb negative potential form is 見られない. It is the negative form of 見られる which is the potential form of 見る meaning “to look“ and まっすぐ means “straight” so まぶしすぎてまっすぐ見られない means “too bright to look straight at”.

けど means “but” in a casual way.

それでも means “even so” or “even still”.

お前 followed by the possessive particle の means “your” and そば is “the area around the object” so お前のそば means “your side” or ”near you”.

に is the location particle used with a stative verb. And the stative verb here is いて which is the te-form of いる meaning “to be” or “to stay“.

A verb Te-Form followed by いい means “it is ok to do something” or “can do something”. So お前のそばにいていい means “it is ok to be near you” or “can stay by your side”.

かな used in a question indicates that the speaker is asking a question in a humble way.

Killua’s Quote

You are light. Sometimes, you are too bright to look straight at but even so, can I stay by your side?

NOTE

Difference between そば, 近ちかく, 横よこ and 隣となり:

  • そば and 近ちかく – the object is located within a close radius to another object.
  • 近ちかく is a bigger radius than そば.
I happened to come near your place so I just stopped by.

  • 横 and 隣 – the object is located next to each other
  • 隣 is usually used for the object which is the same type or category of the other object.
The dictionary is next to the TV.
Korea is a neighbouring country of Japan.

Adjective + すぎて + Verb Negative Potential (so … that one cannot do ~/too … to do ~)

The cat ran so fast that I couldn’t catch it.
I am too sleepy to concentrate on the class today.
The bag was too heavy to lift up.

それでも (even so/even still)

I caught a cold and have a fever. Even still, I will go to the Perfume concert!
I broke up with my partner. Even so, I have to move forward.
I work hard everyday. Even still, I don’t have money.

Verb Te-Form + いい (it’s ok to do …/can do …)

I’m hungry so can I eat snacks?
Can I borrow this book, I wonder?
Can I use a dictionary during the test?
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Vocabulary

omae
pronoun, no adjective
  1. you (formerly honorific, now sometimes derog. term referring to an equal or inferior)
sugiru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. (often used after adjective stems or the -masu stems of verbs) to be excessive
soredemo
conjunction
  1. but (still); and yet
tokidoki
adverb, noun, no adjective
  1. sometimes
mabushii
i adjective
  1. dazzling; radiant
kana
particle
  1. I wonder (sentence ending prt)
  2. is it?
massugu
na adjective, adverb, noun
  1. straight (ahead); direct
miru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to see; to look
iru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be (of animate objects)
  2. to stay
guuzen
na adjective, no adjective, adverbial noun, noun
  1. (by) chance
kuru
kuru verb, intransitive verb, auxiliary verb
  1. to come (spatially or temporally)
yoru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to visit
yoko
noun
  1. side (of a box, etc.)
  2. beside; next to
kankoku
noun
  1. (South) Korea
nihon
noun
  1. Japan
tonari
noun, no adjective
  1. neighbor (neighbour); next to (esp. living next door to)
hashiru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to run
tsukamaeru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to catch
kyou
noun (temporal)
  1. today
jugyou
noun, suru verb
  1. lesson
shuuchuu
noun, suru verb, no adjective
  1. concentration
dekiru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be able (in a position) to do
mochiageru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to raise; to lift up
kazewohiku
expression, godan verb
  1. to catch a cold
kaze
noun
  1. cold (illness)
hiku
godan verb, intransitive verb, transitive verb
  1. to catch (cold)
netsu
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. fever
iku
godan verb (iku/yuku), intransitive verb
  1. to go
koibito
noun
  1. lover
wakareru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to separate
mae
adverbial noun, noun (temporal), suffix
  1. in front (of)
susumu
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to go forward
naitoikenai
expression
  1. (after negative base of verb) have to (verb)
mainichi
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. every day
isshoukenmei
na adjective, adverbial noun, noun
  1. with all one's might
hataraku
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to work
kaneganai
expression
  1. have no money
suku
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to get empty
  2. to be hungry
oyatsu
noun
  1. between meal snack
taberu
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to eat
kariru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to borrow
chuu
suffix
  1. during (a certain time when one did or is doing something)
tsukau
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to use (a thing, method, etc.)
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Kanji

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1 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. one, one radical (no.1)
Readings
Kun'yomi: ひと、ひと.つ、はじめ、てん、かづ、かつ、いる、まこと、かず、おさむ、か、かた、くに、さね、すすむ、たか、ただ、ち、のぶ、はじむ、ひ、ひじ、ひで、ひとし、まさし、もと、もろ、ひと-。
On'yomi: イチ、イツ。
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2 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. person
Readings
Kun'yomi: ひと、-と、-り。
On'yomi: ニン、ジン。
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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。
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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。
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4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. day, sun, Japan, counter for days
Readings
Kun'yomi: -か、-び、ひ。
On'yomi: ジツ、ニチ。
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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。
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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
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。
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8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. empty, sky, void, vacant, vacuum
Readings
Kun'yomi: あ.き、あ.く、す.く、あ.ける、す.かす、から、そら、むな.しい。
On'yomi: クウ。
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8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. gold
Readings
Kun'yomi: かね、かな、-がね、かな-。
On'yomi: コン、キン、ゴン。
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4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. now
Readings
Kun'yomi: いま。
On'yomi: コン、キン。
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4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. pull, tug, jerk, admit, install, quote, refer to
Readings
Kun'yomi: -び.き、ひ.き、ひ.く、ひ.き-、ひ.ける。
On'yomi: イン。
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6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. ray, light
Readings
Kun'yomi: ひかり、ひか.る。
On'yomi: コウ。
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6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. every
Readings
Kun'yomi: ごと、つね、むさぼ.る、かず、-ごと.に。
On'yomi: マイ、バイ。
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6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. going, journey
Readings
Kun'yomi: い.く、ゆ.く、おこな.う、おこな.い、C、-い.き、-ゆ.き、-いき、-ゆき、おこ.なう。
On'yomi: C、A、ゴウ、コウ、アン、ヒン、A、ギョウ。
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7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. come, due, next, cause, become
Readings
Kun'yomi: く.る、き、こ、き.たす、き.たる、きた.す、きた.る。
On'yomi: ライ、タイ。
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7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. run
Readings
Kun'yomi: はし.る、はしり、かける、ゆき。
On'yomi: ス、ソウ。
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7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. near, early, akin, tantamount
Readings
Kun'yomi: ちか.い、おお、この、おう。
On'yomi: コン、ゴン、キン。
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8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. country
Readings
Kun'yomi: くに。
On'yomi: コク。
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8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. straightaway, honesty, frankness, fix, repair
Readings
Kun'yomi: なお.す、なお.る、ただ.ちに、のう、す.ぐ、なお.き、のお、すぐ、あたい、-なお.す。
On'yomi: ジキ、ジカ、チョク。
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。
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9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. wind, air, style, manner
Readings
Kun'yomi: -かぜ、かぜ、かざ-。
On'yomi: フ、フウ。
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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。
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10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. time, hour
Readings
Kun'yomi: とき、-どき。
On'yomi: ジ、シ。
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8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. use
Readings
Kun'yomi: つか.う、つか.い、づか.い、-つか.い、-づか.い。
On'yomi: シ。
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8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. fate, command, decree, destiny, life, appoint
Readings
Kun'yomi: いのち、みこと。
On'yomi: ミョウ、メイ。
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9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. hold, have
Readings
Kun'yomi: も.つ、-も.ち、も.てる。
On'yomi: ジ、チ。
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9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. heavy, heap up, pile up, nest of boxes, -fold
Readings
Kun'yomi: B、おも.い、かさ.ねる、かさ.なる、しげ、おも.なう、おも.り、しげる、さね、え、おも。
On'yomi: ジュウ、チョウ。
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10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. true, reality, Buddhist sect
Readings
Kun'yomi: ま、まこと、ま-。
On'yomi: しん、シン。
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10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. quick, fast
Readings
Kun'yomi: はや.い、はや.める、はや.まる、すみ.やか、わ、はや-。
On'yomi: ソク。
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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。
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12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. gather, meet, congregate, swarm, flock
Readings
Kun'yomi: あつ.まる、あつ.める、つど.う、ず、あつまり、たか.る。
On'yomi: ジュウ、シュウ。
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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. sideways, side, horizontal, width, woof
Readings
Kun'yomi: よこ。
On'yomi: オウ、コウ。
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7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. separate, branch off, diverge, fork, another, extra, specially
Readings
Kun'yomi: わか.れる、わ.ける。
On'yomi: ベツ、ベチ、ヘツ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. borrow, rent
Readings
Kun'yomi: か.りる。
On'yomi: シャ、シャク、セキ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. sort of thing, so, if so, in that case, well
Readings
Kun'yomi: しか.り、さ.る、しこう.して、さ、しか、しか.し。
On'yomi: ネン、ゼン。
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13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. work, (kokuji)
Readings
Kun'yomi: はたら.く。
On'yomi: ドウ、リキ、ロク、リュク、リョク。
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15 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. heat, temperature, fever, mania, passion
Readings
Kun'yomi: あつ.い、ほとぼ.り。
On'yomi: ネツ、ネチ、ゼツ。
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11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. draw near, stop in, bring near, gather, collect, send, forward
Readings
Kun'yomi: よ.る、よ.せる、よ.り、より、よろ、よせ、-よ.り。
On'yomi: キ。
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11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. impart, instruct, grant, confer
Readings
Kun'yomi: さず.ける、さず.かる。
On'yomi: ジュ、シュウ。
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12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. overdo, exceed, go beyond, error
Readings
Kun'yomi: す.ぎる、す.ごす、あやま.つ、あやま.ち、-す.ぎ、-す.ぎる、よ.ぎる。
On'yomi: カ。
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13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. abdomen, belly, stomach
Readings
Kun'yomi: はら、なか。
On'yomi: フク。
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8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. wicked, injustice, wrong
Readings
Kun'yomi: よこし.ま。
On'yomi: ヤ、ジャ、シャ。
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10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. romance, in love, yearn for, miss, darling
Readings
Kun'yomi: こい、こ.う、こい.しい。
On'yomi: レン。
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10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. catch, capture
Readings
Kun'yomi: つか.まえる、つか.まる、と.らえる、と.らわれる、と.る、とら.える、とら.われる。
On'yomi: ブ、ホ。
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10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. sleep, die, sleepy
Readings
Kun'yomi: ねむ.い、ねむ.る。
On'yomi: ミン、メン、ベン。
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11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. accidentally, even number, couple, man & wife, same kind
Readings
Kun'yomi: たま。
On'yomi: グウ、グ、ゴウ。
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11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. cat
Readings
Kun'yomi: ねこ。
On'yomi: ビョウ。
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16 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. neighboring
Readings
Kun'yomi: となり、とな.る、ちか。
On'yomi: リン。
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20 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. suspend, hang, 10%, install, depend, consult
Readings
Kun'yomi: か.ける、か.かる。
On'yomi: ケ、ゲン、ケン。
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14 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. suitcase, bag, briefcase
Readings
Kun'yomi: かばん。
On'yomi: ビョウ、ホウ、ハク。
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18 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. Korea
Readings
Kun'yomi: から、いげた。
On'yomi: ガン、カン。
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3 Strokes
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10 Strokes
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English Meaning
  1. faint, dizzy
Readings
Kun'yomi: まばゆ.い、げん.す、くるめ.く、まぶ.しい、くら.む、まど.う、めま.い、ま.う、くれ.る。
On'yomi: ゲン、ケン、カン。

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