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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.

Sentences

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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?

Vocabulary

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iku
godan verb (iku/yuku), intransitive verb
  1. to go
isshoukenmei
na adjective, adverb, noun
  1. with all one's might
iru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be (of animate objects)
  2. to stay
omae
pronoun
  1. you (formerly honorific, now oft. derog. in ref. to an equal or inferior)
oyatsu
noun
  1. between-meal snack
kaze
noun
  1. inflammatory respiratory system illness (in general)
kazewohiku
expression, godan verb
  1. to catch a cold
kana
particle
  1. I wonder (at sentence end)
  2. is it? (at sentence end)
kaneganai
expression, i adjective
  1. having no money
kara
particle
  1. because (follows verbs, adjectives)
kariru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to borrow
kankoku
noun, no adjective
  1. South Korea
kyou
noun, adverb
  1. today
guuzen
noun, na adjective, no adjective
  1. chance
kuru
kuru verb, intransitive verb
  1. to come (spatially or temporally)

Kanji

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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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14 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. suitcase, bag, briefcase
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Kun'yomi: かばん。
On'yomi: ビョウ、ホウ、ハク。
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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
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Kun'yomi: ひと、-と、-り。
On'yomi: ニン、ジン。
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3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. above, up
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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. now
Readings
Kun'yomi: いま。
On'yomi: コン、キン。
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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。
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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. 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. country
Readings
Kun'yomi: くに。
On'yomi: コク。
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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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9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. in front, before
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Kun'yomi: まえ、さき、-まえ。
On'yomi: ゼン、セン。
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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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