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Learn Japanese with Anime - She’s Asleep Standing Up!!!

In this video we’re going to analyse Anzu’s quote from Hinamatsuri (anime scene edited).

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Analysis

まま following a verb ta-form means “while doing something” or “in a certain state”.

立った is the ta-form of a verb 立つ meaning “to stand up” so 立ったまま means “while standing up”.

There is a similar word to まま which is ながら. It’s also translated as “while doing something“ but they are not usually interchangeable.

ながら following the stem of a verb masu-form is used when two actions take place at the same time, whereas まま is used for an ongoing state that exists while the main action is taking place. So 立ったまま寝てる shows that she is in the state of standing up while doing the main action.

Lastly, 寝てる is more casual than 寝ている which consists of the te-form of a verb 寝る meaning “to sleep” and a subsidiary verb いる meaning “to stay still”. A verb te-form followed by いる describes a continuing state resulting from the earlier action. So you fall asleep (寝る) and the state of sleeping is continuing (寝ている) at the time of statement.

Sentences

Anzu’s Quote

She’s asleep standing up!!!

Verb Ta-Form + まま (while …ing/in a certain state)

Please listen sitting down.
I unintentionally fell asleep with my contacts in.
My mother always eats breakfast with her pyjamas on.

Verb Te-Form + いる (Continuing State)

A car is stopped at a traffic light.
Keep quiet for a moment.
While praying, I always keep my eyes closed.

Vocabulary

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asagohan
noun
  1. breakfast
iru
ichidan verb, auxiliary verb
  1. (after the -te form of a verb) verb indicating continuing action or state (i.e. to be ..ing, to have been ..ing)
oinori
noun, suru verb
  1. prayer
kiru
ichidan verb
  1. to wear (in modern Japanese, from the shoulders down)
kudasai
  • (after te-form of a verb or a noun prefixed with o- or go-) please do for me
  • kontakuto
  • contact lens
  • shimau
    godan verb, transitive verb
    1. to do something completely
    shingou
    noun, suru verb
    1. traffic lights
    suwaru
    godan verb, intransitive verb
    1. to sit
    tatsu
    godan verb, intransitive verb
    1. to stand
    taberu
    ichidan verb, transitive verb
    1. to eat
    damaru
    godan verb, intransitive verb
    1. to be silent
    chuu
  • during (a certain time when one did or is doing something)
  • tojiru
    ichidan verb
    1. to close (e.g. book, eyes, meeting, etc.)
    tomaru
    godan verb, intransitive verb
    1. to stop

    Kanji

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    Stroke Count
    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。
    Stroke Count
    5 Strokes
    English Meaning
    1. mama, mother
    Readings
    Kun'yomi: はは、も。
    On'yomi: ボ、ム、モ、ボウ。
    Stroke Count
    7 Strokes
    English Meaning
    1. car
    Readings
    Kun'yomi: くるま。
    On'yomi: シャ。
    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
    14 Strokes
    English Meaning
    1. hear, ask, listen
    Readings
    Kun'yomi: き.く、き.こえる。
    On'yomi: ブン、モン。
    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. eye, class, look, insight, experience, care, favor
    Readings
    Kun'yomi: -め、め、ま-。
    On'yomi: ボク、モク。
    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
    12 Strokes
    English Meaning
    1. morning, dynasty, regime, epoch, period, (North) Korea
    Readings
    Kun'yomi: あさ。
    On'yomi: チョウ、ジョウ。
    Stroke Count
    12 Strokes
    English Meaning
    1. don, arrive, wear, counter for suits of clothing
    Readings
    Kun'yomi: き.る、き.せる、つ.く、つ.ける、ぎ、-ぎ、-き.せ。
    On'yomi: ジャク、チャク。
    Stroke Count
    5 Strokes
    English Meaning
    1. adhere, attach, refer to, append
    Readings
    Kun'yomi: つ.く、つ.ける、づき、づ.き、つき、つ.き、づ.く、づけ、づ.け、づ.ける、つけ、-つ.き、-つ.け、-づ.き、-づ.く、-づ.け、-つ.ける、-づ.ける、-つき、-づき、-づけ、つ.け、つ.け-。
    On'yomi: フ。
    Stroke Count
    5 Strokes
    English Meaning
    1. nickname, number, item, title, pseudonym, name, call
    Readings
    Kun'yomi: さけ.ぶ、よびな。
    On'yomi: ゴウ、コウ。
    Stroke Count
    9 Strokes
    English Meaning
    1. faith, truth, fidelity, trust
    Readings
    Kun'yomi: のぶ、まこと。
    On'yomi: シン。
    Stroke Count
    10 Strokes
    English Meaning
    1. squat, seat, cushion, gathering, sit
    Readings
    Kun'yomi: すわ.る、くら、すわ.り。
    On'yomi: ザ、サ。
    Stroke Count
    11 Strokes
    English Meaning
    1. closed, shut
    Readings
    Kun'yomi: と.じる、と.ざす、し.める、し.まる、た.てる。
    On'yomi: ハイ、ヘイ。
    Stroke Count
    13 Strokes
    English Meaning
    1. lie down, sleep, rest, bed, remain unsold
    Readings
    Kun'yomi: ね.る、ね.かす、い.ぬ、みたまや、や.める。
    On'yomi: シン。
    Stroke Count
    8 Strokes
    English Meaning
    1. pray, wish
    Readings
    Kun'yomi: いの.る、れい、のり。
    On'yomi: ギ、ゲ、キ。
    Stroke Count
    15 Strokes
    English Meaning
    1. silence, become silent, stop speaking, leave as is
    Readings
    Kun'yomi: だま.る、もだ.す。
    On'yomi: モク、ボク。

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