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Learn Japanese with Anime - Hang In There, Kakarot! You are Number One!

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Learn Japanese with Anime - Hang In There, Kakarot! You are Number One!

In this video we’re going to analyse Vegeta’s quote from Dragon Ball Z.

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Analysis

がんばれ、カカロット!

がんばれ is the imperative form of がんばる meaning “to stick to something despite difficulties”. The imperative がんばれ is often translated to “Do your best”, “Hang in there” or “Good luck”. It’s mainly used to encourage people to try hard or used before a performance to say good luck.

Japanese imperative verbs sound strong and aggressive so people normally tend not to use them but がんばれ has become a saying that’s commonly used. But if you want to sound softer, you can say がんばって or がんばってください in polite speech.

The response to it is usually うん、がんばる in casual speech, はい、がんばります in polite speech, and you can add ありがとう or ありがとうございます after that.

カカロット as you may know is Goku’s sayan name (Kakarot).

お前がナンバーワンだ!

お前 means “you” in a manly way. Depending on the context, it can be rude but in this case it’s used in a friendly way between guys.

The が particle is used to mark the subject and emphasise it. So he is emphasising お前 as this is the first time that Vegeta admits Goku is stronger than him, so it’s like “it’s YOU, NOT ME”.

ナンバーワン is “number one”. As you know, words imported from foreign countries are written in Katakana, but the pronunciations are a bit different.

Katakana words mostly have equivalent Japanese words, so the equivalent Japanese for ナンバーワン is 一番, but katakana words are often used to make it sound cool or casual.

Lastly, だ is the auxiliary verb to declare and affirm the statement.

Vegeta’s Quote

Hang in there, Kakarot! You are Number One!

がんばる (to stick to something despite difficulties)

Good luck on tomorrow’s exam.
I will try my best aiming for the best mark in the class.
I’m supporting you. Please keep it up.

Katakana Words Made From English Words

Isn’t that man doing hard exercises handsome?
Is it ok with casual fashion? – No, please come wearing formal fashion.
The girl is shy but very charming when she smiles.
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Vocabulary

ganbaru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to persist; to stand firm; to try one's best
omae
pronoun, no adjective
  1. you (formerly honorific, now sometimes derog. term referring to an equal or inferior)
nanbaawan
noun
  1. number one
ashita
noun (temporal)
  1. tomorrow
shiken
noun, suru verb
  1. examination; test
ichiban
adverbial noun
  1. best; number one
seiseki
noun
  1. results; grades
kudasai
expression
  1. please give me
  2. (after te-form of a verb or a noun prefixed with o- or go-) please do for me
mezasu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to aim at
ouen
noun, suru verb
  1. support; cheering
haado
na adjective, noun, no adjective
  1. hard
ekusasaizu
noun
  1. exercise
otokonohito
noun
  1. man
hansamu
na adjective, noun
  1. handsome
kajuaru
na adjective, noun
  1. casual
fasshon
noun
  1. fashion
foomaru
na adjective, noun
  1. formal
kuru
kuru verb, intransitive verb, auxiliary verb
  1. to come (spatially or temporally)
onnanoko
noun
  1. girl
warau
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to smile
sugoku
adverb
  1. very; immensely
chaamingu
na adjective, noun
  1. charming
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Kanji

Stroke Count
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。
Stroke Count
2 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. person
Readings
Kun'yomi: ひと、-と、-り。
On'yomi: ニン、ジン。
Stroke Count
3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. woman, female
Readings
Kun'yomi: おんな、め、をとめ、むすめ、なんじ。
On'yomi: ニョウ、ニョ、ジョ。
Stroke Count
3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac
Readings
Kun'yomi: こ、ね、-こ。
On'yomi: ス、シ、ツ。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. day, sun, Japan, counter for days
Readings
Kun'yomi: -か、-び、ひ。
On'yomi: ジツ、ニチ。
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
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. 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。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. bright, light
Readings
Kun'yomi: あか.るい、あき.らか、あ.ける、あけ、-あ.け、あ.く、あ.かす、あ.かり、あ.くる、あか.らむ、あか.るむ。
On'yomi: ミョウ、メイ、ミン。
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。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. turn, number in a series
Readings
Kun'yomi: つが.う、つが.える、つがい、ま、つが.い。
On'yomi: バン、ハ、ホン、ボン、ハン。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. finger, point to, indicate, put into, play (chess), measure (ruler)
Readings
Kun'yomi: ゆび、さ.す、-さ.し。
On'yomi: シ。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. turn into, become, get, grow, elapse, reach
Readings
Kun'yomi: な.る、な.す、-な.す。
On'yomi: ジョウ、セイ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. laugh
Readings
Kun'yomi: わら.う、え.む、えみ。
On'yomi: ショウ。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. test, try, attempt, experiment, ordeal
Readings
Kun'yomi: ため.す、こころ.みる。
On'yomi: シ。
Stroke Count
18 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. verification, effect, testing
Readings
Kun'yomi: あかし、しるし、ため.す、ためし。
On'yomi: ケン、ゲン。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. apply, answer, yes, OK, reply, accept
Readings
Kun'yomi: こた.える、あた.る、まさに、たか、お。
On'yomi: オウ、ヨウ、-ノウ。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. lengthen, counter for bows & stringed instruments, stretch, spread, put up (tent)
Readings
Kun'yomi: は.る、は.り、ば.り、わり、はり、-は.り、-ば.り。
On'yomi: チョウ。
Stroke Count
17 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. exploits, unreeling cocoons
Readings
Kun'yomi: み。
On'yomi: シャク、セキ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. abet, help, save
Readings
On'yomi: エン、オン。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. stubborn, foolish, firmly
Readings
Kun'yomi: かたく。
On'yomi: ゲン、ガン。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. uncanny, weird, threatening, horrible
Readings
Kun'yomi: さむ.い、すご.い、すさ.まじい。
On'yomi: サイ、セイ。

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