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Learn Japanese with Anime - Thank You, For Finding Me In This Corner Of The World

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Learn Japanese with Anime - Thank You, For Finding Me In This Corner Of The World

In this video we’re going to analyse Suzu Hojo’s quote from In This Corner of the World (Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni).

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Analysis

ありがとう

It means “thank you“. In the standard Japanese, the pitch accent is あ↑りがとう (L-H-L-L-L) but in the Hiroshima dialect, it’s あり↑がとう (L-L-H-L-L).

この世界の片隅に

この means “this“ which cannot be used by itself so it’s always followed by a noun.

And the following noun is 世界 meaning “world”.

The の particle is used to show position such as 机の上 meaning “on the desk”, テレビの横 meaning “next to the TV”.

片隅 means “a corner” so この世界の片隅 means “a corner of this world”.

And the に particle indicates the location so この世界の片隅に means “in this corner of the world” which is also used as the title of the movie.

うちを見つけてくれて

うち means “I” or “me” in the Hiroshima dialect, used by females in casual speech. Men in Hiroshima use わし instead.

The を particle indicates the direct object of the following verb.

And the following verb is 見つけて which is the te-form of 見つける meaning “to find“.

So この世界の片隅にうちを見つける means “to find me in this corner of the world”, but you might wonder why the particle に is used instead of the で particle, as に indicates the location where something exists, whereas で indicates the location where an action takes place, and 見つける is an action.

Actually both に and で can be used in this case, but the nuance is different. Let’s compare:

  • この世界の片隅うちを見つける implies that you find me who exists in this corner of the world.
  • この世界の片隅うちを見つける implies that the action of finding takes place in this corner of the world.

So they both mean the same but the one with に focuses on existence whereas で is used to focus on action. I personally like に in this quote as it sounds like he managed to find her who was just in a corner of the world, which could have been difficult to find.

Lastly, くれて is the te-form of くれる meaning “to give me”. When it follows a verb te-form, it means “to do something for me“. And a verb te-form followed by くれてありがとう means “thank you for doing something for me”.

So it’s supposed to be この世界の片隅にうちを見つけてくれてありがとう meaning “thank you for finding me in this corner of the world”, but in this quote, the word order is inverted for emphasis.

Instead of ありがとう, you can also use 嬉しい, 幸せ and so on, to give positive feedback towards the action made by someone.

Suzu Hojo’s Quote

Thank you, for finding me in this corner of the world.

に & で for Location

I rented an apartment in Tokyo. (implies that the apartment you rented is in Tokyo)
I rented an apartment in Tokyo. (implies that the action of renting took place in Tokyo)
I bought a house overseas. (implies that the house you bought is overseas)
I bought a house overseas. (implies that the action of buying took place overseas)
They have found a galaxy far away in the universe. (implies that the galaxy that has been found is far away in the universe)
They have found a galaxy far away in the universe. (implies that the action of finding took place far away in the universe)

Verb Te-Form + くれて + Positive Feedback

It was helpful that you dealt with it quickly.
I’m relieved that you liked the present.
It’s reassuring to know that you always lead our team.
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Vocabulary

arigatou
conjunction, expression
  1. Thank you
sekai
noun
  1. the world
kono
pre-noun adjectival
  1. this (something or someone close to the speaker (including the speaker), or ideas expressed by the speaker)
uchi
noun, no adjective
  1. I (primarily used by women and children); me
mitsukeru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to discover; to find (e.g. an error in a book)
katasumi
noun
  1. corner
kureru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to do for one
kariru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to rent
de
particle
  1. indicates location of action
ni
particle
  1. indicates such things as location of person or thing, location of short-term action, etc.
kaigai
noun, no adjective
  1. overseas
kau
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to buy; to purchase
uchuu
noun
  1. universe
kanata
pronoun, no adjective
  1. beyond; across
ginga
noun
  1. galaxy
hakken
noun, suru verb
  1. discovery; detection
hayaku
adverb
  1. quickly
taisho
noun, suru verb
  1. deal with
tasukaru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be helpful
purezento
noun
  1. present
kiniiru
godan verb, expression
  1. to be pleased with
hipparu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to lead (e.g. one's followers)
kokoroduyoi
i adjective
  1. heartening; reassuring
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Kanji

Stroke Count
2 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. enter, insert
Readings
Kun'yomi: い.る、はい.る、-い.り、-い.る、-い.れ、い.れる。
On'yomi: ジュ、ニュウ、ジュウ。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. early, fast
Readings
Kun'yomi: はや.い、はや.まる、はや.める、そ、さわ、さか、さ-、はや、はや-。
On'yomi: サッ、ソウ。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. spirit, mind, air, atmosphere, mood
Readings
Kun'yomi: いき。
On'yomi: ケ、キ。
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。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. inside, within, between, among, house, home
Readings
Kun'yomi: うち。
On'yomi: ナイ、ダイ。
Stroke Count
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。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. heart, mind, spirit, heart radical (no. 61)
Readings
Kun'yomi: こころ、-ごころ。
On'yomi: シン。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. direction, person, alternative
Readings
Kun'yomi: かた、まさ、-かた、-がた。
On'yomi: ホウ。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. outside
Readings
Kun'yomi: そと、ほか、はず.す、はず.れる、と-。
On'yomi: ゲ、ガイ、ウイ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. sea, ocean
Readings
Kun'yomi: うみ。
On'yomi: ハイ、カイ、唐音。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. house, home, family, professional, expert, performer
Readings
Kun'yomi: いえ、や、うち。
On'yomi: ケ、ク、カ、コ。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. strong
Readings
Kun'yomi: つよ.い、つよ.まる、つよ.める、し.いる、こわ.い、すね、したた.か、あなが.ち、しい.て。
On'yomi: ゴウ、キョウ、ガン。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. buy
Readings
Kun'yomi: か.う。
On'yomi: メ、バイ。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. generation, world, society, public
Readings
Kun'yomi: よ、さんじゅう、ゆ、ゆき、とし。
On'yomi: セ、セイ、ソウ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. help, rescue, assist
Readings
Kun'yomi: すけ、たす.ける、たす.かる、す.ける。
On'yomi: ジョ、ソ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. vis-a-vis, opposite, even, equal, versus, anti-, compare
Readings
Kun'yomi: あいて、こた.える、そろ.い、つれあ.い、なら.ぶ、むか.う、つし。
On'yomi: タイ、ツイ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. world
Readings
On'yomi: ケ、カイ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. discharge, departure, publish, emit, start from, disclose, counter for gunshots
Readings
Kun'yomi: た.つ、あば.く、おこ.る、はな.つ、つか.わす。
On'yomi: ホチ、ホツ、ハツ。
Stroke Count
14 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. silver
Readings
Kun'yomi: しろがね、かな、かね、うん。
On'yomi: ゴン、ギン。
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
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. river
Readings
Kun'yomi: かわ、こ、こう、かっ。
On'yomi: ガ、カ。
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
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. one-sided, leaf, sheet, right-side kata radical (no. 91)
Readings
Kun'yomi: かた、かた-。
On'yomi: ヘン。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. dispose, manage, deal with, sentence, condemn, act, behave, place
Readings
Kun'yomi: ところ、お.る、か、-こ。
On'yomi: ショ。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. eaves, roof, house, heaven
Readings
Kun'yomi: たか、ひろ、ひろし、いえ。
On'yomi: ウ。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. mid-air, air, space, sky, memorization, interval of time
Readings
Kun'yomi: ゆ、ひろ、そら、みち。
On'yomi: ジュウ、チュウ。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. he, that, the
Readings
Kun'yomi: か、かれ、か.の、かの。
On'yomi: ヒ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. corner, nook
Readings
Kun'yomi: すみ。
On'yomi: グウ、グ。

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