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Learn Japanese with Anime - I Will Love You Forever

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Learn Japanese with Anime - I Will Love You Forever

In this video we’re going to analyse Itachi's quote from Naruto (anime scene edited).

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Analysis

俺のことをずっと許さなくていい。

俺 is a manly way to say “I or me”.

The particle の followed by こと means “about”, so 俺のこと means “about me”.

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

ずっと means “for a long time”, “all along”, or “forever” which is used when something is in the same state continuously.

許さなくていい is formed with the verb 許す meaning “forgive” and なくていい meaning “don’t have to”. So you use the nai-form of a verb, delete the い and add くていい to mean “don’t have to do something”. For example, “don’t have to go” – the nai-form of the verb “行く” is 行かない so it’s 行かなくていい. “don’t have to come” – the nai-form of the verb “来る” is 来ない so it’s 来なくていい. 

お前がこれからどうなろうと、俺はお前をずっと愛している。

The first clause お前がこれからどうなろうと is the subordinate clause which is “Aが どう + a verb volitional form + と” meaning “no matter how A does something”.

The A is お前 meaning “you”, which can be used towards inferiors or equals in a manly and friendly way.

これから means “from now on”.

なろう is the volitional form of なる meaning “to become or change” so “No matter how you change from now on”. In the anime it’s translated to “No matter what you decide to do” or “no matter what happens to you”.

And the second clause 俺はお前をずっと愛している is the main clause which is A は B を愛している meaning “A loves B” so 俺 (I) はお前 (you) をずっと (forever) 愛している means “I will love you forever”.

Itachi’s Quote

You don’t ever have to forgive me. No matter what you decide to do from now, I will love you forever.

Verb + なくていい (don’t have to)

You can also say なくていい (but theも is often omitted in colloquial speech).

You don’t have to go to school today.
If you don’t like it, you don’t have to eat it.
You don’t have to do anything. Stay sitting.

Interrogative + Volitional Form + と (no matter wh__/how)

No matter what you do, it’s none of my business.
No matter where I am, I am always thinking about work.
No matter which path you choose, I will support you.

It can also be “Interrogative + Verb Te-Form + も” (in this case, the も CANNOT be omitted);

No matter which path you choose, I will support you.
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Vocabulary

ore
pronoun, no adjective
  1. I; me (rough or arrogant-sounding first-person pronoun, formerly also used by women)
zutto
adverb
  1. continuously in some state (for a long time, distance); the whole time
yurusu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to forgive
omae
pronoun, no adjective
  1. you (formerly honorific, now sometimes derog. term referring to an equal or inferior)
korekara
noun (temporal)
  1. after this
aisuru
suru verb (special class), transitive verb
  1. to love
kyou
noun (temporal)
  1. today
gakkou
noun
  1. school
iku
godan verb (iku/yuku), intransitive verb
  1. to go
kirai
na adjective, noun
  1. dislike
nara
auxiliary
  1. if it is the case that
taberu
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to eat
nanimo
expression, adverb
  1. nothing (with neg. verbs)
suwaru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to sit
anta
pronoun, no adjective
  1. you (familiar form of anata)
erabu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to choose
watashi
pronoun, no adjective
  1. I; me
ouen
noun, suru verb
  1. support
kankeinai
expression
  1. have nothing to do with (something)
doko
pronoun, no adjective
  1. where
shigoto
noun, suru verb, no adjective
  1. work
kangaeru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to consider
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Kanji

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
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. study, learning, science
Readings
Kun'yomi: まな.ぶ、まな、まなぶ。
On'yomi: ガク。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. exam, school, printing, proof, correction
Readings
Kun'yomi: かせ。
On'yomi: ギョウ、キョウ、コウ。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. now
Readings
Kun'yomi: いま。
On'yomi: コン、キン。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. consider, think over
Readings
Kun'yomi: かんが.える、かんが.え、たか、ただ、ちか、とし、なか、なる、のり、やす、よし。
On'yomi: コウ。
Stroke Count
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。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. what
Readings
Kun'yomi: なに、なん、あが、なに.の、なん.の、なん.ぞ、いず.れ、なに-、なん-。
On'yomi: ガ、カ。
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
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
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. attend, doing, official, serve
Readings
Kun'yomi: つか.える。
On'yomi: ジ、シ。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. matter, thing, fact, business, reason, possibly
Readings
Kun'yomi: こと、つか.う、つか.える。
On'yomi: ジ、シ、ズ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. person in charge, connection, duty, concern oneself
Readings
Kun'yomi: かかり、かか.る、がかり、かか.わる、-がかり。
On'yomi: ゲ、ケイ。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. love, affection, favourite
Readings
Kun'yomi: め.でる、いつ.くしむ、お.しむ、いと.しい、え、まな、かな.しい。
On'yomi: オ、アイ。
Stroke Count
14 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. connection, barrier, gateway, involve, concerning
Readings
Kun'yomi: せき、かか.わる、ぜき、からくり、かんぬき、-ぜき。
On'yomi: ケン、カン。
Stroke Count
15 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. elect, select, choose, prefer
Readings
Kun'yomi: えら.ぶ。
On'yomi: セン。
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. permit, approve
Readings
Kun'yomi: ゆる.す、もと。
On'yomi: コ、キョ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. private, I, me
Readings
Kun'yomi: わたくし、わたし、わたくし.する、わし、ひそ.か。
On'yomi: シ。
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
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. abet, help, save
Readings
On'yomi: エン、オン。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. dislike, detest, hate
Readings
Kun'yomi: きら.う、きら.い、いや。
On'yomi: ゲン、ケン。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. I, myself
Readings
Kun'yomi: おれ、われ。
On'yomi: エン。

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