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Learn Japanese with Anime - We Have No Attachments In A World Where Shinnosuke Doesn’t Exist!

In this video we’re going to analyse Hiroshi Nohara’s quote from Crayon Shin-chan the movie: Battle in the Daimyo Era (Arashi wo Yobu Appare! Sengoku Daikassen).

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Analysis

しんのすけ is the full first name of the main character Shin-chan, who is their son.

いない means “doesn’t exist”.

So しんのすけのいない means “Shinnosuke doesn’t exist” which is a subordinate clause modifying the following noun, 世界 meaning “world“.

You might wonder why the particle の is used, as が is normally used with the subject in a subordinate clause, which is in this case しんのすけがいない世界.

But in an adjective clause which modifies a noun, の can be used to substitute が. The difference is very subtle but basically が emphasises the subject whereas の emphasises the predicate.

So しんのすけのいない世界 means “a world where Shinnosuke doesn’t exist”.

“Something or someone に未練がある” means “to have an emotional attachment to something or someone” that you used to have and it’s hard to get back anymore but you can’t easily give up on.

So しんのすけのいない世界に未練がある means “to have attachments in a world where Shinnosuke doesn’t exist”.

But in this quote, instead of が, なんて is used to add emphasis and express the speaker’s negative feelings towards the preceding word, which is 未練. So Hiroshi is emphasising the 未練 meaning “lingering affection or attachment” is something disgraceful by using なんて.

Lastly, か is used to make a rhetorical question. When it’s used with an affirmative form, it usually expresses the strong negative declaration. So しんのすけのいない世界に未練なんてあるか means “Do we have attachments in a world where Shinnosuke doesn’t exist? No, we don’t!” or “How can we live without him? It’s impossible!”

Sentences

Hiroshi Nohara’s Quote

We have no attachments in a world where Shinnosuke doesn’t exist!

の (used to substitute が in subordinate clauses)

The book that the professor wrote is too difficult to understand.
I want to live in a lively town.
What he had done was right.

NOTE

When it’s directly followed by a noun, が can’t be replaced with の (as it can be mixed up with the possessive の):

The cafe where I met Mr. Yamada at is here.

か (used to make a rhetorical question)

Are there parents who don’t love their children? (= There aren’t!)
How can you abandon such a cute puppy? (= You can’t!)
How can I understand such difficult grammar? (= It’s impossible to understand!)

Vocabulary

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aisuru
suru verb (special class), transitive verb
  1. to love
au
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to meet (逢う is often used for close friends, etc. and may be associated with drama or pathos; 遭う may have an undesirable nuance)
ano
pre-noun adjectival
  1. that (someone or something distant from both speaker and listener, or situation unfamiliar to both speaker and listener)
aru
godan verb (irregular), intransitive verb
  1. to be; to exist (usu. of inanimate objects)
kaku
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to write
kakki
noun
  1. liveliness
kawaii
i adjective
  1. cute; adorable
kyouju
noun
  1. professor
koinu
noun
  1. puppy
kodomo
noun
  1. child
konna
pre-noun adjectival
  1. like this (about something or someone close to the speaker (including the speaker), or about ideas expressed by the speaker)
san
suffix
  1. Miss (after a person's name (or position, etc.))
suteru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to abandon
sumu
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to live (of humans); to reside

Kanji

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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. part, minute of time, segment, share, degree, one's lot, duty, understand, know, rate, 1%, chances, shaku/100
Readings
Kun'yomi: わ.け、わ.かつ、わ.かる、わ.ける、わ.かれる。
On'yomi: ブ、フン、ブン。
Stroke Count
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。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. spirit, mind, air, atmosphere, mood
Readings
Kun'yomi: いき。
On'yomi: ケ、キ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. write
Readings
Kun'yomi: か.く、-が.き、-がき。
On'yomi: ショ。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. sentence, literature, style, art, decoration, figures, plan, literary radical (no. 67)
Readings
Kun'yomi: ふみ、あや。
On'yomi: モン、ブン。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. dog
Readings
Kun'yomi: いぬ、いぬ-。
On'yomi: ケン。
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
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. correct, justice, righteous, 10**40
Readings
Kun'yomi: ただ.しい、ただ.す、まさ.に、まさ。
On'yomi: ショウ、セイ。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. meeting, meet, party, association, interview, join
Readings
Kun'yomi: あ.う、あ.わせる、あつ.まる。
On'yomi: エ、ケ、カイ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. dwell, reside, live, inhabit
Readings
Kun'yomi: す.む、す.まう、ず.まい、すみ、し、-ず.まい。
On'yomi: ジュウ、チュウ、ヂュウ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. town, village, block, street
Readings
Kun'yomi: まち。
On'yomi: チョウ、テイ。
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
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. world
Readings
On'yomi: ケ、カイ。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. teach, faith, doctrine
Readings
Kun'yomi: おし.える、おそ.わる、ひさ、のり。
On'yomi: キョウ、コウ。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. logic, arrangement, reason, justice, truth
Readings
Kun'yomi: みち、まろ、まさし、まこと、ひ、のり、に、とおる、ただし、さとる、おさむ、ことわり、よし、あや。
On'yomi: リ。
Stroke Count
16 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. parent, intimacy, relative, familiarity, dealer (cards)
Readings
Kun'yomi: おや、した.しい、した.しむ、ちか、のり、ぎ、おや-。
On'yomi: シン。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. can, passable, mustn't, should not, do not
Readings
Kun'yomi: ききい.れる、き.く、べ.き、よ.い、-べ.き、-べ.し。
On'yomi: カ、コク。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. un-, not yet, hitherto, still, even now, sign of the ram, 1-3PM, eighth sign of Chinese zodiac
Readings
Kun'yomi: いま.だ、ま.だ、ひつじ。
On'yomi: ミ、ビ。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. submit, offer, present, serve (meal), accompany
Readings
Kun'yomi: とも、そな.える、ども、-ども。
On'yomi: グ、ク、キョウ、クウ。

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