Sign In

Lessons

Lists

Learn Japanese with Anime - How Does It Feel To Be Looked Down Upon By A Human?

9 Sentences|35 Words|37 Kanji Video Lessons »

Learn Japanese with Anime - How Does It Feel To Be Looked Down Upon By A Human?

In this video we’re going to analyse Escanor’s quote from The Seven Deadly Sins (Nanatsu no Taizai).

If you enjoy the video lessons from Easy Peasy Japanesey, please subscribe to their channel on YouTube.Please Subscribe!

Analysis

魔 means “evil” or “demon”, and a noun with the particle の modifies the following noun 神 meaning “god” so 魔の神 means “god of demon” or “demon god”.

The combination of the particles と and やら is used with something you vaguely remember, or you’re not familiar with. So when it’s used with someone’s name, it means you’re not really sure of the name but don’t bother asking. Therefore, it often sounds rude if you use this when calling someone’s name.

So 魔の神とやら can be translated as “Demon God or whatever it’s called”.

人間 (noun) means “human”.

“Someone に a verb passive-form” means “to be done something by someone”. 見下される is the passive form of 見下す meaning “to look down upon” so 人間に見下される means “to be looked down upon by a human”, and it modifies the following noun, 気分 meaning “feeling”.

は is the topic particle. So the topic of this sentence is 人間に見下される気分 which directly means “feeling of being looked down upon by a human”.

どうだ is the combination of the interrogative どう meaning “how” and the auxiliary verb だ. だ is usually used with a noun or na-adjective when you want to assert or declare the statement such as こっちだ meaning “It’s this way!” 明日は雨だ meaning “It’s going to rain tomorrow”. But when it’s used with interrogative words like だれ (who), どこ (where), いつ (when) and so on, it expresses the speaker’s strong demand for the answer. So it’s often used by a very manly or bossy person.

So 人間に見下される気分はどうだ directly means “how is the feeling of being looked down upon by a human“.

Sentences

Escanor’s Quote

Demon God or whatever it’s called… How does it feel to be looked down upon by a human?

とやら (used with something you vaguely remember/you’re not familiar with)

I got a phone call from Suzuki-san or such name just before.
That group strongly believes the flat earth theory or whatever it’s called.

〜に + Passive

Yesterday, I was dumped by my boyfriend.
I was hit by a car, but somehow I was safe.

気分 (feeling)

I was complimented and it made me feel good.
I don’t feel like going out tonight.

NOTE

Difference Between 気分きぶん and 気持きもち

  • 気分 – vague feeling/mood that one has continuously for a certain period
  • 気持ち – specific feeling that one has instantaneously
I drank too much alcohol and I feel sick (I feel unwell - the overall feelings and conditions are bad)
I drank too much alcohol and I feel sick (I feel like I’m going to vomit - more specific)

Vocabulary

Romaji Hide|Display Default|Add to ▼
ano
pre-noun adjectival
  1. that (someone or something distant from both speaker and listener, or situation unfamiliar to both speaker and listener)
osake
noun
  1. alcohol; sake
kara
particle
  1. from (e.g. time, place, numerical quantity)
kareshi
pronoun, no adjective
  1. boyfriend
kinou
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. yesterday
kibun
noun
  1. feeling
kibungayoi
i adjective
  1. feel good (pleasant)
kibungawarui
expression, i adjective
  1. feel sick; feel unwell
kimochi
noun
  1. feeling
konya
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. tonight
shinjiru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to believe
sugiru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb, suffix
  1. (often used after adjective stems or the -masu stems of verbs) to be excessive
setsu
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. theory
dantai
noun
  1. organisation
chikyuu
noun, no adjective
  1. the earth; the globe
dekakeru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be going out

Kanji

Display Default|Add to ▼
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. below, down, descend, give, low, inferior
Readings
Kun'yomi: -くだ.す、お.りる、お.ろす、さ.がる、さ.げる、した、しも、もと、くだ.す、くだ.り、くだ.る、くだ.さる。
On'yomi: カ、ゲ。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. now
Readings
Kun'yomi: いま。
On'yomi: コン、キン。
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
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. exit, leave, go out, come out, put out, protrude
Readings
Kun'yomi: -で、-だ.す、だ.す、で.る、い.だす、い.でる。
On'yomi: スイ、シュツ。
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. 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
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
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. car
Readings
Kun'yomi: くるま。
On'yomi: シャ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. interval, space
Readings
Kun'yomi: あいだ、ま、あい。
On'yomi: ケン、カン。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. tale, talk
Readings
Kun'yomi: はな.す、はなし。
On'yomi: ワ、エ、カ。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. electricity
Readings
Kun'yomi: いなずま。
On'yomi: デン、テン。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. ground, earth
Readings
Kun'yomi: つ↗ち↘。
On'yomi: ジ↗、チ↘、ジ、チ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. body, substance, object, reality, counter for images
Readings
Kun'yomi: からだ、かたち。
On'yomi: タイ、テイ。
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
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. night, evening
Readings
Kun'yomi: よ、よる。
On'yomi: ヤ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. hold, have
Readings
Kun'yomi: も.つ、-も.ち、も.てる。
On'yomi: ジ、チ。
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
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. bad, vice, rascal, false, evil, wrong
Readings
Kun'yomi: わる.い、にく.む、いずく.にか、いずく.んぞ、-にく.い、あ.し、ああ、わる-、にく.い、いずくに、いずくんぞ。
On'yomi: アク、アク、オ。

Comments for this video

If you have a question or would like to make a comment on this video, please do so below. Your comment will appear in the forum for other users of the site to view and discuss.



Only registered users may post comments. You can register your free 楽しい Japanese account here.