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Learn Japanese with Games - Don’t Fall In Love With Me

In this video we’re going to analyse Aerith’s quote from Final Fantasy VII Remake (ファイナルファンタジーVII, FF7).

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Analysis

好きにならないで

好き is the na-adjective meaning “likeable”, に is the target particle and ならない is the nai-form of the verb なる meaning “to become”.

Na-adjective such as 静か (quiet), 元気 (cheerful) and so on, followed by になる is used when the state becomes different so 静かになる means “to become quiet” and 元気になる means “to become cheerful”. And 好きになる is used when you start to like someone so it can be translated as “to fall in love”.

And a verb nai-form followed by で is used to ask someone not to do something in casual speech.

So 好きにならないで means “Don’t fall in love with me”.

もしそうなっても気のせいだよ

A verb te-form followed by も means “even if” and もし at the beginning of a sentence is used to emphasize that it’s based on the speaker’s hypothesis.

そう (adverb) is used to avoid repeating a phrase mentioned earlier which is in this case 好きに, and なって is the te-form of なる.

So もしそうなっても is equivalent to もし好きになっても meaning “even if you fall in love with me”.

気のせい (noun) literally means “because of mind” which can be translated as “one’s imagination” or “not real”.

だ (auxiliary verb) attached to a noun or na-adjective makes the statement affirmative and declarative.

よ (particle) is used to emphasize your opinion and make the listener aware of it. By using this particle, she is trying to make him believe that his feelings for her is not real.

So もしそうなっても気のせいだよ means “Even if you fall in love with me, it’s your imagination” or “Even if you think you have (fallen in love with me), it’s not real”.

Sentences

Aerith’s Quote

Don’t fall in love with me. Even if you think you have, it’s not real.

Na-Adjective + になる (to become …)

The teacher came in and the class became quiet.
When I listen to the radio, I become cheerful.
I quit the job and I became free.

Verb Nai-Form + で (don’t …)

Don’t smoke here.
Don’t take a picture without permission.
Don’t eat on the train.

もし + Verb Te-Form + も (even if …)

Even if I won the lottery, I wouldn’t know how to spend it.
Even if someone comes, you shouldn’t open the door.
Even if the world ended now, I wouldn’t regret.

NOTE

もし can’t be used to express an established fact or when something is true.

Even though I took medicine, my fever wouldn’t go down.

Vocabulary

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akeru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to open (a door, etc.)
ataru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be selected (in a lottery, etc.); to win
owaru
godan verb, intransitive verb, auxiliary verb
  1. to end
katte
noun, na adjective
  1. one's own convenience
katteni
adverb
  1. as one pleases
kiku
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to listen (e.g. to music)
kinosei
expression, noun
  1. in one's imagination
kyoushitsu
noun
  1. classroom
kuru
kuru verb, intransitive verb
  1. to come (spatially or temporally)
genki
na adjective, noun
  1. energetic
  2. healthy
koukai
noun, suru verb, no adjective
  1. regret
shigoto
noun, suru verb
  1. work
shashin
noun
  1. photograph
shashinwotoru
expression, godan verb
  1. to take a picture

Kanji

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Stroke Count
15 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. who, someone, somebody
Readings
Kun'yomi: だれ、たれ、た。
On'yomi: ズイ、スイ。
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
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. in, inside, middle, mean, center
Readings
Kun'yomi: なか、うち、あた.る。
On'yomi: チュウ、ジュウ。
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
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. life, genuine, birth
Readings
Kun'yomi: い.きる、い.かす、い.ける、う.む、う.まれる、は.える、は.やす、お.う、なま、き、あい、あさ、あり、あらは.る、あ.る、あれ、い、いか、いき、いく、いけ、う、うぶ、うまい、うまは.る、うまる、うる、え、お、おい、おいし.く、おお、おき、おや、おや.す、おゆ、きつ、ぎゅう、くるみ、ごせ、さ、さん、すぎ、すすむ、せ、そ、そう、たか、ちる、なじ、な.す、なせ、なば、なり、なる、な.る、にう、にゅう、ぬく、のう、のり、ばい、はえ、はさま、ふ、ぶ、ふゆ、み、む、む.す、もう、や、ゆ、よ、よい、よど、りゅう、-う、う.まれ、なま-、うま.れる、うまれ。
On'yomi: しょう、セイ、サン、ショウ。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. before, ahead, previous, future, precedence
Readings
Kun'yomi: さき、ま.ず。
On'yomi: セン。
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. 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
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. car
Readings
Kun'yomi: くるま。
On'yomi: シャ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. behind, back, later
Readings
Kun'yomi: うし.ろ、おく.れる、のち、あと、うしろ。
On'yomi: グ、コウ、ゴ。
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
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. electricity
Readings
Kun'yomi: いなずま。
On'yomi: デン、テン。
Stroke Count
14 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. hear, ask, listen
Readings
Kun'yomi: き.く、き.こえる。
On'yomi: ブン、モン。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. beginning, former time, origin
Readings
Kun'yomi: もと、はじめ。
On'yomi: ゴン、ゲン、ガン。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. hand
Readings
Kun'yomi: -て、て、た-、て-。
On'yomi: ズ、シュ。
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. attend, doing, official, serve
Readings
Kun'yomi: つか.える。
On'yomi: ジ、シ。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. copy, be photographed, describe
Readings
Kun'yomi: うつ.る、うつ.す、うつ.し、うつ-。
On'yomi: シャ、ジャ。

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