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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
  • to be selected (in a lottery, etc.); to win
  • ima
    adverbial noun, noun
    1. now
    owaru
    godan verb, intransitive verb
    1. to end
    katte
    na adjective, noun
    1. one's own convenience
    katteni
    adverb
    1. as one pleases
    kinosei
    noun
    1. in (my, your) imagination
    kyoushitsu
    noun
    1. classroom
    kuru
    kuru verb, intransitive verb, auxiliary verb
    1. to come (spatially or temporally)
    genki
    na adjective, noun
    1. health(y); energy; pep
    koukai
    noun, suru verb, no adjective
    1. regret
    shigoto
    noun, suru verb, no adjective
    1. work
    shashin
    noun
    1. photograph

    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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