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Learn Japanese with Anime - It's Okay To Run Away

In this video we’re going to analyse Reigen’s quote from Mob Psycho 100 (モブサイコ100, Mobu Saiko Hyaku).

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Analysis

嫌 (na-adjective) means “dislike” or “disagreeable” which is used to express your unpleasant feeling towards something. It’s a na-adjective so な follows it when modifying a noun.

And the noun is 時 meaning “time”. When it’s modified by a particular condition or situation, it works as the conjunction meaning “when” or “at the time at which …”.

So 嫌な時 means “at times you don’t like it”.

The は particle indicates the topic of the sentence.

The な particle is often used after a word or phrase in the middle of a sentence in casual male speech when convincing someone. And it’s often prolonged in colloquial speech.

逃げた is the ta-form of the verb 逃げる meaning “to run away”. A verb ta-form followed by っていい means “it’s okay even if one does something”, or “it’s okay to do something”. So 逃げたっていい means “it’s okay to run away”.

んだ is the combination of the broken version of the particle の and the declaring auxiliary verb だ. It’s often used when persuading someone.

The よ particle in the end of a sentence is used when telling something that the speaker thinks the listener should know so it’s often used when giving advice.

He could simply say 嫌な時は逃げたっていい meaning “At times you don’t like it, it’s okay to run away” which also makes sense but there’s no expression of persuading or giving advice to the listener. Adding these なぁ, んだ and よ makes the sentence more expressive and demonstrative.

Sentences

Reigen’s Quote

At times you don’t like it, it’s okay to run away!

嫌 (dislike)

We’ve been having unpleasant weather these days.
I’m getting sick of going to the office everyday.
That person talks in an unpleasant way, so I don’t like him.

NOTE

When 嫌 is used as a response to some sort of action or event, it shows your refusal, denial, or rejection towards it.
A: Eat the capsicums. B: No, I don’t want to eat them!
A: Will you marry me? B: NO.
嫌いや is often shortened to や in casual speech.
I don’t want to do the presentation tomorrow. I’m nervous!

時 (when, at the time at which…)

  • na-adj + 時
At times you are worried, please consult me anytime.
  • i-adj + 時
At times you are sad, it’s okay to cry.
  • verb + 時
When I arrived at home, there was nobody.
  • noun + 時
When I was a student, I didn’t study much.

Verb Ta-Form + っていい (it’s okay to…)

If your job is so tough, it’s okay to quit.
You can do whatever you want. Because you live only once.
Tomorrow is my day-off so it’s okay to drink alcohol tonight, right?

Vocabulary

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ashita
noun, adverb
  1. tomorrow
ano
pre-noun adjectival
  1. that (someone or something distant from both speaker and listener, or situation unfamiliar to both speaker and listener)
anohito
pronoun
  1. that person (sometimes of one's spouse or partner)
amari
adverb
  1. (not) very (with neg. sentence)
ii
i adjective (yoi/ii)
  1. OK; all right; no problem (as て(も)いい, と(も)いい, etc.; indicates permission or compromise)
iku
godan verb (iku/yuku), intransitive verb
  1. to go
ichido
noun, adverb
  1. once
itsudemo
adverb
  1. (at) any time
iya
na adjective, noun
  1. disagreeable; detestable; unpleasant
iyanatenki
expression, noun
  1. bad weather
iyaninaru
expression, godan verb
  1. to get sick of
osake
noun
  1. alcohol; sake
kaisha
noun
  1. company
  2. workplace
gakusei
noun
  1. student (esp. a university student)
kanashii
i adjective
  1. sad; miserable (of a person)
kara
particle
  1. because (follows verbs, adjectives)
kirai
na adjective, noun
  1. disliked; hated; disagreeable
kiri
particle
  1. only; just (senses 6-8 are sometimes pronounced ぎり, esp. in old-fashioned speech)
kinchou
noun, suru verb
  1. nervousness

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。
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1 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. one, one radical (no.1)
Readings
Kun'yomi: ひと、ひと.つ、はじめ、てん、かづ、かつ、いる、まこと、かず、おさむ、か、かた、くに、さね、すすむ、たか、ただ、ち、のぶ、はじむ、ひ、ひじ、ひで、ひとし、まさし、もと、もろ、ひと-。
On'yomi: イチ、イツ。
Stroke Count
2 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. person
Readings
Kun'yomi: ひと、-と、-り。
On'yomi: ニン、ジン。
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4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. now
Readings
Kun'yomi: いま。
On'yomi: コン、キン。
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4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. heavens, sky, imperial
Readings
Kun'yomi: あま、あめ、あま-、あまつ。
On'yomi: テン。
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. 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. rest, day off, retire, sleep
Readings
Kun'yomi: やす.む、やす.まる、やす.める。
On'yomi: キュウ。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. every
Readings
Kun'yomi: ごと、つね、むさぼ.る、かず、-ごと.に。
On'yomi: マイ、バイ。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. spirit, mind, air, atmosphere, mood
Readings
Kun'yomi: いき。
On'yomi: ケ、キ。
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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. 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
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
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
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. time, hour
Readings
Kun'yomi: とき、-どき。
On'yomi: ジ、シ。
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13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. tale, talk
Readings
Kun'yomi: はな.す、はなし。
On'yomi: ワ、エ、カ。
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4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. heart, mind, spirit, heart radical (no. 61)
Readings
Kun'yomi: こころ、-ごころ。
On'yomi: シン。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. direction, person, alternative
Readings
Kun'yomi: かた、まさ、-かた、-がた。
On'yomi: ホウ。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. attend, doing, official, serve
Readings
Kun'yomi: つか.える。
On'yomi: ジ、シ。
Stroke Count
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。

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