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Learn Japanese with Anime - In The Name Of My Grandpa!

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Learn Japanese with Anime - In The Name Of My Grandpa!

In this video we’re going to analyse Hajime Kindaichi’s quote from The Kindaichi Case Files (Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo).

Analysis

じっちゃん means “grandpa”. There are several words for “grandfather” in Japanese. The most formal one is 祖父 which is only used when you talk about your own grandfather in a formal situation. おじいさん and おじいちゃん are commonly used for either someone else’s or your own grandfather. Lastly, じいちゃん and じっちゃん are very casual so you’d better not use them for someone else’s grandfather. Also, when you call your grandfather, you never call him as 祖父 but you can use the rest. You can also use them for an old man.

の is a particle for possession.

名 means “name”. It comes from 名声 or 名誉 meaning “fame” or “reputation” so it’s not just a name of someone, it’s a name of someone who is famous or has a good reputation. So じっちゃんの名 means “the name of my grandpa”.

にかけて means “swearing on” which often goes with nouns indicating human values such as 命 meaning “life” or 信用 meaning “trust” to express strong determination. Also, it is commonly used with te-form.

So the whole sentence in this scene will be じっちゃんの名にかけて俺は必ず貴様を捕まえてみせる meaning “In the name of my grandpa, I will catch you by all means”. But Hajime often says this after the main clause for emphasis and to make it sound catchy.

Quote

In the name of my grandpa!

名 (name, fame, reputation)

I will do my best not to bring shame to the name of the company.
The name of the member of parliament will cry. (= You are not worthy of being a member of parliament)
Konosuke Matsushita left his name as the founder of Panasonic.

にかけて (swear on)

We swear in the pride of the police to catch the culprit.
We swear on our customer’s trust to provide good quality products.
I swear on my pride that I will keep the secret.
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Vocabulary

ojiisan
noun
  1. grandfather
ojiichan
noun
  1. grandpa
jiichan
noun
  1. grandfather (may be used after name as honorific)
  2. male senior-citizen (may be used after name as honorific)
chan
noun, used as a suffix
  1. suffix for familiar person
nikakete
expression
  1. to swear by (one's sword, God, etc.)
kaisha
noun
  1. company
hajiru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to feel ashamed
ganbaru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to try one's best
kokkaigiin
noun
  1. member of National Diet
naganaku
expression, godan verb
  1. to not be worthy of the reputation (e.g. restaurant, Diet member, etc.)
zo
particle
  1. (sentence end) adds force
sougyousha
noun
  1. founder
toshite
expression
  1. as (i.e. in the role of)
nawonokosu
expression, godan verb
  1. to be remembered; to go down in history
nokosu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to leave (behind, over)
keisatsu
noun, no adjective
  1. police
meiyo
na adjective, noun
  1. honour
hanninwotsukamaeru
expression
  1. to arrest the culprit
hannin
noun
  1. criminal
tsukamaeru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to catch; to arrest
okyakusama
noun
  1. guest
kara
particle
  1. from (e.g. time, place, numerical quantity)
shinyou
noun, suru verb
  1. confidence; faith; reliance; belief
shitsu
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. quality
seihin
noun
  1. manufactured goods; product
teikyou
noun, suru verb
  1. offer; tender; supply
himitsu
na adjective, noun, no adjective
  1. secret; secrecy
mamoru
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to protect
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Kanji

Stroke Count
2 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. person
Readings
Kun'yomi: ひと、-と、-り。
On'yomi: ニン、ジン。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. name, noted, distinguished, reputation
Readings
Kun'yomi: な、-な。
On'yomi: ミョウ、メイ。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. father
Readings
Kun'yomi: ちち。
On'yomi: ホ、フ、ブ。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. utilize, business, service, use, employ
Readings
Kun'yomi: もち.いる。
On'yomi: ユウ、ヨウ。
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. company, firm, office, association, shrine
Readings
Kun'yomi: やしろ、くみあい、あり、こそ、たか。
On'yomi: ジャ、シャ。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. country
Readings
Kun'yomi: くに。
On'yomi: コク。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. guard, protect, defend, obey
Readings
Kun'yomi: まも.る、もり、かみ、-もり、まも.り。
On'yomi: シュ、シュウ、ス。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. someone, person
Readings
Kun'yomi: もの。
On'yomi: シャ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. goods, refinement, dignity, article, counter for meal courses
Readings
Kun'yomi: しな。
On'yomi: ホン、ヒン。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. guest, visitor, customer, client
Readings
Kun'yomi: まろうど。
On'yomi: キャク、カク。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. employee, member, number, the one in charge
Readings
Kun'yomi: かず、いな。
On'yomi: エン、ウン、イン。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. business, vocation, arts, performance
Readings
Kun'yomi: わざ、のぶ、なり。
On'yomi: ゴウ、ギョウ。
Stroke Count
14 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. Esq., way, manner, situation, polite suffix
Readings
Kun'yomi: さま、さん。
On'yomi: ヨウ、ショウ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. good, pleasing, skilled
Readings
Kun'yomi: よ.い、い.い、まこと.に、やや、-い.い、-よ.い。
On'yomi: ラ、ロウ、リョウ。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. cry, weep, moan
Readings
Kun'yomi: な.く。
On'yomi: コウ、キュウ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. faith, truth, fidelity, trust
Readings
Kun'yomi: のぶ、まこと。
On'yomi: シン。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. remainder, leftover, balance
Readings
Kun'yomi: のこ.る、のこ.す、そこな.う、のこ.り。
On'yomi: ザン、サン。
Stroke Count
14 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. guess, presume, surmise, judge, understand
Readings
On'yomi: セチ、サツ。
Stroke Count
20 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. deliberation, consultation, debate, consideration
Readings
Kun'yomi: のり、かた。
On'yomi: ギ。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. crime, sin, offense
Readings
Kun'yomi: おか.す。
On'yomi: ボン、ハン。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. ancestor, pioneer, founder
Readings
Kun'yomi: い。
On'yomi: ソ。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. lengthen, counter for bows & stringed instruments, stretch, spread, put up (tent)
Readings
Kun'yomi: は.る、は.り、ば.り、わり、はり、-は.り、-ば.り。
On'yomi: チョウ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. propose, take along, carry in hand
Readings
Kun'yomi: さ.げる。
On'yomi: ダイ、テイ、チョウ。
Stroke Count
14 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. made in..., manufacture
Readings
On'yomi: セ、セイ。
Stroke Count
15 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. substance, quality, matter, temperament
Readings
Kun'yomi: たち、ただ.す、もと、わりふ。
On'yomi: チ、シチ、シツ。
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。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. secret, conceal
Readings
Kun'yomi: ひ.める、ひそ.か、かく.す。
On'yomi: ヒ。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. secrecy, density (pop), minuteness, carefulness
Readings
Kun'yomi: ひそ.か。
On'yomi: ミチ、ミツ、ビツ。
Stroke Count
19 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. admonish, commandment
Readings
Kun'yomi: いまし.める。
On'yomi: キョウ、ケイ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. shame, dishonor
Readings
Kun'yomi: はじ、は.じる、は.じらう、は.ずかしい。
On'yomi: チ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. catch, capture
Readings
Kun'yomi: つか.まえる、つか.まる、と.らえる、と.らわれる、と.る、とら.える、とら.われる。
On'yomi: ブ、ホ。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. reputation, praise, honor, glory
Readings
Kun'yomi: ほま.れ、ほ.める、たか、たけ、ほまれ、ほめ、ほん、え。
On'yomi: ヨ。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. stubborn, foolish, firmly
Readings
Kun'yomi: かたく。
On'yomi: ゲン、ガン。

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