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Learn Japanese with Anime - Kids Should Be Smiling Like How Kids Always Do

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Learn Japanese with Anime - Kids Should Be Smiling Like How Kids Always Do

In this video we’re going to analyse Eikichi Onizuka’s quote from GTO (Great Teacher Onizuka).

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Analysis

ガキ means “a kid” or “brat” in a rough way.

は is the particle which indicates the topic of the sentence.

らしく following a noun means “just like” or “just like how one always does” which is used to express something that the speaker thinks it’s a typical characteristic of someone or something. So ガキらしく means “just like kids” or “just like how kids always do”. 

The particle よ in the middle of a sentence is used to make the tone strong, rough and manly.

ニカーッ is an onomatopoeia which expresses a grin or wide smile. The と particle following an onomatopoeia works as an adverb and explains a condition or way of being that exists at a particular time. For instance, if you use the onomatopoeia コロコロ with the verb 転がる meaning “to roll” which makes コロコロと転がる it expresses that something light is rolling but if it’s ゴロゴロと転がる it expresses something heavy is rolling. In this sentence, the verb modified with the adverb ニカーッと is 笑って which is the te-form of 笑う meaning “to smile” so ニカーッと笑う means “to smile widely“.

And a verb te-form followed by いこう means “should be doing something” used to express a suggestion or request in an encouraging and supportive way. So the verb usually has a positive meaning.

や is the sentence ending particle used by men when persuading equals or inferiors to do something in a rough and vulgar manner. It’s usually used with a verb volitional or imperative form.

 

Eikichi Onizuka’s Quote

Kids should be smiling like how kids always do.

Noun + らしく (just like/just like how one always does)

Don’t sit cross-legged. Sit like how girls should.
I am close to my students like friends but I act like a teacher in class.
The warm soothing breeze is blowing like how it should be in spring.

NOTE

らしく works as an adverb and らしい works as an adjective:

It’s a very summery fashion.

Difference Between らしい and のよう (casual: みたい):

  • Noun + らしい is used for something that is expectedly what it should be like (Typical).
  • Noun + のよう (みたい) is used for something that looks like something different (Metaphor).
The weather is just like spring (and it IS spring).
It feels like spring (even though it’s NOT spring).
Yamada-san is manly (and he IS a man).
Yamada-san is like a man (but Yamada-san is NOT a man).

Onomatopoeia + と (explains a condition or way of being that exists at a particular time)

The girl always has a cheery smile.
Suddenly, a strong gust of wind blew.
Something shined in the dark.

Verb Te-Form + いこう (expresses a suggestion or request in an encouraging and supportive way)

Don’t look down, always keep your head up.
Let’s be calm and defeat the enemies to clear the game.
You should be walking towards the future, not the past.
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Vocabulary

warau
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to laugh
  2. to smile
rashii
auxiliary adjective
  1. (after a noun, adverb or adjective stem) -ish; typical of ...
agurawokaku
expression, godan verb
  1. to sit cross-legged
onnanoko
noun
  1. girl
suwaru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to sit
seito
noun, no adjective
  1. pupil
tomodachi
noun
  1. friend
nakagaii
expression
  1. close; on good terms
jugyouchuu
noun
  1. while in class
haru
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. spring
fuku
godan verb
  1. to blow (wind, etc.)
sensei
noun
  1. teacher
furumau
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to behave; to conduct oneself
atatakai
i adjective
  1. warm
kokochiyoi
i adjective
  1. comfortable; pleasant
natsu
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. summer
fukusou
noun
  1. garments; attire
tenki
noun
  1. weather
otokorashii
i adjective
  1. manly
nikoniko
noun, suru verb, adverb
  1. smile
hohoemu
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to smile
tsuyoi
i adjective
  1. strong; powerful
kurayami
noun
  1. darkness; the dark
nanika
expression
  1. something
kira
adverb taking the to particle
  1. glittering; twinkling
hikaru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to shine
utsumuku
godan verb
  1. to look downward
ageru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to raise
ochitsuku
godan verb
  1. to calm down; to settle down
teki
noun
  1. opponent; rival
  2. enemy
taosu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to bring down
  2. to defeat
kuria
na adjective, suru verb
  1. clear
kako
adverbial noun, noun
  1. the past
mirai
noun, no adjective
  1. the future (usually distant)
mukau
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to face
  2. to go towards
aruku
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to walk
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Kanji

Stroke Count
3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. above, up
Readings
Kun'yomi: あ.げる、-あ.がり、-あ.がる、-あ.げる、-うえ、よ.す、あ.がり、あ.がる、うえ、かみ、うわ-、のぼ.す、のぼ.り、のぼ.る、のぼ.せる。
On'yomi: ジョウ、ショウ、シャン。
Stroke Count
3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. woman, female
Readings
Kun'yomi: おんな、め、をとめ、むすめ、なんじ。
On'yomi: ニョウ、ニョ、ジョ。
Stroke Count
3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac
Readings
Kun'yomi: こ、ね、-こ。
On'yomi: ス、シ、ツ。
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. heavens, sky, imperial
Readings
Kun'yomi: あま、あめ、あま-、あまつ。
On'yomi: テン。
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. male
Readings
Kun'yomi: おとこ、お、み。
On'yomi: ナン、ダン。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. friend
Readings
Kun'yomi: とも、う、ど、すけ、ゆ、ゆう。
On'yomi: ユウ、ウ、イウ。
Stroke Count
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
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. ray, light
Readings
Kun'yomi: ひかり、ひか.る。
On'yomi: コウ。
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. 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. 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. walk, counter for steps
Readings
Kun'yomi: ある.く、あゆ.む。
On'yomi: フ、ブ、ホ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. springtime, spring (season)
Readings
Kun'yomi: はる。
On'yomi: シュン。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. wind, air, style, manner
Readings
Kun'yomi: -かぜ、かぜ、かざ-。
On'yomi: フ、フウ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. summer
Readings
Kun'yomi: なつ。
On'yomi: カ、ガ、ゲ。
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
18 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. face, expression
Readings
Kun'yomi: かお。
On'yomi: ゲン、ガン。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. gone, past, quit, leave, elapse, eliminate, divorce
Readings
Kun'yomi: さ.る、い、-さ.る。
On'yomi: コ、キョ。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. yonder, facing, beyond, confront, defy, tend toward, approach
Readings
Kun'yomi: む(か).う、-む.き、-む.け、む.い、む.く、む.かい、む.かう、む.ける、む.こう、む.こう-、むこ、むか.い。
On'yomi: コウ、キョウ。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. clothing, admit, obey, discharge
Readings
Kun'yomi: はつ、はら、はっ。
On'yomi: フク、ブ、ブク、フウ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. don, arrive, wear, counter for suits of clothing
Readings
Kun'yomi: き.る、き.せる、つ.く、つ.ける、ぎ、-ぎ、-き.せ。
On'yomi: ジャク、チャク。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. fall, drop, come down
Readings
Kun'yomi: お.ちる、お.とす、おち、お.ち。
On'yomi: ラク。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. darkness, disappear, shade, informal, grow dark, be blinded
Readings
Kun'yomi: くら.い、くら.む、くれ.る。
On'yomi: オン、アン。
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
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. un-, not yet, hitherto, still, even now, sign of the ram, 1-3PM, eighth sign of Chinese zodiac
Readings
Kun'yomi: いま.だ、ま.だ、ひつじ。
On'yomi: ミ、ビ。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. go-between, relationship
Readings
Kun'yomi: なか、つづき、なかつ、ちゅん。
On'yomi: ジュウ、チュウ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. junior, emptiness, vanity, futility, uselessness, ephemeral thing, gang, set, party, people
Readings
Kun'yomi: いたずら、あだ、かち。
On'yomi: ズ、ド、ト。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. laugh
Readings
Kun'yomi: わら.う、え.む、えみ。
On'yomi: ショウ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. accomplished, reach, arrive, attain
Readings
Kun'yomi: -たち。
On'yomi: ダチ、タツ、ダ。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. impart, instruct, grant, confer
Readings
Kun'yomi: さず.ける、さず.かる。
On'yomi: ジュ、シュウ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. overdo, exceed, go beyond, error
Readings
Kun'yomi: す.ぎる、す.ごす、あやま.つ、あやま.ち、-す.ぎ、-す.ぎる、よ.ぎる。
On'yomi: カ。
Stroke Count
15 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. enemy, foe, opponent
Readings
Kun'yomi: かたき、かな.う、あだ。
On'yomi: ジャク、テキ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. squat, seat, cushion, gathering, sit
Readings
Kun'yomi: すわ.る、くら、すわ.り。
On'yomi: ザ、サ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. attire, dress, pretend, disguise, profess
Readings
Kun'yomi: よそお.う、よそお.い。
On'yomi: ショウ、ソウ。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. warmth
Readings
Kun'yomi: あたた.か、あたた.かい、あたた.まる、あたた.める。
On'yomi: ノン、ナン、ダン。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. blow, breathe, puff, emit, smoke
Readings
Kun'yomi: ふ.く、ふき。
On'yomi: スイ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. overthrow, fall, collapse, drop, break down
Readings
Kun'yomi: たお.れる、たお.す、だお.れ、さかさま、-だお.れ。
On'yomi: トウ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. shake, wave, wag, swing
Readings
Kun'yomi: ふ.る、ふ.るう、ふ.れる、ぶ.る、ふ.り、ぶ.り、ふり、-ぶ.り。
On'yomi: シン。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. delicate, minuteness, insignificance
Readings
Kun'yomi: かす.か、ほろ。
On'yomi: ミ、ビ。
Stroke Count
15 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. dance, flit, circle, wheel
Readings
Kun'yomi: ま.う、まい、-ま.う。
On'yomi: ム、ブ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. barbarian, foreign
Readings
Kun'yomi: なんぞ、くる、えびす。
On'yomi: ウ、グ、ゴ、コ。
Stroke Count
17 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. get dark, gloom, disorder
Readings
Kun'yomi: やみ、くら.い。
On'yomi: オン、アン。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
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English Meaning
  1. bend down, lie prostrate
Readings
Kun'yomi: ふ.す、うつむ.く、ふ.せる。
On'yomi: フ。

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