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Learn Japanese with Anime - Once Again I Have Cut A Worthless Object

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Learn Japanese with Anime - Once Again I Have Cut A Worthless Object

In this video we’re going to analyse Goemon’s quote from Lupin the Third (Rupan Sansei).

Analysis

また means “again”.

つまらぬ is an old-fashioned and classical way of saying つまらない meaning “worthless”. Goemon often speaks in this old-fashioned way because he has a samurai spirit.

物 means “a thing” or “an object”.

The particle を is used to indicate what comes before is the direct object of the verb. So in this sentence, つまらぬ物 is the object that is affected by the action of the following verb.

And the verb here is 斬って which is the te-form of the verb 斬る meaning “to cut”. So つまらぬ物を斬る means “to cut a worthless object”. If you learned the kanji for “cutting” you might know this kanji (切る) which is commonly used. For example, リンゴを切る meaning “to cut an apple”. Whereas this kanji (斬る) is used when cutting something or someone by a sword. For example, 刀で人を斬る meaning “to cut a person by a sword”.

しまった is the past tense of しまう and the te-form of the verb followed by しまう means “to do something unintentionally”. It implies cutting a worthless object is not what Goemon wants to do and it is a regrettable thing for him.

Goemon’s Quote

Once again I have cut a worthless object.

また (again)

Well, see you again next week.
I will come again tomorrow.
I made the same mistake again.

斬る vs 切る (“to cut by a sword” vs “to cut”)

After Harakiri, Kaishaku-nin will cut the head.
Man-slaughter samurai cut his hair.
When I tried to cut off a relationship with him, I was almost cut by a Japanese sword.

Verb Te-Form + しまう (to do something unintentionally)

If I was told not to look, I want to look even more.
I slept in and I missed the train.
I broke an important plate.

NOTE

It also means “to finish something” depending on the context.

You can finish all of the cookies in the box.
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Vocabulary

mata
adverb, conjunction, prefix
  1. again
tsumaranu
expression
  1. dull; uninteresting; boring
  2. insignificant; trifling
tsumaranai
i adjective
  1. dull; uninteresting; boring
  2. insignificant; trifling
kiru
godan verb
  1. to kill (a human) using a blade (sword, machete, knife, etc.); to cut (off)
shimau
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to do something completely; to put an end to
ja
conjunction, interjection
  1. well then
mataraishuu
expression
  1. See you next week
raishuu
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. next week
ashita
noun (temporal)
  1. tomorrow
kuru
kuru verb, intransitive verb, auxiliary verb
  1. to come (spatially or temporally)
onaji
noun or verb acting prenominally, noun
  1. same
shippai
noun, no adjective, suru verb
  1. mistake
harakiri
noun
  1. ritual suicide
ato
noun, no adjective
  1. after
kaishaku
noun, suru verb
  1. suicide assistant
hitokiri
noun
  1. assassination
samurai
noun
  1. samurai
kami
noun
  1. hair (on the head)
kiru
suffix, godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to cut (usu. to cut through)
en
noun
  1. relationship (e.g. between two people)
nihontou
noun
  1. Japanese sword
souninatta
expression
  1. almost (did); nearly (did)
miru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to see; to look
na
particle
  1. (used with dictionary form verb) prohibition
gyakuni
adverb
  1. conversely
nebou
noun, suru verb
  1. sleeping in late
densha
noun
  1. (electric) train
noriokureru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to miss (train, bus, etc.)
taisetsu
na adjective, noun
  1. important; valuable
waru
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to break
zenbu
adverbial noun, noun (temporal), no adjective
  1. all
taberu
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to eat
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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。
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3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. large, big
Readings
Kun'yomi: おお、おお.きい、おお.いに、もと、まさる、ひろし、はじめ、とも、たかし、おう、わ、うふ、-おお.いに、おお-。
On'yomi: ダイ、ダ、タイ、タ。
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. 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. book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things
Readings
Kun'yomi: もと。
On'yomi: ホン。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. see, hopes, chances, idea, opinion, look at, visible
Readings
Kun'yomi: み.る、み.える、み.せる。
On'yomi: ケン、ゲン。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. car
Readings
Kun'yomi: くるま。
On'yomi: シャ。
Stroke Count
2 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. sword, saber, knife
Readings
Kun'yomi: かたな、そり。
On'yomi: トウ、ト。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. cut, cutoff, be sharp
Readings
Kun'yomi: き.る、き.れる、-き.り、-き.る、-き.れ、-ぎ.り、-ぎ.れ、-き.れる、き.り、き.れ。
On'yomi: セチ、サイ、セツ、セイ。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. same, agree, equal
Readings
Kun'yomi: おな.じ。
On'yomi: ドウ、ヅウ、トウ。
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. bright, light
Readings
Kun'yomi: あか.るい、あき.らか、あ.ける、あけ、-あ.け、あ.く、あ.かす、あ.かり、あ.くる、あか.らむ、あか.るむ。
On'yomi: ミョウ、メイ、ミン。
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
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. neck, counter for songs and poems
Readings
Kun'yomi: くび、おびと。
On'yomi: シュ、シュウ。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. week
Readings
On'yomi: シュ、ス、シュウ。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. electricity
Readings
Kun'yomi: いなずま。
On'yomi: デン、テン。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. dish, a helping, plate
Readings
Kun'yomi: さら。
On'yomi: ベイ、ミョウ、メイ。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. whole, entire, all, complete, fulfill
Readings
Kun'yomi: すべ.て、まった.く。
On'yomi: ゼン、セン。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. thing, object, matter
Readings
Kun'yomi: もの、もの-。
On'yomi: モツ、モチ、ブツ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. ride, power, multiplication, record, counter for vehicles, board, mount, join
Readings
Kun'yomi: の.る、の.せる、の.り、のり、-の.り。
On'yomi: ジョウ、ショウ。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. section, bureau, dept, class, copy, part, portion, counter for copies of a newspaper or magazine
Readings
Kun'yomi: へ、べ、-べ。
On'yomi: フ、ブ、ホ。
Stroke Count
15 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. box, chest, case, bin, railway car
Readings
Kun'yomi: はこ。
On'yomi: ソウ、ショウ。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. lose, error, fault, disadvantage, loss
Readings
Kun'yomi: うしな.う、う.せる。
On'yomi: シチ、シツ。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. failure, defeat, reversal
Readings
Kun'yomi: やぶ.れる。
On'yomi: ヘ、ハイ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. inverted, reverse, opposite, wicked
Readings
Kun'yomi: さか、さか.らう、さか.さ。
On'yomi: ギャク、ゲキ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. proportion, comparatively, divide, cut, separate, split
Readings
Kun'yomi: わり、わ.る、わ.れる、さ.く、わ.り。
On'yomi: カチ、カツ。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. abdomen, belly, stomach
Readings
Kun'yomi: はら、なか。
On'yomi: フク。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. jammed in, shellfish, mediate, concern oneself with
Readings
Kun'yomi: ゆき、すけ。
On'yomi: ケ、カイ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. boy, priest's residence, priest
Readings
On'yomi: ボッ、ボウ、ホウ。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. waiter, samurai, wait upon, serve
Readings
Kun'yomi: さむらい、はべ.る、かみ。
On'yomi: ジ、シ。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. he, that, the
Readings
Kun'yomi: か、かれ、か.の、かの。
On'yomi: ヒ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. slow, late, back, later
Readings
Kun'yomi: おく.れる、おく.らす、おそ.い、じ。
On'yomi: ジ、チ。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. lie down, sleep, rest, bed, remain unsold
Readings
Kun'yomi: ね.る、ね.かす、い.ぬ、みたまや、や.める。
On'yomi: シン。
Stroke Count
14 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. hair of the head
Readings
Kun'yomi: かみ、ひげ、がた。
On'yomi: ホチ、ハツ。
Stroke Count
15 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. affinity, relation, connection, edge, border, verge, brink
Readings
Kun'yomi: ふち、ネン、ふちど.る、ゆかり、よすが、へり、えにし。
On'yomi: エン、-ネン。
Stroke Count
16 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. confused, mix, be in disorder
Readings
On'yomi: シャク、サク、ス、ソ。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
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English Meaning
  1. beheading, kill, murder
Readings
Kun'yomi: き.る。
On'yomi: ザン、セン、サン、ゼン。

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