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Learn Japanese with Anime - It’s Not Just Coins I Can Shoot! This Is My Full Strength!!!

10 Sentences|41 Words|38 Kanji

Learn Japanese with Anime - It’s Not Just Coins I Can Shoot! This Is My Full Strength!!!

In this video we’re going to analyse Mikoto Misaka’s quote from A Certain Scientific Railgun (Toaru Kagaku no Railgun).

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Analysis

Let’s break down the first sentence, 私が飛ばせんのはコインだけじゃない. The sentence structure is A は B じゃない which means “A is not B”. は is the topic particle which indicates A is the topic of a sentence and じゃない is used to make a sentence negative.

First let’s look at the A 私が飛ばせんの which is a noun clause (= a clause which can act as a noun).

私 means “I”.

が is the subject particle. You might want to use は here but basically you have to use が to mark a subject in a subordinate clause, whereas は is used to mark a topic in a main clause.

飛ばせんの is a combination of a verb 飛ばせる meaning “can fly something” or “can shoot something” and the particle の which makes what comes before into a noun and it can be translated to “the one which”. In very informal speech, when the verb that ends in る is followed by the particle の, る often becomes ん as it’s a bit easier and faster to pronounce. For example, するの becomes すんの, 食べるの becomes 食べんの, 来るの becomes 来んの, and so on.

So 私が飛ばせんの means “the one which I can shoot”.

Now let’s look at the B. コイン means “coins” and だけ means “only” so コインだけ means “only coins”.

So the whole sentence 私が飛ばせんのはコインだけじゃない is, if it’s translated directly, “the ones which I can shoot are not only coins”. So it means “it’s not just coins I can shoot” or “coins aren’t the only things I can shoot”.

Now we’re going to look at the second sentence, これが私の全力だ.

これ means “this”.

が is the subject particle and this が is used to emphasise これ as Mikoto is showing THIS which is something Therestina has never seen.

私 means “I” and with the particle の, you can make it possession, so 私の means “my”.

全力 means “full strength”.

だ is used to make a sentence affirmative and declarative so it’s opposite to じゃない.

So これが私の全力だ means “This is my full strength”.

Mikoto Misaka’s Quote

It’s not just coins I can shoot! This is my full strength!!!

Subject Particle が (used in subordinate clauses)

The movie I watched yesterday was very good.
When my mother gave me a call, I was in the office.
The book I am reading these days is a fantasy novel.

Verb That Ends in る → ん + の (noun clause)

You run fast!
Who is coming to the party tomorrow?
I always go to bed around 12 o’clock.

Subject Particle が (emphasis)

Look, THAT is Mt. Fuji. You’ve never seen it before, right?
THIS is the currently popular; Nintendo Switch!
THAT man is the groper! Catch him quickly!
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Vocabulary

watashi
pronoun, no adjective
  1. I
tobasu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to fly; to fire; to hurl
zenryoku
noun, no adjective
  1. all one's power
miru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to see
kinou
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. yesterday
eiga
noun, no adjective
  1. movie
denwa
noun, suru verb, no adjective
  1. telephone
kureru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to do for one
iru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be (of animate objects)
toki
adverbial noun, noun
  1. occasion; moment
kaisha
noun
  1. company
saikin
no adjective, adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. recently
yomu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to read
fantajii
noun
  1. fantasy
shousetsu
noun, no adjective
  1. novel
hashiru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to run
ashita
noun (temporal)
  1. tomorrow
kuru
kuru verb, intransitive verb, auxiliary verb
  1. to come (spatially or temporally)
dare
pronoun, no adjective
  1. who
neru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to go to bed
kurai
suffix, particle
  1. approximately
fujisan
noun
  1. Mt Fuji
kochira
noun
  1. this one (something physically close to the speaker)
ima
adverbial noun, noun
  1. the present time
wadai
noun, no adjective
  1. topic; subject
ano
pre-noun adjectival
  1. that (someone or something distant from both speaker and listener, or situation unfamiliar to both speaker and listener)
chikan
noun
  1. molester
hayaku
adverb
  1. quickly
tsukamaeru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to catch; to arrest
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Kanji

Stroke Count
2 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. power, strength, strong, strain, bear up, exert
Readings
Kun'yomi: ちから。
On'yomi: リキ、リョク、リイ。
Stroke Count
3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. little, small
Readings
Kun'yomi: こ、お、ちい.さい、お-、こ-、さ-。
On'yomi: ショウ。
Stroke Count
3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. mountain
Readings
Kun'yomi: やま。
On'yomi: サン、セン。
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. book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things
Readings
Kun'yomi: もと。
On'yomi: ホン。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. early, fast
Readings
Kun'yomi: はや.い、はや.まる、はや.める、そ、さわ、さか、さ-、はや、はや-。
On'yomi: サッ、ソウ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. male
Readings
Kun'yomi: おとこ、お、み。
On'yomi: ナン、ダン。
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
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. now
Readings
Kun'yomi: いま。
On'yomi: コン、キン。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. mama, mother
Readings
Kun'yomi: はは、も。
On'yomi: ボ、ム、モ、ボウ。
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. 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. 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
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. run
Readings
Kun'yomi: はし.る、はしり、かける、ゆき。
On'yomi: ス、ソウ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. near, early, akin, tantamount
Readings
Kun'yomi: ちか.い、おお、この、おう。
On'yomi: コン、ゴン、キン。
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
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. brush-stroke, picture
Readings
Kun'yomi: えが.く、か.く、かぎ.る、はか.る、かく.する、はかりごと。
On'yomi: エ、ガ、ワク、カイ、カク。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. time, hour
Readings
Kun'yomi: とき、-どき。
On'yomi: ジ、シ。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. tale, talk
Readings
Kun'yomi: はな.す、はなし。
On'yomi: ワ、エ、カ。
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. read
Readings
Kun'yomi: よ.む、よ.み、よみ、-よ.み。
On'yomi: ズ、ドク、トウ、トク。
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
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. quick, fast
Readings
Kun'yomi: はや.い、はや.める、はや.まる、すみ.やか、わ、はや-。
On'yomi: ソク。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. Sino-, China
Readings
Kun'yomi: あや、から、おとこ。
On'yomi: カン。
Stroke Count
18 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. topic, subject
Readings
On'yomi: ダイ、テイ。
Stroke Count
3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. gentleman, samurai, samurai radical (no. 33)
Readings
Kun'yomi: ま、お、さむらい。
On'yomi: ジ、シ。
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
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. yesterday, previous
Readings
On'yomi: ザク、サク。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. fly, skip (pages), scatter
Readings
Kun'yomi: と.ぶ、と.ばす、-と.ばす。
On'yomi: ヒ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. utmost, most, extreme
Readings
Kun'yomi: もっと.も、つま.む、つま。
On'yomi: サイ、シュ。
Stroke Count
14 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. rumor, opinion, theory
Readings
Kun'yomi: と.く、とき、さとし。
On'yomi: セツ、ゼイ、エチ、セ、セチ、エツ、セイ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. wealth, enrich, abundant
Readings
Kun'yomi: と.む、とみ、と.ます。
On'yomi: フ、フウ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. private, I, me
Readings
Kun'yomi: わたくし、わたし、わたくし.する、わし、ひそ.か。
On'yomi: シ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. reflect, reflection, projection
Readings
Kun'yomi: うつ.す、うつ.る、は.える、ば.え、てる、あきら、-ば.え。
On'yomi: ヨウ、エイ。
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. 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
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. stupid, foolish
Readings
Kun'yomi: し.れる、おろか。
On'yomi: チ。
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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