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Learn Japanese with Anime - Are We Doing It? Right Now?! Right Here?!

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Learn Japanese with Anime - Are We Doing It? Right Now?! Right Here?!

In this video we’re going to analyse Bertolt Hoover’s quote from Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin).

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Analysis

やる means “to do some action”. You might know that both やる and する mean “to do” but when you refer to a particular action without stating exactly which one, usually やる is used.

んだ is the broken version of のだ. When it’s used in a question sentence, it implies the speaker wants clarification based on the background or context. So in this scene, the context is that Bertolt sees Reiner talking about a secret they never told anyone and he wants to clarify that they are really going to reveal the secret as Reiner didn’t tell him to, directly or clearly.

な is the sentence ending particle which indicates request for confirmation or agreement from the listener in male speech. In female speech, ね is used instead.

今 means “now”.

ここ means “here” and で is the particle for a location where the action will be taken.

So the whole sentence is supposed to be 今ここでやるんだな? meaning “Are we doing it right now right here?” but he separated the words and changed the word order to make sure that they are really going to do it “RIGHT NOW” “RIGHT HERE”. The nuance gets stronger as you add the words. It also sounds more dramatic than the normal word order.

Bertolt Hoover’s Quote

Are we doing it?! Right now?! Right here?!

やる (to do some action)

This game is very fun! Do you want to play it?
Can you do fortune telling on that app? I’ll do it, I’ll do it!
Did you do your homework? How about cleaning your room? – I’ll do it later!

んだ + な/ね in Question (seek clarification based on background/context)

  • verb + んだ
You are doing your homework after finishing this game?

  • i-adjective + んだ
I have coffee and tea as well but you’re sure you’re fine with water?

  • na-adjective + + んだ
Are you sure this is OK to eat?

  • noun + + んだ
Is that story true?
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Vocabulary

nda
expression
  1. the expectation is that ...; the reason is that ...
ima
adverbial noun, noun
  1. now
koko
noun
  1. here (place physically close to the speaker, place pointed by the speaker while explaining)
sono
pre-noun adjectival
  1. that (something or someone distant from the speaker, close to the listener; actions of the listener, or ideas expressed or understood by the listener)
shukudai
noun
  1. homework
kono
pre-noun adjectival
  1. this (something or someone close to the speaker (including the speaker), or ideas expressed by the speaker)
sugoku
adverb
  1. very; immensely
omoshiroi
i adjective
  1. interesting; amusing
apuri
noun
  1. (computer) application
uranai
noun
  1. fortune-telling
uranau
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to tell someone's fortune
dekiru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be able (in a position) to do
souji
noun, suru verb
  1. cleaning
atode
adverb
  1. afterwards
owaru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to finish
koohii
noun, no adjective
  1. coffee
koucha
noun
  1. black tea
omizu
noun
  1. (a cup of) water
kore
pronoun
  1. this (indicating an item near the speaker, the action of the speaker, or the current topic)
taberu
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to eat
daijoubu
na adjective, adverb, noun
  1. safe; all right
nanda
auxiliary
  1. it is assuredly that ...; can say with confidence that ...
hanashi
noun
  1. talk; story
hontou
na adjective, noun
  1. truth
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Kanji

Stroke Count
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. water
Readings
Kun'yomi: みず、みづ、み、みず-。
On'yomi: スイ。
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
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. white
Readings
Kun'yomi: しろ、しら、しろ.い、か、あき、しら.む、もう.す、つくも、しら-。
On'yomi: ビャク、ハク、パイ。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. now
Readings
Kun'yomi: いま。
On'yomi: コン、キン。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. hit, right, appropriate, himself
Readings
Kun'yomi: あ.たる、あ.てる、あ.たり、まさ.に、まさ.に・・・すべし、たい、あ.て、まさ.にべし。
On'yomi: トウ、トウ。
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. tea
Readings
On'yomi: チャ、ジャ、タ、サ。
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
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. tale, talk
Readings
Kun'yomi: はな.す、はなし。
On'yomi: ワ、エ、カ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. roof, house, shop, dealer, seller
Readings
Kun'yomi: や、た。
On'yomi: オク。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. mask, face, features, surface
Readings
Kun'yomi: おもて、おも、つら、ほおつき。
On'yomi: メン、ベン。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. inn, lodging, relay station, dwell, lodge, be pregnant, home, dwelling
Readings
Kun'yomi: A、やど.る、やど.す、ぶすき、やけ、すく、やど。
On'yomi: シュク、シュ、スク、シュウ。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. end, finish
Readings
Kun'yomi: -お.わる、お.える、お.わる、つい、おわ.る、つい.に。
On'yomi: お.わる、お.える、シュ、シュウ、おわ.る、つい、つい.に、ばて。
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
18 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. topic, subject
Readings
On'yomi: ダイ、テイ。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. husband, man
Readings
Kun'yomi: おっと、それ。
On'yomi: フウ、フ、ブ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. crimson, deep red
Readings
Kun'yomi: べに、くれない、あかい、あか.い。
On'yomi: ク、グ、コウ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. exclude, division (x/3), remove, abolish, cancel, except
Readings
Kun'yomi: のぞ.く、よ.け、-よ.け。
On'yomi: ジ、ジョ、チョ。
Stroke Count
3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. length, 10feet, measure, Mr., Ms., height, stature, all (one has), only, that's all, merely
Readings
Kun'yomi: たけ、だけ、ますら、とも。
On'yomi: ジョウ、チョウ。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. fortune-telling, divining, forecasting, occupy, hold, have, get, take
Readings
Kun'yomi: し.める、うらな.う、しむ、じめ。
On'yomi: セン。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. sweep, brush
Readings
Kun'yomi: は.く、か、はら.う。
On'yomi: ソウ、シュ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. uncanny, weird, threatening, horrible
Readings
Kun'yomi: さむ.い、すご.い、すさ.まじい。
On'yomi: サイ、セイ。

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