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Learn Japanese with Anime - Can We Be Friends?

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Learn Japanese with Anime - Can We Be Friends?

In this video we’re going to analyse Shoya Ishida’s quote from A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi).

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Analysis

俺 means “I” in a manly way.

と is the particle used to name things one by one. It used to be attached to each word you name, so in this case it’s supposed to be 俺と西宮と but an omission of the one in the end has become more common in the modern language. It can be used multiple times such as 卵と牛乳とバターとパンを買った meaning “I bought eggs, milk, butter and bread”.

西宮 is the last name of the girl. Japanese people usually don’t use the pronoun “you” especially あなた as it sounds unfriendly, instead, they tend to call a person by their name. You usually call them by their surname when you have a certain distance like if you two just met or they’re just your colleagues, and you start calling them by their first name when you get closer.

友達 means “friends”.

なれる is the potential form of the verb なる meaning “to become”. With a noun, the particle に is usually used so 友達になれる means “can become friends“.

かな is used in questions when you don’t want to sound too assertive. So if it’s 友達になれる? meaning “can we be friends?” it’s just a simple and direct question for the speaker to get the answer. But by adding かな in the end, you can make it more subtle and humble as it sounds like “Do you think we can be friends?” or “I wonder if we can be friends?”

Shoya Ishida’s Quote

I and Nishimiya, can we be friends?

と (and)

For now, I’ll have a tap beer, edamame and gyoza, please.
Saturday and Sunday are my days off.
As for anime, I like Naruto, One Piece, Case Closed and One Punch Man.

Noun + になる (to become something)

I can’t wait for spring to come.
When it becomes three o’clock, let’s eat snacks!
When it turns August, it will get genuinely hot.

かな (I wonder … ?)

Can you come here, I wonder?
Do you think this dress is ok for tomorrow’s party?
May I smoke?
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Vocabulary

ore
pronoun, no adjective
  1. I; me (rough or arrogant-sounding first-person pronoun, formerly also used by women)
tomodachi
noun
  1. friend
kana
particle
  1. I wonder (sentence ending prt)
toriaezu
adverb, noun
  1. for the time being; for now
namabiiru
noun
  1. draught beer
edamame
noun
  1. edamame (green soybeans)
gyouza
noun
  1. gyoza (Japanese crescent-shaped pan-fried dumplings stuffed with minced pork and vegetables)
kudasai
expression
  1. please give me
doyoubi
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. Saturday
nichiyoubi
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. Sunday
yasumu
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to take a day off
anime
noun, no adjective
  1. animated cartoon; anime (when referring to Japanese cartoons)
meitantei
noun
  1. great detective
suki
na adjective, noun
  1. liking
haru
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. spring
machidooshii
i adjective
  1. looking forward to; anxiously awaited
oyatsu
noun
  1. between meal snack
taberu
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to eat
gatsu
noun, used as a suffix
  1. month (of the year)
honkakuteki
na adjective
  1. full-blown; genuine
atsui
i adjective
  1. hot (weather, etc.)
kocchi
noun
  1. this way (direction close to the speaker or towards the speaker)
kuru
kuru verb, intransitive verb, auxiliary verb
  1. to come (spatially or temporally)
morau
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to get somebody to do something (follows a verb in "te" form)
ashita
noun (temporal)
  1. tomorrow
kono
pre-noun adjectival
  1. this (something or someone close to the speaker (including the speaker), or ideas expressed by the speaker)
tabako
noun
  1. tobacco; cigarettes
suu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to smoke
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Kanji

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3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. soil, earth, ground, Turkey
Readings
Kun'yomi: つち、ひじ。
On'yomi: ド、ツ、ト。
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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。
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4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. day, sun, Japan, counter for days
Readings
Kun'yomi: -か、-び、ひ。
On'yomi: ジツ、ニチ。
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4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. month, moon
Readings
Kun'yomi: つき。
On'yomi: ガツ、ゲツ。
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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。
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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. rest, day off, retire, sleep
Readings
Kun'yomi: やす.む、やす.まる、やす.める。
On'yomi: キュウ。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. name, noted, distinguished, reputation
Readings
Kun'yomi: な、-な。
On'yomi: ミョウ、メイ。
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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
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. springtime, spring (season)
Readings
Kun'yomi: はる。
On'yomi: シュン。
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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
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. time, hour
Readings
Kun'yomi: とき、-どき。
On'yomi: ジ、シ。
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13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. distant, far
Readings
Kun'yomi: とお.い、おに、ど、どお。
On'yomi: オン、エン。
Stroke Count
18 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. weekday
Readings
Kun'yomi: かがや.く、ひかり、あきら、てらす、てる、よう。
On'yomi: ヨウ、ユウ、エウ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. beans, pea, midget
Readings
Kun'yomi: まめ、ど、まめ-。
On'yomi: ズ、トウ。
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9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. wait, depend on
Readings
Kun'yomi: ま.つ、ま.ち、まつ、まち、-ま.ち。
On'yomi: ダイ、タイ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. sultry, hot, summer heat
Readings
Kun'yomi: あつ.い。
On'yomi: ショ。
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6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. fond, pleasing, like something
Readings
Kun'yomi: この.む、い.い、す.く、よ.い。
On'yomi: コウ。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. bull's eye, mark, target, object, adjective ending
Readings
Kun'yomi: まと。
On'yomi: チャク、テキ。
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
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. bough, branch, twig, limb, counter for branches
Readings
Kun'yomi: えだ、ぐさ、え。
On'yomi: シ、ギ、キ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. status, rank, capacity, character, case (law, grammar)
Readings
Kun'yomi: いた.る、いた.す、ただ.す、から.む。
On'yomi: コウ、キャク、カク、ゴウ。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. suck, imbibe, inhale, sip
Readings
Kun'yomi: す.う。
On'yomi: コウ、キュウ。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. grope, search, look for
Readings
Kun'yomi: さが.す、さぐ.る。
On'yomi: トン、タン。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. spy
Readings
On'yomi: チョウ、テイ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. I, myself
Readings
Kun'yomi: おれ、われ。
On'yomi: エン。
Stroke Count
15 Strokes
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English Meaning
  1. gyoza
Readings
On'yomi: ギョウ、キョウ、コウ。

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