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Learn Japanese with Anime - You Finally Looked At Me

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Learn Japanese with Anime - You Finally Looked At Me

In this video we’re going to analyse Takagi-san’s quote from Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san (Skilled Teaser Takagi) (anime scene edited).

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Analysis

やっと means “finally” used when something has been achieved after a lot of time or effort.

こっち means “this way“ or “this direction”. This is one of the kosoado words which are based on the physical distance between the speaker and the listener. So こっち means “this way towards the speaker”, そっち means “that way towards the listener”, あっち means “that way away from both the speaker and the listener” and どっち means “which way” used in a question.

向いた is the ta-form or casual past tense of the verb 向く meaning “to face” or “turn towards something”. So こっち向いた directly means “faced this way” which can be translated as “looked at me”. The を particle is omitted which often happens in casual speech.

Actually, the verb 向く is a tricky word as it can take the particle に as well. But in the sentence こっちを向く, を cannot be replaced with に and here is why:

Direction を向く is used when a subjective action is carried out with the one’s own volition. こっちに向く cannot be used as the action “to face this way” is a subjective action done by someone so the particle を is used.

On the other hand, Direction に向く is used for a state where there is no subjective or volitional action. For example, その窓は北に向いている meaning “The window faces north”. In this sentence, に is used as it’s a state of the window facing north and there is no subjective action.

However, を can also be used with non-volitional action when the speaker personifies something. For example, 花は枯れて下を向いている。meaning “A flower died and it’s facing down”. In this sentence, を is used even though it’s not a subjective action as you personify the flower. So if you personify the window, you can also say その窓は北を向いている.

It’s a bit complicated but basically only を is used for a volitional action and both に and を can be used for a state of being.

Takagi-san’s Quote

You finally looked at me.

やっと (finally)

After waiting for an hour, the food that I ordered has finally arrived.
The report that I started writing last week has finally finished today.
The anime that I’ve been looking forward to has finally started.

NOTE

Difference between やっと and ついに:

  • やっと – used for something you were hoping for (something good), emphasises that you waited for a long time
  • ついに – used for something good or bad, emphasises that you reach a particular point at last 
We finally defeated our rival team.
I was pushing myself at work, and then I finally collapsed.

こっち/そっち/あっち/どっち (Kosoado Words for Direction)

I have something to talk about, so please come and sit here.
I’m going to throw a ball towards you so catch it!
I hate you! Go away!
There are two paths. Which way should we go?

向く (to face/turn towards something)

If you walk looking down, it’s dangerous.
I’m going to get changed so look the other way!
Ehōmaki is a sushi roll that you eat facing the lucky direction on the day of the Setsubun (February 3rd).

NOTE

向く should be used with a direction word (e.g. up, down, right, left, north, south, etc). If it’s not used with a direction word, 〜の方 should be added.

I’m going to take a picture! Everybody, please look towards the camera.

Difference between 向く, 向ける and 向かう:

  • 向く (intransitive/transitive) – to face/turn towards something on the spot
  • 向ける (transitive) – to make something face/turn towards something
  • 向かう (intransitive) – to head/move towards the destination
I face the camera towards myself and take a selfie.
On the way to the station, I met a teacher.
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Vocabulary

kocchi
noun
  1. this way (direction close to the speaker or towards the speaker)
muku
godan verb
  1. to face
  2. to turn toward
jikan
adverbial noun, noun
  1. time
matsu
godan verb, transitive verb, intransitive verb
  1. to wait
chuumon
noun, suru verb, no adjective
  1. order
kuru
kuru verb, intransitive verb, auxiliary verb
  1. to come (spatially or temporally)
ryouri
noun, suru verb
  1. cooking
senshuu
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. last week
kakihajimeru
ichidan verb
  1. to begin to write
repooto
noun, suru verb
  1. report
kyou
noun (temporal)
  1. today
owaru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to finish
tanoshimi
na adjective, noun
  1. looking forward to
anime
noun, no adjective
  1. anime (when referring to Japanese cartoons)
hajimaru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to begin
raibaru
noun, no adjective
  1. rival
katsu
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to win
shigoto
noun, suru verb, no adjective
  1. work
muri
na adjective, noun, suru verb
  1. overdoing
taoreru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to collapse
shimau
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to do something completely
hanashi
noun
  1. talk; speech
suwaru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to sit
socchi
pronoun, no adjective
  1. that way (direction distant from the speaker, close to the listener)
boorunage
noun
  1. playing catch
acchi
pronoun, no adjective
  1. that way (direction distant from both speaker and listener)
kyacchi
noun, suru verb
  1. catch
omae
pronoun, no adjective
  1. you (formerly honorific, now sometimes derog. term referring to an equal or inferior)
kirai
na adjective, noun
  1. dislike
iku
godan verb (iku/yuku), intransitive verb
  1. to go
michi
noun
  1. road; street; path
futatsu
numeric
  1. two
susumu
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to advance
aruku
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to walk
abunai
i adjective
  1. dangerous
kigaeru
ichidan verb
  1. to change one's clothes
ehoumaki
noun
  1. Ehomaki (sushi roll eaten during setsubun)
ehou
noun
  1. favourable or lucky direction (favorable)
setsubun
noun
  1. last day of winter in the traditional Japanese calendar (usually February 3 or 4); holiday for end of winter (accompanied by a bean scattering ceremony)
taberu
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to eat
makizushi
noun
  1. sushi made rolled in nori seaweed with a core of filling
shashinwotoru
expression, godan verb
  1. to take a picture
minasan
noun
  1. everyone
hou
adverbial noun, noun
  1. direction
kudasai
expression
  1. (after te-form of a verb or a noun prefixed with o- or go-) please do for me
jibun
pronoun, no adjective
  1. myself
mukeru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to turn towards
toru
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to take (a photo)
mukau
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to go towards
tochuu
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. on the way
sensei
noun
  1. teacher
au
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to meet
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Kanji

Stroke Count
2 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. two, two radical (no.2)
Readings
Kun'yomi: ふた、ふた.つ、ふたた.び。
On'yomi: ニ、ジ。
Stroke Count
3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. below, down, descend, give, low, inferior
Readings
Kun'yomi: -くだ.す、お.りる、お.ろす、さ.がる、さ.げる、した、しも、もと、くだ.す、くだ.り、くだ.る、くだ.さる。
On'yomi: カ、ゲ。
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. sentence, literature, style, art, decoration, figures, plan, literary radical (no. 67)
Readings
Kun'yomi: ふみ、あや。
On'yomi: モン、ブン。
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. 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
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. now
Readings
Kun'yomi: いま。
On'yomi: コン、キン。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. part, minute of time, segment, share, degree, one's lot, duty, understand, know, rate, 1%, chances, shaku/100
Readings
Kun'yomi: わ.け、わ.かつ、わ.かる、わ.ける、わ.かれる。
On'yomi: ブ、フン、ブン。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. direction, person, alternative
Readings
Kun'yomi: かた、まさ、-かた、-がた。
On'yomi: ホウ。
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
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. oneself
Readings
Kun'yomi: みずか.ら、おの.ずから、より、おの.ずと。
On'yomi: ジ、シ。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. going, journey
Readings
Kun'yomi: い.く、ゆ.く、おこな.う、おこな.い、C、-い.き、-ゆ.き、-いき、-ゆき、おこ.なう。
On'yomi: C、A、ゴウ、コウ、アン、ヒン、A、ギョウ。
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. 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. in front, before
Readings
Kun'yomi: まえ、さき、-まえ。
On'yomi: ゼン、セン。
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
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. time, hour
Readings
Kun'yomi: とき、-どき。
On'yomi: ジ、シ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. write
Readings
Kun'yomi: か.く、-が.き、-がき。
On'yomi: ショ。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. logic, arrangement, reason, justice, truth
Readings
Kun'yomi: みち、まろ、まさし、まこと、ひ、のり、に、とおる、ただし、さとる、おさむ、ことわり、よし、あや。
On'yomi: リ。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. week
Readings
On'yomi: シュ、ス、シュウ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. road-way, street, district, journey, course, moral, teachings
Readings
Kun'yomi: みち。
On'yomi: ドウ、トウ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. interval, space
Readings
Kun'yomi: あいだ、ま、あい。
On'yomi: ケン、カン。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. music, comfort, ease
Readings
Kun'yomi: たの.しい、たの.しむ、かな.でる、この.む。
On'yomi: ガク、ラク、ゴウ。
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
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. attend, doing, official, serve
Readings
Kun'yomi: つか.える。
On'yomi: ジ、シ。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. copy, be photographed, describe
Readings
Kun'yomi: うつ.る、うつ.す、うつ.し、うつ-。
On'yomi: シャ、ジャ。
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
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. throw, discard, abandon, launch into, join, invest in, hurl, give up, sell at a loss
Readings
Kun'yomi: な.げる、-な.げ。
On'yomi: ズ、トウ。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. matter, thing, fact, business, reason, possibly
Readings
Kun'yomi: こと、つか.う、つか.える。
On'yomi: ジ、シ、ズ。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. commence, begin
Readings
Kun'yomi: はじ.める、-はじ.める、はじ.まる。
On'yomi: シ。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. pour, irrigate, shed (tears), flow into, concentrate on, notes, comment, annotate
Readings
Kun'yomi: そそ.ぐ、さ.す、つ.ぐ。
On'yomi: チュウ、ス、シュ。
Stroke Count
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
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. true, reality, Buddhist sect
Readings
Kun'yomi: ま、まこと、ま-。
On'yomi: しん、シン。
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. advance, proceed, progress, promote
Readings
Kun'yomi: すす.む、すす.める、のぶ。
On'yomi: シン。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. victory, win, prevail, excel
Readings
Kun'yomi: か.つ、まさ.る、-が.ち、かつ、すぐ.れる。
On'yomi: ショウ。
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
14 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. station
Readings
Kun'yomi: うまや。
On'yomi: ヤク、エキ。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. director, official, govt office, rule, administer
Readings
Kun'yomi: つかさ、つかさど.る。
On'yomi: ス、シ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. fee, materials
Readings
On'yomi: リョウ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. nothingness, none, ain't, nothing, nil, not
Readings
Kun'yomi: な.い。
On'yomi: ム、ブ、モ。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. node, season, period, occasion, verse, clause, stanza, honor, joint, knuckle, knob, knot, tune, melody
Readings
Kun'yomi: ふし、-ぶし、のっと。
On'yomi: セチ、セツ。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. dangerous, fear, uneasy
Readings
Kun'yomi: あぶ.ない、あや.うい、あや.ぶむ。
On'yomi: キ、ギ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. scroll, volume, book, part, roll up, wind up, tie, coil, counter for texts (or book scrolls)
Readings
Kun'yomi: まき、ま.く、ま.き。
On'yomi: カン、ケン、カン。
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
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. longevity, congratulations, one's natural life
Readings
Kun'yomi: ことぶき、ひさし、のり、のぶ、なが、としかつ、すみ、すっ、じゅう、ことほ.ぐ、ことぶ.く、やす、かず。
On'yomi: ジュ、シュウ、ス。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. all, everything
Readings
Kun'yomi: みな、みんな、むな。
On'yomi: ケ、カイ。
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. favor, blessing, grace, kindness
Readings
Kun'yomi: めぐ.む、み、へい、しげ、さとし、け、めぐ.み、やす、あや。
On'yomi: エ、ケイ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. route, way, road
Readings
Kun'yomi: みち。
On'yomi: ズ、ド、ト。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. exchange, spare, substitute, per-
Readings
Kun'yomi: か.える、か.わる、かえ、か.え-。
On'yomi: タイ、テイ。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. dislike, detest, hate
Readings
Kun'yomi: きら.う、きら.い、いや。
On'yomi: ゲン、ケン。
Stroke Count
15 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. snapshot, take pictures
Readings
Kun'yomi: と.る、つま.む、ど.り、-ど.り。
On'yomi: サチ、サツ。

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