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Learn Japanese with Anime - I Thought It Was A Miracle That Someone I Loved Would Love Me Back

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Learn Japanese with Anime - I Thought It Was A Miracle That Someone I Loved Would Love Me Back

In this video we’re going to analyse Kotaro & Akane's quote from Tsuki ga Kirei (anime scene edited).

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Analysis

好きな人が自分を好きになってくれるなんて奇跡だ

The grammar is “A (Clause) なんて B (Noun/Na-adjective) だ” meaning “it is B that A”. The A is a clause and the B is a noun or na-adjective. なんて indicates the preceding clause is surprising or unexpected and だ is only used with a noun or na-adjective, so if it’s an i-adjective such as 嬉しい meaning “happy”, just remove だ. 奇跡 meaning “a miracle” is a noun so だ should be attached. So it means “it is a miracle that 好きな人が自分を好きになってくれる”.

好きな人が自分を好きになってくれる

好き means “favourite” or “to like”. It’s a na-adjective so with the noun 人 meaning “a person”, you need な between them so 好きな人 means “favourite person” or “person I like”.

が emphasises the preceding word as well as marking the subject.

自分 means “me” which is more objective than 私.

The を particle indicates the direct object of the action 好きになってくれる.

なって is the te-form of the verb なる and a noun or na-adjective になる means “to become something“. If it’s an i-adjective, remove the に and change the い to くsuch as 嬉しくなる meaning “to become happy”. So 好きになる means “to become favourite”, “come to like” or “fall in love”.

And a verb te-form followed by くれる means “to do something for me“ which shows the speaker is the receiver of the action and the action is something beneficial or favourable to the speaker.

So 好きな人が自分を好きになってくれる means “A person I love falls in love with me” or “someone I love loves me back” and 好きな人が自分を好きになってくれるなんて奇跡だ means “it is a miracle that someone I love loves me back”.

と思った

と思った means “I thought that”. 思った is the past tense of the verb 思う meaning “to think” and the quotation particle と works like “that” in english.

Kotaro & Akane’s Quote

I thought it was a miracle that someone I loved would love me back.

A (Clause) + なんて + B (Noun/Adjective) (“it is B that A” used for something surprising/unexpected)

  • Noun/Na-Adjective +
It’s a surprise that a robot made this dish.
It’s strange that nobody noticed that noise.

  • I-adjective
It’s unusual for you to wake up so early.

NOTE

だ can be added before なんて which emphasises the speaker’s feelings of surprise.

What a surprise that a robot made this dish!

Verbs such as 言う (to say), 思う (to think), 信じる (to believe), etc. can be used instead of noun/adjective.

I can’t believe that you revealed our secret!

Clause + と思う (to think that …)

  • Verb + と思う
I think that it’s going to rain tomorrow.

  • I-Adjective + と思う
I think that anime is really interesting.

  • Noun/Na-Adjective + だ + と思う
I think that I am an idiot.
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Vocabulary

suki
na adjective, noun
  1. liking; love
jibun
pronoun, no adjective
  1. myself
nante
suffix
  1. (things) like
  2. exclamation
omou
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to think
kureru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to do for one; to be given
kiseki
noun, no adjective
  1. miracle
kono
pre-noun adjectival
  1. this (something or someone close to the speaker (including the speaker), or ideas expressed by the speaker)
ryouri
noun, suru verb
  1. cooking
robotto
noun, no adjective
  1. robot
tsukuru
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to prepare (food)
odoroki
noun
  1. surprise; astonishment; wonder
daremo
conjunction
  1. no-one (with neg. verb)
oto
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. sound
fushigi
na adjective, noun
  1. strange
konnani
adverb
  1. in this way
hayaku
adverb
  1. early
okiru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to get up
  2. to wake up
mezurashii
i adjective
  1. unusual; rare
himitsu
na adjective, noun, no adjective
  1. secret
barasu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to expose
shinjiru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to believe
ashita
noun (temporal)
  1. tomorrow
furu
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to precipitate; to fall (e.g. rain)
anime
noun, no adjective
  1. anime (when referring to Japanese cartoons)
hontouni
adverb
  1. really
omoshiro
noun or verb acting prenominally
  1. interesting
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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。
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
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
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
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. spirit, mind, air, atmosphere, mood
Readings
Kun'yomi: いき。
On'yomi: ケ、キ。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. rain
Readings
Kun'yomi: あめ、あま、さめ、-さめ、あま-。
On'yomi: ウ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. sound, noise
Readings
Kun'yomi: おと、ね。
On'yomi: オン、イン、-ノン。
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
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
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
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. make, production, prepare, build
Readings
Kun'yomi: つく.る、づくり、つく.り、づく.り、な.す、くり、まさか、あり、つくり、つくる、とも、なお、なり、ふか、-づく.り。
On'yomi: サク、サ、サッ。
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. think
Readings
Kun'yomi: おも.う、おぼ.す、おもえら.く。
On'yomi: シ。
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
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
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. rouse, wake up, get up
Readings
Kun'yomi: お.きる、お.こす、お.こる、おこ.す、た.つ。
On'yomi: コ、キ。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. negative, non-, bad, ugly, clumsy
Readings
On'yomi: ブ、フ、ホチ、フウ、フツ。
Stroke Count
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
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. faith, truth, fidelity, trust
Readings
Kun'yomi: のぶ、まこと。
On'yomi: シン。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. fee, materials
Readings
On'yomi: リョウ。
Stroke Count
20 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. deliberation, consultation, debate, consideration
Readings
Kun'yomi: のり、かた。
On'yomi: ギ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. secret, conceal
Readings
Kun'yomi: ひ.める、ひそ.か、かく.す。
On'yomi: ヒ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. descend, precipitate, fall, surrender
Readings
Kun'yomi: お.りる、お.ろす、ふ.る、くだ.す、くだ.る、ふ.り、ふる、ふり。
On'yomi: コウ、ゴウ、コウ、ゴ。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. secrecy, density (pop), minuteness, carefulness
Readings
Kun'yomi: ひそ.か。
On'yomi: ミチ、ミツ、ビツ。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. strange, strangeness, curiosity
Readings
Kun'yomi: く.しき、あや.しい、くし、めずら.しい。
On'yomi: キ、ギ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. rare, curious, strange
Readings
Kun'yomi: めずら.しい、たから、じん。
On'yomi: チン。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. tracks, mark, print, impression
Readings
Kun'yomi: あと。
On'yomi: シャク、セキ。
Stroke Count
22 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. wonder, be surprised, frightened, amazed
Readings
Kun'yomi: おどろ.く、おどろ.かす。
On'yomi: キョウ、ケイ。
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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