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Learn Japanese with Anime - You Never Said No Swings, Right?

7 Sentences|29 Words|28 Kanji

Learn Japanese with Anime - You Never Said No Swings, Right?

In this video we’re going to analyse Olivia’s quote from Asobi Asobase.

Analysis

ブランコ means “swings”.

だめ means “no good” or “not allowed”. So, ブランコだめ means “no swings” or “swings not allowed”.

って is a casual version of the quotation particle と, usually followed by a verb like 言う, 聞く, 思う, and so on.

言ってなかった is the same as 言っていなかった meaning “wasn’t/weren’t saying”. It’s the negative form of 言っている (is/are saying). In casual speech, the い is often omitted. In this context, you can also use the simple past tense 言わなかった meaning “didn’t say”. 言わなかった is used to focus on the action of saying, whereas 言ってなかった is used to focus on what she actually said at the moment. But in this case, it’s just a subtle nuance difference so either way is fine.

よね is the combination of the sentence ending particles よ and ね, meaning “right?”. I will quickly explain how each particle is used.

  • よ is used when you want to tell something that you think the listener doesn’t know.
  • ね is used when you want to share or agree something with the listener.
  • よね is used when you want to confirm what you think is the same as what the listener thinks.

Now try this quiz. Which answer is best when your friend invites you to go for a drink? A: いいよ B: いいね C: いいよね – The best answer is B: いいね as you want to show that you agree with your friend that it’s a nice idea. You can also say いいよ but it sounds a bit cold as you’re just saying that you are OK about it without showing that you are happy about it. いいよね is wrong as it’s not something you want to confirm.

Olivia’s Quote

You never said no swings, right?

って (casual version of quotation particle と)

You said you wanted to eat takoyaki so I bought it for you.
I heard from a friend that you broke up with your boyfriend. What happened?
When I listen to this music, it makes me think I can keep going.

よね (used to confirm what you think is the same as what the listener thinks)

You told me that you would do your homework before playing games, didn’t you?!
It’s cloudy today but it’s going to be sunny tomorrow, right?
I’ve always thought that she puts too much make-up on, right?
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Vocabulary

dame
na adjective, noun
  1. no good
  2. not allowed
tte
particle
  1. casual quoting particle
takoyaki
noun
  1. octopus dumplings
taberu
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to eat
kau
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to buy
kuru
kuru verb, intransitive verb, auxiliary verb
  1. to do ... and come back
kareshi
pronoun, no adjective
  1. boyfriend
wakareru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to part from; to separate
tomodachi
noun
  1. friend
nani
interjection, pronoun, no adjective
  1. what
kono
pre-noun adjectival
  1. this (something or someone close to the speaker (including the speaker), or ideas expressed by the speaker)
ongaku
noun
  1. music
omou
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to think
mata
adverb, conjunction, prefix
  1. again; still (doing something)
ganbaru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to persist; to try one's best
mae
adverbial noun, noun (temporal), suffix
  1. before (some event)
shukudai
noun
  1. homework
kyou
noun (temporal)
  1. today
kumoru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to become cloudy
ashita
noun (temporal)
  1. tomorrow
hareru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to clear up; to be sunny
aitsu
pronoun, no adjective
  1. he; she; that guy
keshou
noun, suru verb
  1. makeup; cosmetics
koi
i adjective
  1. thick (consistency); dense
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Kanji

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。
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9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. sound, noise
Readings
Kun'yomi: おと、ね。
On'yomi: オン、イン、-ノン。
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4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. now
Readings
Kun'yomi: いま。
On'yomi: コン、キン。
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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. what
Readings
Kun'yomi: なに、なん、あが、なに.の、なん.の、なん.ぞ、いず.れ、なに-、なん-。
On'yomi: ガ、カ。
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. say
Readings
Kun'yomi: い.う、こと。
On'yomi: ゴン、ゲン。
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
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. in front, before
Readings
Kun'yomi: まえ、さき、-まえ。
On'yomi: ゼン、セン。
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9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. think
Readings
Kun'yomi: おも.う、おぼ.す、おもえら.く。
On'yomi: シ。
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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。
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12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. clear up
Readings
Kun'yomi: は.れる、は.らす、は.れ、ば.れ、きよし、てる、なり、はる、はれ、-ば.れ、は.れ-。
On'yomi: ショウ、セイ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. buy
Readings
Kun'yomi: か.う。
On'yomi: メ、バイ。
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
14 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. hear, ask, listen
Readings
Kun'yomi: き.く、き.こえる。
On'yomi: ブン、モン。
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4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. change, take the form of, influence, enchant, delude, -ization
Readings
Kun'yomi: ば.ける、け.する、ば.かす、ふ.ける。
On'yomi: ケ、カ。
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
18 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. topic, subject
Readings
On'yomi: ダイ、テイ。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. family name, surname, clan
Readings
Kun'yomi: うじ、-うじ。
On'yomi: シ、ジ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. separate, branch off, diverge, fork, another, extra, specially
Readings
Kun'yomi: わか.れる、わ.ける。
On'yomi: ベツ、ベチ、ヘツ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. bake, burning
Readings
Kun'yomi: や.く、や.ける、や.き、やき、やい、-や.き、や.き-。
On'yomi: ショウ。
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
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. lengthen, counter for bows & stringed instruments, stretch, spread, put up (tent)
Readings
Kun'yomi: は.る、は.り、ば.り、わり、はり、-は.り、-ば.り。
On'yomi: チョウ。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. he, that, the
Readings
Kun'yomi: か、かれ、か.の、かの。
On'yomi: ヒ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. cosmetics, adorn (one's person)
Readings
Kun'yomi: さ。
On'yomi: ショウ、ソウ。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. stubborn, foolish, firmly
Readings
Kun'yomi: かたく。
On'yomi: ゲン、ガン。
Stroke Count
16 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. cloudy weather, cloud up
Readings
Kun'yomi: くも.る、ずみ、ど。
On'yomi: ドン、タン。
Stroke Count
16 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. concentrated, thick, dark, undiluted
Readings
Kun'yomi: こ.い、の。
On'yomi: ノウ、ニュウ、ジョウ。

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