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Learn Japanese with Anime - I'm A Guy Who's A Hero For Fun

10 Sentences|35 Words|39 Kanji

Learn Japanese with Anime - I'm A Guy Who's A Hero For Fun

In this video we’re going to analyse Saitama’s quote from One-Punch Man (Wanpanman).

Analysis

趣味 means “a hobby”. The particle で is used to explain the background or situation when the particular action or thing happens. So 趣味で means “as a hobby“ which explains why he is doing the following action.

ヒーロー means “a hero“.

を is the particle that indicates the direct object of the following action.

And the following action is やっている meaning “doing”, the present progressive tense of the verb “やる” meaning “to do”. There is another verb with the same meaning, which is する. Both やる and する have many idiomatic usages but when they simply mean “to do some volitional actions” they are interchangeable so he can also say ヒーローをしている. But やる sounds a bit more casual than する.

So ヒーローをやっている means “doing a hero”.

者 means “a person“, used towards yourself or someone with a lower status. When you want to modify a noun with a clause in English, you need a relative pronoun such as who, which, that, and so on. In Japanese you don’t need such things. All you need to do is to change the word order. For example, “the book (本) that I am reading (私が読んでいる)” is 私が読んでいる本, “things (物) that I ate this morning (今朝私が食べた)” is 今朝私が食べた物.

So 趣味でヒーローをやっている者 means “a person who is doing a hero as a hobby”.

Lastly, だ is the auxiliary verb attached to a noun or na-adjective to make the statement affirmative or declarative. So in this case it’s “I am”. The topic of this sentence “俺は” is omitted which often happens in Japanese.

Saitama’s Quote

I’m a guy who’s a hero for fun.

The Particle で (explains the background or situation when the particular action or thing happens)

We’re going on a trip to Sweden this summer.
I started studying Japanese on impulse.
I’ve come to Japan for a holiday.

やる (to do)

Have you done your homework?
I always play soccer with friends after school.
I will go home after doing this work.

Nouns Modified with Clauses

A person who has a big dog
Hot tea that I made
Food that is sold at convenience stores
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Vocabulary

shumi
noun
  1. hobby
mono
noun
  1. person (rarely used w.o. a qualifier)
kotoshi
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. this year
natsu
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. summer
ryokou
noun, suru verb, no adjective
  1. travel; trip
iku
godan verb (iku/yuku), intransitive verb
  1. to go
omoitsuku
godan verb
  1. to be struck with an idea
nihongo
noun, no adjective
  1. Japanese (language)
benkyou
noun, suru verb
  1. study
hajimeru
ichidan verb, transitive verb, auxiliary verb
  1. to start
kyuuka
noun
  1. holiday
nihon
noun
  1. Japan
kuru
kuru verb, intransitive verb, auxiliary verb
  1. to come (spatially or temporally)
shukudai
noun
  1. homework
houkago
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. after school
tomodachi
noun
  1. friend
kono
pre-noun adjectival
  1. this (something or someone close to the speaker (including the speaker), or ideas expressed by the speaker)
shigoto
noun, suru verb, no adjective
  1. work
kaeru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to return
inu
noun
  1. dog (Canis (lupus) familiaris)
kau
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to keep; to raise
watashi
pronoun, no adjective
  1. I
ireru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to make (tea, coffee, etc.)
ocha
noun
  1. tea (usu. green)
konbini
noun
  1. convenience store
uru
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to sell
taberu
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to eat
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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。
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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。
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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. dog
Readings
Kun'yomi: いぬ、いぬ-。
On'yomi: ケン。
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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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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。
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6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. year, counter for years
Readings
Kun'yomi: とし、ね。
On'yomi: ネン、デン。
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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
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. sell
Readings
Kun'yomi: う.る、う.れる、うる、め、うり。
On'yomi: メ、バイ、マイ。
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
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. 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. 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
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. summer
Readings
Kun'yomi: なつ。
On'yomi: カ、ガ、ゲ。
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10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. homecoming, arrive at, lead to, result in
Readings
Kun'yomi: かえ.る、かえ.す、おく.る、とつ.ぐ。
On'yomi: キ。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. strong
Readings
Kun'yomi: つよ.い、つよ.まる、つよ.める、し.いる、こわ.い、すね、したた.か、あなが.ち、しい.て。
On'yomi: ゴウ、キョウ、ガン。
Stroke Count
14 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. word, speech, language
Readings
Kun'yomi: かた.る、かた.らう。
On'yomi: ゴ、ギョ。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. attend, doing, official, serve
Readings
Kun'yomi: つか.える。
On'yomi: ジ、シ。
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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. flavor, taste
Readings
Kun'yomi: あじ、あじ.わう。
On'yomi: ミ、ビ。
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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。
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8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. set free, release, fire, shoot, emit, banish, liberate
Readings
Kun'yomi: はな.す、はな.つ、はな.れる、ほう.る、っぱな.し、こ.く、はなれ、ま.る、-っぱな.し。
On'yomi: ホウ。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. thing, object, matter
Readings
Kun'yomi: もの、もの-。
On'yomi: モツ、モチ、ブツ。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. someone, person
Readings
Kun'yomi: もの。
On'yomi: シャ。
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10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. exertion
Readings
Kun'yomi: つと.める、はげ.ます、やつ、ひこ。
On'yomi: メン、ベン。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. trip, travel
Readings
Kun'yomi: たび。
On'yomi: ロ、リョ。
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。
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12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. accomplished, reach, arrive, attain
Readings
Kun'yomi: -たち。
On'yomi: ダチ、タツ、ダ。
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15 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. heat, temperature, fever, mania, passion
Readings
Kun'yomi: あつ.い、ほとぼ.り。
On'yomi: ネツ、ネチ、ゼツ。
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15 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. chapter, lesson, section, department, division, counter for chapters (of a book)
Readings
On'yomi: カ。
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13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. domesticate, raise, keep, feed
Readings
Kun'yomi: か.う、かい、やしな.う。
On'yomi: ジ、シ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. private, I, me
Readings
Kun'yomi: わたくし、わたし、わたくし.する、わし、ひそ.か。
On'yomi: シ。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. spare time, rest, leisure, time, leave of absence
Readings
Kun'yomi: ひま、いとま。
On'yomi: ゲ、カ。
Stroke Count
15 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. gist, proceed to, tend, become
Readings
Kun'yomi: おもむき、おもむ.く。
On'yomi: ス、ソク、シュ、ショク。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
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English Meaning
  1. dip, soak, immerse, stop, linger
Readings
Kun'yomi: い.れる。
On'yomi: エン、オン。

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