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Learn Japanese with Anime - You’d Better Be Careful. It May Have Already Begun

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Learn Japanese with Anime - You’d Better Be Careful. It May Have Already Begun

In this video we’re going to analyse Mei Misaki’s quote from Another.

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Analysis

気をつけたほうがいいよ

A verb ta-form followed by ほうがいい means “had better” or “should do something” used when making suggestions or giving advise. 気をつけた is the ta-form of 気をつける meaning “watch out” or “be careful” so 気をつけたほうがいい means “You’d better be careful”.

The sentence ending particle よ is used when telling something the speaker thinks the listener should know so it’s often used when giving advice.

もう始まってるかもしれない

もう means “already”.

始まってる is the shortened form of 始まっている. A verb te-form followed by いる often used with もう means “have already done”. It’s used when actions have already been done before a specific point in time. So in this case with もう始まってる the action “始まる” has been done before the moment they start talking which is the present. So もう始まってる means “it has already begun”.

かもしれない means “may” or “might”.

Mei Misaki’s Quote

You’d better be careful. It may have already begun.

Verb Ta-Form + ほうがいい (had better, should)

It’s going to get cold so you’d better eat now.
I think you should tell the teacher about being bullied.
You should open the window rather than turning on the air conditioning.

NOTE

  • Verb nai-form + ほうがいい means “had better not” or “should not”
During a typhoon, you shouldn’t go out.

  • Verb dictionary-form + ほうがいい can also be used when simply comparing actions without giving advice.
I’d rather play outside than staying home.

もう + Verb Te-Form + いる (have already done)

By the time I get home, it will be already dark.
When I arrived, he had already passed away.
Before saying “itadakimasu”, the kids had already started eating.

Plain Form + かもしれない (may, might)

The traffic is busy so I might be late.
I accidentally put in too much soy sauce. It might be a little salty.
You got an upset stomach because of stress? You may be more sensitive than I thought.
I’ve been feeling sick recently. It might be a May sickness.

NOTE

In casual speech, しれない is often omitted.

Oh no, I might have gained a bit of weight.
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Vocabulary

kiwotsukeru
expression, ichidan verb
  1. to be careful; to take care
hougaii
expression
  1. (after past tense verb) had better (verb); (after negative verb) had better not (verb)
mou
adverb, interjection
  1. already
kamoshirenai
expression
  1. may; might; perhaps; possibly
hajimaru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to begin
sameru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to become cool (e.g. from a high temperature to room temperature)
ima
adverbial noun, noun
  1. now
taberu
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to eat
ijimeru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to tease; to torment
sensei
noun
  1. teacher
omou
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to think
kuuraa
noun
  1. air conditioner
tsukeru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to turn on; to switch on
akeru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to open (a door, etc.)
taifuu
noun
  1. typhoon
uchi
noun, no adjective
  1. house
sotodeasobu
godan verb
  1. to play outdoors
koro
noun, adverbial noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. (approximate) time
watashi
pronoun, no adjective
  1. I
nakunaru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to die
itadakimasu
expression
  1. expression of gratitude before meals
mae
adverbial noun, noun (temporal), suffix
  1. before (some event)
kodomotachi
noun
  1. children
tabehajimeru
ichidan verb
  1. to start eating
juutai
noun, suru verb
  1. congestion (e.g. traffic)
chotto
adverb
  1. just a little
okureru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be late
shouyu
noun
  1. soy sauce
ireru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to put in
sugiru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. (often used after adjective stems or the -masu stems of verbs) to be excessive
chatta
expression
  1. did completely
shoppai
i adjective
  1. salty
harawokowasu
expression, godan verb
  1. to have an upset stomach
igai
na adjective, adverb taking the to particle, noun
  1. surprising
sensai
na adjective, noun
  1. delicate; sensitive
saikin
no adjective, adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. recently
taichou
noun
  1. physical condition
gogatsubyou
noun
  1. blues experienced by college freshmen or workplace recruits shortly after beginning school or work
yabai
i adjective
  1. awful (young persons' slang); terrible
futoru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to become fat
kamo
particle
  1. may; might; perhaps
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Kanji

Stroke Count
2 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. enter, insert
Readings
Kun'yomi: い.る、はい.る、-い.り、-い.る、-い.れ、い.れる。
On'yomi: ジュ、ニュウ、ジュウ。
Stroke Count
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。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. five
Readings
Kun'yomi: いつ、いつ.つ。
On'yomi: ゴ。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. month, moon
Readings
Kun'yomi: つき。
On'yomi: ガツ、ゲツ。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. exit, leave, go out, come out, put out, protrude
Readings
Kun'yomi: -で、-だ.す、だ.す、で.る、い.だす、い.でる。
On'yomi: スイ、シュツ。
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
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. spirit, mind, air, atmosphere, mood
Readings
Kun'yomi: いき。
On'yomi: ケ、キ。
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. plump, thick, big around
Readings
Kun'yomi: ふと.い、ふと.る。
On'yomi: タ、ダ、タイ。
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
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. pedestal, a stand, counter for machines and vehicles
Readings
Kun'yomi: うてな、しもべ、つかさ、ゆろこぶ、われ、だい、もと。
On'yomi: タイ、ダイ。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. outside
Readings
Kun'yomi: そと、ほか、はず.す、はず.れる、と-。
On'yomi: ゲ、ガイ、ウイ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. body, substance, object, reality, counter for images
Readings
Kun'yomi: からだ、かたち。
On'yomi: タイ、テイ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. say
Readings
Kun'yomi: い.う、こと。
On'yomi: ゴン、ゲン。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. near, early, akin, tantamount
Readings
Kun'yomi: ちか.い、おお、この、おう。
On'yomi: コン、ゴン、キン。
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。
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
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. wind, air, style, manner
Readings
Kun'yomi: -かぜ、かぜ、かざ-。
On'yomi: フ、フウ。
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. house, home, family, professional, expert, performer
Readings
Kun'yomi: いえ、や、うち。
On'yomi: ケ、ク、カ、コ。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. dainty, get thin, taper, slender, narrow
Readings
Kun'yomi: ほそ.い、ほそ.る、こま.か、こま.かい。
On'yomi: サイ、セイ。
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. oil, fat
Readings
Kun'yomi: あぶら。
On'yomi: ユ、ユウ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. ill, sick
Readings
Kun'yomi: やまい、や.む、や.み、-や.み。
On'yomi: ビョウ、ヘイ。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. bad, vice, rascal, false, evil, wrong
Readings
Kun'yomi: わる.い、にく.む、いずく.にか、いずく.んぞ、-にく.い、あ.し、ああ、わる-、にく.い、いずくに、いずくんぞ。
On'yomi: アク、アク、オ。
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
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. play
Readings
Kun'yomi: あそ.ぶ、あそ.ばす、う、あす。
On'yomi: ユ、ユウ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. open, unfold, unseal
Readings
Kun'yomi: ひら.く、ひら.ける、ひら.き、あ.く、あけ.る、あ.き、-びら.き、あ.ける。
On'yomi: カイ、ケ。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. idea, mind, heart, taste, thought, desire, care, liking
Readings
On'yomi: イ。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. darkness, disappear, shade, informal, grow dark, be blinded
Readings
Kun'yomi: くら.い、くら.む、くれ.る。
On'yomi: オン、アン。
Stroke Count
15 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. tune, tone, meter, key (music), writing style, prepare, exorcise, investigate
Readings
Kun'yomi: ととの.う、ととの.える、しら.べる、しら.べ。
On'yomi: ジョウ、チョウ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. cool, cold (beer, person), chill
Readings
Kun'yomi: つめ.たい、ひ.える、ひ.やす、ひ.や、ひ.やかす、さ.める、さ.ます、ひ.ややか。
On'yomi: リョウ、レイ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. good, pleasing, skilled
Readings
Kun'yomi: よ.い、い.い、まこと.に、やや、-い.い、-よ.い。
On'yomi: ラ、ロウ、リョウ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. utmost, most, extreme
Readings
Kun'yomi: もっと.も、つま.む、つま。
On'yomi: サイ、シュ。
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
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. salt
Readings
Kun'yomi: しお。
On'yomi: エン。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. overdo, exceed, go beyond, error
Readings
Kun'yomi: す.ぎる、す.ごす、あやま.つ、あやま.ち、-す.ぎ、-す.ぎる、よ.ぎる。
On'yomi: カ。
Stroke Count
3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. deceased, the late, dying, perish
Readings
Kun'yomi: な.い、な.き、ほろ.びる、ほろ.ぶ、ほろ.ぼす、な.き-。
On'yomi: ム、モウ、ブ、ボウ。
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
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. submit, offer, present, serve (meal), accompany
Readings
Kun'yomi: とも、そな.える、ども、-ども。
On'yomi: グ、ク、キョウ、クウ。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. window, pane
Readings
Kun'yomi: まど、けむだし、てんまど。
On'yomi: ス、ソウ。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. abdomen, belly, stomach
Readings
Kun'yomi: はら、なか。
On'yomi: フク。
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
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. astringent, hesitate, reluctant, have diarrhea
Readings
Kun'yomi: しぶ、しぶ.い、しぶ.る。
On'yomi: ジュウ、シュウ、ソウ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. slow, late, back, later
Readings
Kun'yomi: おく.れる、おく.らす、おそ.い、じ。
On'yomi: ジ、チ。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. stagnate, be delayed, overdue, arrears
Readings
Kun'yomi: とどこお.る。
On'yomi: タイ、ダイ、テイ。
Stroke Count
16 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. demolition, break, destroy
Readings
Kun'yomi: こわ.す、こわ.れる、やぶ.る、やぶ.れる。
On'yomi: エ、カイ。
Stroke Count
17 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. slender, fine, thin kimono
Readings
On'yomi: セン。
Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. time, about, toward
Readings
Kun'yomi: ころ、ごろ、しばら.く、ころも。
On'yomi: キョウ、ケイ。
Stroke Count
17 Strokes
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English Meaning
  1. a kind of miso
Readings
Kun'yomi: ひしお。
On'yomi: ソウ、ショウ。

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