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Learn Japanese with Anime - How Does It Feel To Be Looked Down Upon By A Human?

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Learn Japanese with Anime - How Does It Feel To Be Looked Down Upon By A Human?

In this video we’re going to analyse Escanor’s quote from The Seven Deadly Sins (Nanatsu no Taizai).

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Analysis

魔 means “evil” or “demon”, and a noun with the particle の modifies the following noun 神 meaning “god” so 魔の神 means “god of demon” or “demon god”.

The combination of the particles と and やら is used with something you vaguely remember, or you’re not familiar with. So when it’s used with someone’s name, it means you’re not really sure of the name but don’t bother asking. Therefore, it often sounds rude if you use this when calling someone’s name.

So 魔の神とやら can be translated as “Demon God or whatever it’s called”.

人間 (noun) means “human”.

“Someone に a verb passive-form” means “to be done something by someone”. 見下される is the passive form of 見下す meaning “to look down upon” so 人間に見下される means “to be looked down upon by a human”, and it modifies the following noun, 気分 meaning “feeling”.

は is the topic particle. So the topic of this sentence is 人間に見下される気分 which directly means “feeling of being looked down upon by a human”.

どうだ is the combination of the interrogative どう meaning “how” and the auxiliary verb だ. だ is usually used with a noun or na-adjective when you want to assert or declare the statement such as こっちだ meaning “It’s this way!” 明日は雨だ meaning “It’s going to rain tomorrow”. But when it’s used with interrogative words like だれ (who), どこ (where), いつ (when) and so on, it expresses the speaker’s strong demand for the answer. So it’s often used by a very manly or bossy person.

So 人間に見下される気分はどうだ directly means “how is the feeling of being looked down upon by a human“.

Escanor’s Quote

Demon God or whatever it’s called… How does it feel to be looked down upon by a human?

とやら (used with something you vaguely remember/you’re not familiar with)

I got a phone call from Suzuki-san or such name just before.
That group strongly believes the flat earth theory or whatever it’s called.

〜に + Passive

Yesterday, I was dumped by my boyfriend.
I was hit by a car, but somehow I was safe.

気分 (feeling)

I was complimented and it made me feel good.
I don’t feel like going out tonight.

NOTE

Difference Between 気分きぶん and 気持きもち

  • 気分 – vague feeling/mood that one has continuously for a certain period
  • 気持ち – specific feeling that one has instantaneously
I drank too much alcohol and I feel sick (I feel unwell - the overall feelings and conditions are bad)
I drank too much alcohol and I feel sick (I feel like I’m going to vomit - more specific)
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Vocabulary

kibun
noun
  1. feeling
ningen
noun
  1. human being
mikudasu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to look down on
toyara
particle
  1. indicates uncertainty or second hand nature of information quoted
kara
particle
  1. from (e.g. time, place, numerical quantity)
denwa
noun, suru verb, no adjective
  1. telephone
ano
pre-noun adjectival
  1. that (someone or something distant from both speaker and listener, or situation unfamiliar to both speaker and listener)
dantai
noun
  1. organisation
chikyuu
noun, no adjective
  1. the earth; the globe
heimen
noun
  1. level surface; plane
setsu
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. theory
shinjiru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to believe
kinou
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. yesterday
kareshi
pronoun, no adjective
  1. boyfriend
furareru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be dumped
haneru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to hit (e.g. to have a car hit someone)
nantoka
expression, adverb, noun
  1. somehow
buji
na adjective, noun
  1. safety
homeru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to praise
kibungayoi
i adjective
  1. feel good (pleasant)
konya
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. tonight
dekakeru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be going out
osake
noun
  1. alcohol; sake
nomu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to drink
sugiru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. (often used after adjective stems or the -masu stems of verbs) to be excessive
kibungawarui
expression, i adjective
  1. feel sick; feel unwell
kimochi
noun
  1. feeling
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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
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. 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. 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
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. spirit, mind, air, atmosphere, mood
Readings
Kun'yomi: いき。
On'yomi: ケ、キ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. see, hopes, chances, idea, opinion, look at, visible
Readings
Kun'yomi: み.る、み.える、み.せる。
On'yomi: ケン、ゲン。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. car
Readings
Kun'yomi: くるま。
On'yomi: シャ。
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
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. ground, earth
Readings
Kun'yomi: つ↗ち↘。
On'yomi: ジ↗、チ↘、ジ、チ。
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. 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
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. night, evening
Readings
Kun'yomi: よ、よる。
On'yomi: ヤ。
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
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. tale, talk
Readings
Kun'yomi: はな.す、はなし。
On'yomi: ワ、エ、カ。
Stroke Count
13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. electricity
Readings
Kun'yomi: いなずま。
On'yomi: デン、テン。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. even, flat, peace
Readings
Kun'yomi: たいら、ひら、なり、-だいら、ひら-、たい.ら。
On'yomi: ヒョウ、ビョウ、ヘイ。
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
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. hold, have
Readings
Kun'yomi: も.つ、-も.ち、も.てる。
On'yomi: ジ、チ。
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. sake, alcohol
Readings
Kun'yomi: さけ、さか-。
On'yomi: シュ、シュウ。
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
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. ball, sphere
Readings
Kun'yomi: たま。
On'yomi: グ、キュウ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. drink, smoke, take
Readings
Kun'yomi: の.む、の.み、-の.み。
On'yomi: オン、イン。
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. 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
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. faith, truth, fidelity, trust
Readings
Kun'yomi: のぶ、まこと。
On'yomi: シン。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. yesterday, previous
Readings
On'yomi: ザク、サク。
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
14 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. rumor, opinion, theory
Readings
Kun'yomi: と.く、とき、さとし。
On'yomi: セツ、ゼイ、エチ、セ、セチ、エツ、セイ。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. group, association
Readings
Kun'yomi: かたまり、まる.い。
On'yomi: トン、ダン、タン。
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
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. he, that, the
Readings
Kun'yomi: か、かれ、か.の、かの。
On'yomi: ヒ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. shake, wave, wag, swing
Readings
Kun'yomi: ふ.る、ふ.るう、ふ.れる、ぶ.る、ふ.り、ぶ.り、ふり、-ぶ.り。
On'yomi: シン。
Stroke Count
15 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. praise, extol
Readings
Kun'yomi: ほ.める。
On'yomi: ホウ、ホ。
Stroke Count
21 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. witch, demon, evil spirit
Readings
On'yomi: マ、バ。

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