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Learn Japanese with Anime - Once Again I Have Cut A Worthless Object

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In this video we’re going to analyse Goemon’s quote from Lupin the Third (Rupan Sansei).

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Analysis

また means “again”.

つまらぬ is an old-fashioned and classical way of saying つまらない meaning “worthless”. Goemon often speaks in this old-fashioned way because he has a samurai spirit.

物 means “a thing” or “an object”.

The particle を is used to indicate what comes before is the direct object of the verb. So in this sentence, つまらぬ物 is the object that is affected by the action of the following verb.

And the verb here is 斬って which is the te-form of the verb 斬る meaning “to cut”. So つまらぬ物を斬る means “to cut a worthless object”. If you learned the kanji for “cutting” you might know this kanji (切る) which is commonly used. For example, リンゴを切る meaning “to cut an apple”. Whereas this kanji (斬る) is used when cutting something or someone by a sword. For example, 刀で人を斬る meaning “to cut a person by a sword”.

しまった is the past tense of しまう and the te-form of the verb followed by しまう means “to do something unintentionally”. It implies cutting a worthless object is not what Goemon wants to do and it is a regrettable thing for him.

Sentences

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Goemon’s Quote

Once again I have cut a worthless object.

また (again)

Well, see you again next week.
I will come again tomorrow.
I made the same mistake again.

斬る vs 切る (“to cut by a sword” vs “to cut”)

After Harakiri, Kaishaku-nin will cut the head.
Man-slaughter samurai cut his hair.
When I tried to cut off a relationship with him, I was almost cut by a Japanese sword.

Verb Te-Form + しまう (to do something unintentionally)

If I was told not to look, I want to look even more.
I slept in and I missed the train.
I broke an important plate.

NOTE

It also means “to finish something” depending on the context.

You can finish all of the cookies in the box.

In casual speech, ~てしまう/でしまう can be substituted by 〜ちゃう/じゃう respectively. 

  • 食たべてしまう → 食たべちゃう
  • 飲のんでしまう → 飲のんじゃう

Vocabulary

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ashita
noun, adverb
  1. tomorrow
en
noun
  1. relationship (e.g. between two people)
onaji
noun or verb acting prenominally, noun
  1. same
kaishaku
noun, suru verb
  1. assistance
kami
noun
  1. hair (on the head)
gyakuni
adverb
  1. conversely
kiru
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to cut
kiru
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to kill (a human) using a blade (sword, machete, knife, etc.); to cut (off)
kuru
kuru verb, intransitive verb
  1. to come (spatially or temporally)
samurai
noun
  1. samurai
shippai
noun, no adjective, suru verb
  1. mistake
shimau
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to put an end to
auxiliary verb, godan verb
  1. to do completely (after the -te form of a verb)
zenbu
noun, no adjective, adverb
  1. all
souninatta
expression
  1. almost (did); nearly (did) (after the -masu stem of a verb)

Kanji

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11 Strokes
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English Meaning
  1. beheading, kill, murder
Readings
Kun'yomi: き.る。
On'yomi: ザン、セン、サン、ゼン。
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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. in, inside, middle, mean, center
Readings
Kun'yomi: なか、うち、あた.る。
On'yomi: チュウ、ジュウ。
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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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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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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。
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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。
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7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. car
Readings
Kun'yomi: くるま。
On'yomi: シャ。
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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。
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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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13 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. electricity
Readings
Kun'yomi: いなずま。
On'yomi: デン、テン。
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4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. cut, cutoff, be sharp
Readings
Kun'yomi: き.る、き.れる、-き.り、-き.る、-き.れ、-ぎ.り、-ぎ.れ、-き.れる、き.り、き.れ。
On'yomi: セチ、サイ、セツ、セイ。
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6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. same, agree, equal
Readings
Kun'yomi: おな.じ。
On'yomi: ドウ、ヅウ、トウ。
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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。
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8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. thing, object, matter
Readings
Kun'yomi: もの、もの-。
On'yomi: モツ、モチ、ブツ。
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11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. week
Readings
On'yomi: シュ、ス、シュウ。
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5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. lose, error, fault, disadvantage, loss
Readings
Kun'yomi: うしな.う、う.せる。
On'yomi: シチ、シツ。
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6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. whole, entire, all, complete, fulfill
Readings
Kun'yomi: すべ.て、まった.く。
On'yomi: ゼン、セン。
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8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. he, that, the
Readings
Kun'yomi: か、かれ、か.の、かの。
On'yomi: ヒ。

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