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Learn Japanese with Anime - Kids Should Be Smiling Like How Kids Always Do

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In this video we’re going to analyse Eikichi Onizuka’s quote from GTO (Great Teacher Onizuka).

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Analysis

ガキ means “a kid” or “brat” in a rough way.

は is the particle which indicates the topic of the sentence.

らしく following a noun means “just like” or “just like how one always does” which is used to express something that the speaker thinks it’s a typical characteristic of someone or something. So ガキらしく means “just like kids” or “just like how kids always do”. 

The particle よ in the middle of a sentence is used to make the tone strong, rough and manly.

ニカーッ is an onomatopoeia which expresses a grin or wide smile. The と particle following an onomatopoeia works as an adverb and explains a condition or way of being that exists at a particular time. For instance, if you use the onomatopoeia コロコロ with the verb 転がる meaning “to roll” which makes コロコロと転がる it expresses that something light is rolling but if it’s ゴロゴロと転がる it expresses something heavy is rolling. In this sentence, the verb modified with the adverb ニカーッと is 笑って which is the te-form of 笑う meaning “to smile” so ニカーッと笑う means “to smile widely“.

And a verb te-form followed by いこう means “should be doing something” used to express a suggestion or request in an encouraging and supportive way. So the verb usually has a positive meaning.

や is the sentence ending particle used by men when persuading equals or inferiors to do something in a rough and vulgar manner. It’s usually used with a verb volitional or imperative form.

 

Sentences

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Eikichi Onizuka’s Quote

Kids should be smiling like how kids always do.

Noun + らしく (just like/just like how one always does)

Don’t sit cross-legged. Sit like how girls should.
I am close to my students like friends but I act like a teacher in class.
The warm soothing breeze is blowing like how it should be in spring.

NOTE

らしく works as an adverb and らしい works as an adjective:

It’s a very summery fashion.

Difference Between らしい and のよう (casual: みたい):

  • Noun + らしい is used for something that is expectedly what it should be like (Typical).
  • Noun + のよう (みたい) is used for something that looks like something different (Metaphor).
The weather is just like spring (and it IS spring).
It feels like spring (even though it’s NOT spring).
Yamada-san is manly (and he IS a man).
Yamada-san is like a man (but Yamada-san is NOT a man).

Onomatopoeia + と (explains a condition or way of being that exists at a particular time)

The girl always has a cheery smile.
Suddenly, a strong gust of wind blew.
Something shined in the dark.

Verb Te-Form + いこう (expresses a suggestion or request in an encouraging and supportive way)

Don’t look down, always keep your head up.
Let’s be calm and defeat the enemies to clear the game.
You should be walking towards the future, not the past.

Vocabulary

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agurawokaku
expression, godan verb
  1. to sit cross-legged
ageru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to raise
atatakai
i adjective
  1. warm (暖かい usu. refers to air temperature)
aruku
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to walk
utsumuku
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to look down
ochitsuku
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to calm down
  2. to settle down
otoko
noun, noun, used as a prefix
  1. man
otokorashii
i adjective
  1. manly
onnanoko
expression, noun
  1. girl
kako
noun, adverb, no adjective
  1. the past
kiratto
adverb
  1. glitteringly; twinklingly
kurayami
noun
  1. darkness; the dark
kokochiyoi
i adjective
  1. comfortable; pleasant

Kanji

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10 Strokes
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English Meaning
  1. bend down, lie prostrate
Readings
Kun'yomi: ふ.す、うつむ.く、ふ.せる。
On'yomi: フ。
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17 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. get dark, gloom, disorder
Readings
Kun'yomi: やみ、くら.い。
On'yomi: オン、アン。
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3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. above, up
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Kun'yomi: あ.げる、-あ.がり、-あ.がる、-あ.げる、-うえ、よ.す、あ.がり、あ.がる、うえ、かみ、うわ-、のぼ.す、のぼ.り、のぼ.る、のぼ.せる。
On'yomi: ジョウ、ショウ、シャン。
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3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. woman, female
Readings
Kun'yomi: おんな、め、をとめ、むすめ、なんじ。
On'yomi: ニョウ、ニョ、ジョ。
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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。
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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. friend
Readings
Kun'yomi: とも、う、ど、すけ、ゆ、ゆう。
On'yomi: ユウ、ウ、イウ。
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4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. heavens, sky, imperial
Readings
Kun'yomi: あま、あめ、あま-、あまつ。
On'yomi: テン。
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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。
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6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. before, ahead, previous, future, precedence
Readings
Kun'yomi: さき、ま.ず。
On'yomi: セン。
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6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. spirit, mind, air, atmosphere, mood
Readings
Kun'yomi: いき。
On'yomi: ケ、キ。
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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。
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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. male
Readings
Kun'yomi: おとこ、お、み。
On'yomi: ナン、ダン。
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4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. heart, mind, spirit, heart radical (no. 61)
Readings
Kun'yomi: こころ、-ごころ。
On'yomi: シン。
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5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. gone, past, quit, leave, elapse, eliminate, divorce
Readings
Kun'yomi: さ.る、い、-さ.る。
On'yomi: コ、キョ。
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6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. ground, earth
Readings
Kun'yomi: つ↗ち↘。
On'yomi: ジ↗、チ↘、ジ、チ。
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8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. clothing, admit, obey, discharge
Readings
Kun'yomi: はつ、はら、はっ。
On'yomi: フク、ブ、ブク、フウ。
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8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. walk, counter for steps
Readings
Kun'yomi: ある.く、あゆ.む。
On'yomi: フ、ブ、ホ。
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9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. springtime, spring (season)
Readings
Kun'yomi: はる。
On'yomi: シュン。

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