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2021/5/10

Anime

Learn Japanese Through Anime || Demon Slayer: How to Say "What" and "Why" in Japanese

Learn Japanese Through Anime || Demon Slayer: How to Say "What" and "Why" in Japanese

What do you think are the most important things learning Japanese as a beginner? Misoko Miso Dog If you're trying to get around in Japan, being able to ask questions might be useful. Question words, huh... Misoko Miso Dog Oh, I was just watching an anime that had a good example! What? Why? On Anime Phrases 101 we've talked about ...

2021/5/10

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Learn Japanese Through Anime || Your Name: Pronouns

Learn Japanese Through Anime || Your Name: Pronouns

Miso Dog Misoko-sensei, what's your favorite Makoto Shinkai film? I think I like 5 Centimeters per Second. Misoko Miso Dog That's a classic! But I think mine has to be Kimi no Na wa. There's one scene that actually confused me with the Japanese. Oh, really? Let's take a look. Misoko Too Many First-Person Pronouns?! There's no questioning that we've ...

2021/5/10

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Learn Japanese Through Anime || Demon Slayer: "Hanahada Zuuzuushii"

Learn Japanese Through Anime || Demon Slayer: "Hanahada Zuuzuushii"

Miso Dog I think that Muzan from Kimetsu no Yaiba is one of the scariest anime villains. I think I understand where you're coming from, he's cold and cruel to all of the demons that work for him. Misoko Miso Dog I would never work for a boss like Muzan. By the way, I had a question about a line ...

2021/5/10

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Learn Japanese Through Anime || Gendered Speech in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

Learn Japanese Through Anime || Gendered Speech in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

Miso Dog Sometimes I can't understand the way male anime characters speak. Why is that? Misoko Miso Dog Men end their sentences and words differently. It's definitely not what you learn in Japanese class. Especially in anime like JoJo's Bizarre Adventure I hear it a lot. Oh, that's actually a really good point. Let's take a look. Misoko Gendered Speech? ...

2021/5/10

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Learn Japanese Through Anime || Kakurenbo in Anohana

Learn Japanese Through Anime || Kakurenbo in Anohana

Miso Dog I just finished watching Anohana... I cried a lot. Oh, I know about that one! It was made into a live action movie in Japan. Misoko Miso Dog I actually had a few questions about the last scene. Sure! ...Are you sure you're not going to start crying again? Misoko Kakurenbo = Hide and Seek? The moment "Secret ...

2021/5/10

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Learn Japanese Through Anime || Kimetsu no Yaiba's Title

Learn Japanese Through Anime || Kimetsu no Yaiba's Title

Miso Dog I wonder how translators come up wth English titles for anime. Companies probably hire people that understand the detailed nuances of both languages. Misoko Miso Dog That makes sense. As I learn more Japanese it makes me question all the translations I see around me. How about we take a look at a recent popular anime's title? Misoko ...

2021/4/8

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Learn Japanese Through Anime || The Way Frieza Speaks Japanese

Learn Japanese Through Anime || The Way Frieza Speaks Japanese

Miso Dog Keigo is so hard... I think a lot of people struggle with keigo. Especially because there isn't a similar concept in English. Misoko Miso Dog I noticed that a character from Dragon Ball uses keigo and I was confused as to why... Dragon Ball?? Let me take a look. Misoko Is Keigo Really Keigo? How familiar are you ...

2021/5/10

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Learn Japanese Through Anime || Asuka's Line: "Anta Baka?!"

Learn Japanese Through Anime || JoJo: "Yare Yare Daze"

Miso Dog Misoko-sensei, have you ever seen JoJo's Bizarre Advanture? It's pretty popular, but no, I've never seen it. It seems like a really chaotic anime. Misoko Miso Dog That's definitely true. There are a lot of scenes that are really famous, and I was wondering about a specific line... Okay, let's see... Misoko Yare Yare Daze... Whether or not ...

2021/4/8

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Learn Japanese Through Anime || Asuka's Line: "Anta Baka?!"

Learn Japanese Through Anime || Asuka's Line: "Anta Baka?!"

Miso Dog Misoko-sensei! Do you like Rei or Asuka? From Evangelion? I've never really thought about it. Misoko Miso Dog I like Asuka! But I have a question about some of the lines that she says in the show... Interesting, let's take a look! Misoko Tsundere to the Max If you're a fan of tsundere characters in anime, there's no ...

2021/4/8

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Learn Japanese Through Anime || Tomioka: "Seisatsu Yodatsu"

Learn Japanese Through Anime || Tomioka: "Seisatsu Yodatsu"

Have you ever heard of "yojijukugo?" Misoko Miso Dog Yoji... What? They're idioms and proverbs in the form of four kanji put together. Japanese people use them more than you might think. Did you know that Kimetsu no Yaiba is known for using a lot of them too? Misoko Miso Dog In Kimetsu no Yaiba?! I want to learn more... ...

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