The most common words in anime and manga – V

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All words in this series of articles were chosen at random. Therefore, there is no basis or sequence to read this or future articles on this subject.

Remember that anime and manga have a completely informal language and, in some cases, a stereotype that does not represent the everyday life of Japanese people.

Therefore, some words or expressions may not be well understood or widely used in the real life of our oriental friends.

As I am not an expert in anime and manga, there may be imperfections in the translation or way of using some words.

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Finally, whenever possible, I will add Japanese phrases as examples of the use of commented words.

Furthermore, translations of phrases and words are not necessarily literal. Therefore, there may be differences in Japanese sentences and their respective Portuguese translations.

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The most common words in anime and manga - V

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The most common words in anime and manga – V

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41. 

Kokoro means heart, but in many situations the sense of kokoro is connected to mind or a state of mind. Furthermore, sincerity can also be an alternative translation for kokoro.

Example:

を清める。

purification of mind.

42. 殺す

even though korosu, that means to kill, being a common word in anime and manga, it is more common to find this word in the past 殺された or in the imperative 殺せ.

Example:

彼は剣で殺された

He was dead with a sword.

ビルは銃で殺された

bill was dead with a weapon (small gun, rifle…)


43. 怖い

kowai has several meanings like fear, horrible, terrible, scared, cowardly and etc.In many animes and mangas we find the expression kowaii!, which can have multiple meanings depending on the context, but the most common meanings are “so scary!""I am scared""what a fright!" and etc.

Example:

私は熊が怖い

I've fear of bears.

ああ、怖かった

oh what fright!

44. 来る

The verb kuru (come) is already well known by Japanese language readers. In anime and manga it is quite common to find this verb in the command form koi, that means come here, come or comes.

Example:

早く来い

Come fast.

45. 魔法

There's not much to talk about the word mahou. It is quite common in anime and manga and has the meaning of magic or Magic words.

Example:

彼女は彼に魔法をかけた。

Is it over there bewitched he.

46. 負ける

makeru means to lose. It is found in anime and manga in the middle of sentences like makeru mon ka!, that means I can't/want to lose/give up! or  I will never give up/lose!

Example:

負けるが勝ち。

When you loses, you really win./ Loses, but wins.

47. 守る

Mamoru means protect, save and it is very common to find phrases in anime and manga like mammotte ageru (I will protect you).

48. まさか

I don't know if other Japanese readers and students feel the same way, but I see masaka as an expression that can be translated as It can not be! or simply No!.

49. 待つ

Another very common word in anime and manga is matsu (wait). It is very common to find this word in sentences like matte (kudasai)! machinasai! matte or its abbreviated form Herb tea, which mean hang on!.

Example:

待ってあげる。

I'm going wait.

5日待ってくれ。

Give me five days. / Wait for five days.

50. 勿論

Mochiron is a word with many different meanings: of course, of course, of course, without a shadow of a doubt... The good thing is that all these meanings are synonymous.

またね!

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