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「Anime Vocabulary」 Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) #01. (#WatchAnimeWithoutSubtitles Challenge)

「Anime Vocabulary」 Attack on Titan #01. (#WatchAnimeWithoutSubtitles Challenge)

Welcome to Anime Vocabulary, our #WatchAnimeWithoutSubtitlesChallenge series! Each of these videos covers an individual episode of an anime series and presents a list of the stand-out vocabulary terms used in the episode that you need to know in order to understand the dialogue (in terms of vocabulary, at least, knowing grammar of course is another substantial part of the equation). So, take some time to study the vocabulary list presented at the beginning of the video and then continue onto the flash-card-style video quiz for a preliminary memory practice before you dive into the true test of watching the actual episode for the first time (or re-watch it) and try to recognize the words as they are spoken at a natural conversational pace! Follow along as we cover various anime series on an episode-by-episode basis, and even sometimes top off our entire coverage with two additional segments: the ten most common words used in an entire series of anime and all vocabulary terms used in an entire series of anime! Last but not least, leave a comment below or on any of our other social channels and let us know which one of your favorite anime series you’d like us to cover next!

Vocabulary List:

人類 (じんるい/jinrui) – mankind, humanity
支配 (しはい/shihai) – domination, rule, control, direction, guidance
恐怖 (きょうふ/kyoufu) – fear, dread, dismay, terror, horror, scare, panic
鳥籠 (とりかご/torikago) – birdcage
捕らわれる (とらわれる/torawareru) – to be caught, to be captured, to be taken prisoner, to be arrested, to be apprehended
屈辱 (くつじょく/kutsujyoku) – disgrace, humiliation
総員 (そういん/souin) – the entire strength, all hands, all the members
戦闘 (せんとう/sentou) – battle, fight, combat
用意 (ようい/youi) – preparation, arrangements, provision, getting ready
目標 (もくひょう/mokuhyou) – mark, objective, target
仕留める (しとめる/shitomeru) – to bring down (a bird), to kill
接近 (せっきん/sekkin) – getting closer, drawing nearer, approaching
訓練 (くんれん/kunren) – practice, practising, training
囮 (おとり/otori) – lure, decoy
攻撃 (こうげき/kougeki) – attack, strike, offensive
機動 (きどう/kidou) – maneuver (usu. of military force), manoeuvre
方向 (ほうこう/houkou) – direction, orientation, bearing, way
思い知る (おもいしる/omoishiru) – to realize, to realise
寝ぼける (ねぼける/nebokeru) – to be half asleep, to be still only half awake
熟睡 (じゅくすい/jyukusui) – sound sleep
叡智 (えいち/eichi) – wisdom, intelligence, intellect
御技 (みわざ/miwaza) – the works (of the gods)
流行病 (りゅうこうびょう/ryuukoubyou) – epidemic
兵士 (へいし/heishi) – soldier
補強 (ほきょう/hokyou) – compensation, reinforcement
駐屯 (ちゅうとん/chuuton) – stationing (troops), occupancy
名乗る (なのる/nanoru) – to call oneself (name, label, etc.), to give one’s name (as), to impersonate or claim (to be someone)
工事 (こうじ/kouji) – construction work, construction, work (related to construction, e.g. painting, concrete-pouring, etc.)
家畜 (かちく/kachiku) – domestic animals, livestock, cattle
調査 (ちょうさ/chousa) – investigation, examination, inquiry, enquiry, survey
英雄 (えいゆう/eiyuu) – hero, heroine, great person
凱旋 (がいせん/gaisen) – triumphal return
直接 (ちょくせつ/chokusetsu) – direct, immediate, personal, firsthand
手柄 (てがら/tegara) – achievement, feat, meritorious deed, distinguished service
反撃 (はんげき/hangeki) – counterattack, counteroffensive, counterblow
成果 (せいか/seika) – fruits (of one’s labors), results, outcome, accomplishment
無能 (むのう/munou) – inefficiency, incompetence

*The vocabulary list provided above is likely a shortened version. For the full-length vocabulary list file that can also be imported into flash-card, studying applications such as Anki, refer below or to our Downloads section. 

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This content is a part of the Anime Line of the Day and Anime Vocabulary series of our curriculum.
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