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「Anime Vocabulary」 Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) #05. (#WatchAnimeWithoutSubtitles Challenge)

「Anime Vocabulary」 Attack on Titan #05. (#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:

前衛 (ぜんえい/zen’ei) – ‘advance guard, vanguard, avant-garde (e.g. music)’
司令 (しれい/shirei) – ‘command, control, commander’
支援 (しえん/shien) – ‘support, backing, aid, assistance’
訓練 (くんれん/kunren) – ‘practice, practising, training’
内地 (ないち/naichi) – within the borders of a country, domestic soil
迎撃 (げいげき/geigeki) – ‘intercept, interception, counter attack’
突破 (とっぱ/toppa) – ‘breaking through, breakthrough, penetration’
不死身 (ふじみ/fujimi) – ‘invulnerability, immortality, insensibility to pain’
領土 (りょうど/ryoudo) – ‘dominion, territory, possession’
先遣 (せんけん/senken) – ‘sending ahead’
混乱 (こんらん/konran) – ‘disorder, chaos, confusion, mayhem’
住民 (じゅうみん/juumin) – ‘citizens, inhabitants, residents, population’
部隊 (ぶたい/butai) – ‘force, unit, corps, echelon, element’
精鋭 (せいえい/seiei) – ‘elite, picked, powerful, efficient’
後衛 (こうえい/kouei) – ‘rear guard’
放棄 (ほうき/houki) – ‘abandonment, renunciation, resignation, abdication (responsibility, right)’
再生 (さいせい/saisei) – ‘resuscitation, regeneration, restoration to life, reformation, rehabilitation, playback, regeneration (sound, etc.), view (of a video clip), reclamation, recovery, rebirth, reincarnation’
出現 (しゅつげん/shutsugen) – ‘appearance, arrival, make one’s appearance’
不明 (ふめい/fumei) – ‘unknown, obscure, indistinct, uncertain, ambiguous, anonymous, unidentified, ignorant, lack of wisdom’
知性 (ちせい/chisei) – ‘intelligence’
伝令 (でんれい/denrei) – ‘messenger, orderly, runner’
開閉 (かいへい/kaihei) – ‘opening and shutting’
最高責任者 (さいこうせきにんしゃ/saikousekininsha) – ‘chief executive’

*The vocabulary list provided above is likely a shortened version. For the full-length vocabulary list file (with example sentences from the episode) 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.
Check out more videos from the Learn Japanese with Anime playlist on our Learning Japanese YouTube Channel here.