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「Anime Vocabulary」 Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) #12. (#WatchAnimeWithoutSubtitles Challenge)

「Anime Vocabulary」 Attack on Titan #12. (#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:

故障 (こしょう/koshou) – ‘breakdown, failure, fault, accident, out of order, damage, hurt, objection, protest’
回収 (かいしゅう/kaishuu) – ‘collection, recovery, withdrawal, retrieval’
段階 (だんかい/dankai) – ‘grade, level, stage, class, phase, steps, order, gradation’
損失 (そんしつ/sonshitsu) – ‘loss (e.g. assets or profits)’
足掻き (あがき/agaki) – ‘struggling, pawing (e.g. horses’ hooves)’
納得 (なっとく/nattoku) – ‘consent, assent, agreement, understanding, comprehension, grasp’
万が一 (まんがいち/mangaichi) – ‘if by any chance, just in case, in the worst case, in the unlikely event that, 10000 to 1’
放棄 (ほうき/houki) – ‘abandonment, renunciation, resignation, abdication (responsibility, right)’
前方 (ぜんぽう/zenpou) – ‘forward, frontward, rectangular front’
接近 (せっきん/sekkin) – ‘getting closer, drawing nearer, approaching, being not much different, being near (age, skill, etc.), becoming close (i.e. friendly), becoming intimate’
後方 (こうほう/kouhou) – ‘behind, in the rear, in back’
撤退 (てったい/tettai) – ‘evacuation, withdrawal, revocation, repeal, retreat’
封鎖 (ふうさ/fuusa) – ‘blockade, freezing (funds)’
深刻 (しんこく/shinkoku) – ‘serious, severe, grave, acute’
発生 (はっせい/hassei) – ‘outbreak, spring forth, occurrence, incidence, generation (e.g. of power or heat), genesis, origin, ontogeny, development of complex multicellular structures from cell(s) in a simple state’
早急 (さっきゅう/sakkyuu) – ‘immediate, prompt, quick, rapid, urgent, pressing’
防衛 (ぼうえい/bouei) – ‘defense, defence, protection, self-defense, self-defence’
形態 (けいたい/keitai) – ‘form, shape, figure’
現場 (げんば/genba) – ‘actual spot, scene, scene of the crime, site, location, setting, shop floor, factory floor, (on) site’
権限 (けんげん/kengen) – ‘power, authority, jurisdiction’
委任 (いにん/inin) – ‘charge, trust’
命運 (めいうん/meiun) – ‘fate, doom’

*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.