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「Anime Vocabulary」 Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) #13. (#WatchAnimeWithoutSubtitles Challenge)

「Anime Vocabulary」 Attack on Titan #13. (#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:

援護 (えんご/engo) – ‘covering, protection, backing, relief’
阻止 (そし/soshi) – ‘obstruction, check, hindrance, prevention, impediment, interdiction, preemption, blocking’
生家 (せいか/seika) – ‘house where one was born, parents’ house’
奪還 (だっかん/dakkan) – ‘recovery, rescue, recapture’
掃討 (そうとう/soutou) – ‘cleaning up, sweeping up, mopping up’
後頭部 (こうとうぶ/koutoubu) – ‘back of head’
全滅 (ぜんめつ/zenmetsu) – ‘annihilation, total destruction, complete destruction, crushing defeat’
故障 (こしょう/koshou) – ‘breakdown, failure, fault, accident, out of order, damage, hurt, objection, protest’
装置 (そうち/souchi) – ‘equipment, installation, apparatus, device’
放棄 (ほうき/houki) – ‘abandonment, renunciation, resignation, abdication (responsibility, right)’
心地 (ここち/kokochi) – ‘feeling, sensation, mood, sensation of doing (usu. after -masu stem of verb)’
貴重 (きちょう/kichou) – ‘precious, valuable’
死守 (ししゅ/shishu) – ‘defending to the last, defending desperately’
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’
自殺行為 (じさつこうい/jisatsukoui) – ‘suicidal act, self-destroying action, suicidal action’
餌食 (えじき/ejiki) – ‘prey, victim’
領土 (りょうど/ryoudo) – ‘dominion, territory, possession’
任務 (にんむ/ninmu) – ‘duty, function, office, mission, task’
残酷 (ざんこく/zankoku) – ‘cruelty, harshness’
甲斐 (かい/kai) – ‘effect, result, worth, use, avail’

*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.