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「Anime Vocabulary」 Dragon Ball Super #68. (#WatchAnimeWithoutSubtitles Challenge)

「Anime Vocabulary」 Dragon Ball Super #68. (#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:

物質 (ぶっしつ/busshitsu) – ‘material, substance, matter’
地底 (ちてい/chitei) – ‘depths of the earth’
後回し (あとまわし/atomawashi) – ‘putting off, postponing’
行き来 (いきき/ikiki) – ‘coming and going, keeping in touch, visiting each other, street traffic, highway’
甲殻類 (こうかくるい/koukakurui) – ‘crustacean’
お釣り (おつり/otsuri) – ‘change (i.e. money), balance’
器具 (きぐ/kigu) – ‘utensil, apparatus, implement, device, gadget’
禁止 (きんし/kinshi) – ‘prohibition, inhibition, ban’
前科 (ぜんか/zenka) – ‘previous conviction, criminal record, previous offense, previous offence’
老い先 (おいさき/oisaki) – ‘remaining years (of one’s life)’
老人 (ろうじん/roujin) – ‘the aged, old person’
野望 (やぼう/yabou) – ‘ambition, aspiration, designs, treachery’
居候 (いそうろう/isourou) – ‘lodger who pays nothing for room and board, freeloader, sponger’
潤い (うるおい/uruoi) – ‘moisture, damp, wetness, richness, warmth, gain, profit, financial leeway’
教育 (きょういく/kyouiku) – ‘training, education’
苦労 (くろう/kurou) – ‘troubles, hardships’
不覚 (ふかく/fukaku) – ‘failure, defeat, mistake, blunder, negligence, indiscretion, unconsciousness’
口約束 (くちやくそく/kuchiyakusoku) – ‘verbal promise, one’s word’
生きがい (いきがい/ikigai) – ‘something one lives for, purpose in life’
起動 (きどう/kidou) – ‘startup, booting up, activation, starting (e.g. engine, computer), launch’
顔負け (かおまけ/kaomake) – ‘feeling embarrassed, being put to shame, bowing to’
変態 (へんたい/hentai) – ‘transformation, metamorphosis, abnormality, pervert’

*The vocabulary list provided above is likely a shortened version of the original. 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.