Nihongo Lesson 06/16/17

Check out this cool, calm and collected Nihongo Lesson!

By John Bae June 16, 2017

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Welcome to the Nihongo Lesson feature. We strive to give you useful manga-based Japanese language tips and maybe even a glimpse into the translation process. This week’s lesson will feature some cool terms from Black Clover! The characters in Black Clover are participating in the tough Royal Knights test, so let’s raise the level in the Nihongo Lesson too!

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OCHITSUITE (おちついて)

We have some complicated terms for you today, and first up is OCHITSUITE. It means “calm down.” If someone is getting way too excited, you can tell them OCHITSUITE KUDASAI, which means “Please calm down.” Just try not to be obliviously rude like Mimosa. Then again, if you have a cute smile like Mimosa, you might be able to get away with it.

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HISASHIBURI (ひさしぶり)

HISASHIBURI means “long time no see,” or as translated in last week’s chapter, “It’s been forever.” One of the great parts of Shonen Jump manga is when old characters come back after a long break. We haven’t seen Mimosa or Klaus in action for a while, and it will be neat to see how much stronger they’ve gotten. It was funny that Klaus seems to have taken up strength training after being impressed with Asta’s muscles. And soon some cool new characters will be revealed. Xerx brings an intriguing new element to the series, and this Kirsch Vermillion guy is sure to be one of the most impressive of the new batch!

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