Learning Japanese for Naruto

I was seriously thinking about creating a separate “fun” blog for this, but having multiple blogs just means one won’t get updated. So it goes here, along with everything else. Rely on the “Categories” if you want to see just a certain topic. The fun category, by the way, is “Entertainment”.

Learning Japanese from narutostuff.deltaanime.net
These are just the basics of learning Japanese if you want to travel there and survive. You won’t be able to read Kanji nor Katakana when you’re done. However, you will be able to speak some Japanese, and properly, too.

You might notice that certain anime characters have specific endings to their phrases. Japanese has many dialects, determined by region or province. For example:

Naruto’s Dialect …datte bayo
Used in context… Urusette bayo! (or usendattebayo!)
Translation… Shut up

Usually urusai means “shut up”, but, in Naruto’s tongue, he would attach the dialect from his culture and say: Urus-ette Bayo!

Rurouni Kenshin Dialect …de goza ryo
Used in context… Yame de goza ryo
Translation… Stop!

Now you know about certain dialects affecting the difficulty of Japanese language. Now let’s start learning!

1 – Ichi
2 – Ni
3 – San
4 – Shi/Yon
5 – Go
6 – Roku
7 – Shichi
8 – Hachi
9 – Kyuu
10 – Jyuu

The following phrases are useful when you’re in a fight…I don’t know why you’d be in a fight in Japan, but let’s get started.

Fighting phrases
Ore no kachi da – Victory is mine!
Ore no kachi da na – Victory is mine! (again with dialect)
Body ga amei ze – Your body is weak!
Shi wo kureteyaru, shi ne – I will kill you, die!
Haji toshirei – Ridiculous!
Genkai mode, tobasu ze! – I’m speeding up to my limit!
Konotedo Janeidaro! – Is that all you got?
Doko made mo, agaiteyaru – I will fight anywhere!
Ikuze! – Let’s Go!
Iza, jinjou ni shoubo! – Let’s have a fair match!
Mou oyasumi kai? – Is it bedtime already?
Ore no daban da ze – It’s my turn!

Basic phrases
Doko da!? – Where?
Nan dayo? – Why?
Nani? – What?
Nan desu ka? – What is it?
[Name here] dayo – It was [Name here] (blaming someone).

Introductions/Greetings
Ohayo! – Hello!
Ohayo gozaimasu – Good morning!
Konichiwa – Good afternoon!
Konbanwa – Good evening!
Watashi no namai wa [Name] desu – My name is [Name]
Dozo, yorishiku onegaishimasu – Pleased to meet you!
Yoshi – Ok!
Hai! – Yes!
Iie – No!
Urusai – Shut up
Yamero – Stop!

Arigatou – Thank You
Bai – Bye

19 Responses to “Learning Japanese for Naruto”

  1. Taigyou says:

    Awesome blog. =D
    Gotta love provoking people in other languages. xD

  2. Zense says:

    Great Work!!! I’ve always wondered why Naruto talked different. I’ll learn this at once. :D

  3. Gina says:

    i was told that Dattebayo, was a sort of re-enforcement, sort of like ‘i said’ so i asumed thats why they translated into into the english anime ‘believe it’

    which is it?

    or are they the same thing, lol, just that shut up sounds impolite, thought its pretty much the same as ‘listen to what i said, i mean it’

    ^_^

    • Jotu says:

      In spanish Naruto sais “ˇVaya que sí!” And that means something like “Of course yes!” (literally translated) so its like affirming something he sais. Hope it helped. ^.^

    • Chris says:

      Dattebayo I think it means you know, as Naruto always ends his sentences with you know, and dattebayo is Naruto’s dialect, so that’s what I think it means.

  4. Gina says:

    i was told that Dattebayo, was a sort of re-enforcement, sort of like ‘i said’ so i asumed thats why they translated into into the english anime ‘believe it’

    which is it?

    or are they the same thing, lol, just that shut up sounds impolite, thought its pretty much the same as ‘listen to what i said, i mean it’

    ^_^

    other than that this is aweosme learnt a lot XD

  5. Kaazai says:

    Really nice, I learnt alot from this xD

  6. Jotu says:

    what does “naruto’s dialect” mean?

  7. Naruto teaches all kinds of things,thank for this info.

  8. I have actually picked up a bit of Japanese from watching anime. Mainly watching Naruto, since it is still an on going series.

  9. bella says:

    totally cool but just one request plz add a little more if u can
    thnx alot for this

  10. Joel says:

    Buen trabajo!
    Grat Job!

  11. obito says:

    wow cool ^^

  12. sultan says:

    what about orochimaru, it seems to me he has different accent.

    also theres lots of English vocabularies that are used but in different way- like control, damage- I’m sure that the Japanese language is rich but not sure why would there be any English vocabularies.

    thats all for now ^^

  13. lianne says:

    l0ve the phrases!!!!

  14. Dave says:

    nice! but actually i am roaming half the internet for :”You have still mutch to learn”

  15. mibom yomso says:

    i don’t know wat 2 say but will u teach me japanese please agree wit me.

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