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Learning with the anime:

Sen to chihiro no kami kakushi

We will learn some Japanese from Ghibli anime again. I will pick Lins speech
because she is a boyish girl, and I think it is going to be fun to learn those
types of expressions!

Chihiro and her parents accidentally discover the spirit world and her
parents are changed to pigs by a spell. Chihiro tries to break the spell, but
she has to meet a witch for that. The witch is in control in this world, and she
also runs the hot spring house. Chihiro has to get a job first in order to
change her parents back from pigs to humans, because a person who does
not have a job cannot be allowed to remain in the spirit world. Chihiro meet
some kind people who try to help her, and she manages to get a job. Lin is
one of the people who stands by Chihiros side. Several unusual things happen,
but Chihiro gets mentally stronger day by day. Those unusual things are very
interesting in this movie. Because of a lot of help, Chihiro finally breaks the
spell at the end, and goes back home with her parents.

When Lin meets Chihiro for the first time, Lin is surprised and says:

Uwa! Ningen ga icha yabai yo

In this sentence, I would like to focus on how to use because we use
it a lot in casual conversation. That word has some different meanings.
The first meaning, we can use in a very bad situation to mean inconvenient,
dangerous or troublesome. You can also translate it as oh no, or shit!

Yabai! Nebou shita!

Oh shit! I overslept!

Shiken benkyou shinakatta. Yabai

I didnt study for the exam. Itll be hard...

The other meaning, we can use in a very good situation. So, it becomes
awesome, cool or amazing.

Kono keeki, yabai

This cake is very delicious.

Kare, yabai
He is so cool.
We say only to close friends. So, please be careful when you use it; it
is slang.

Back to Lins speech, the meaning of what she says is:

Oh my there is a human

Itll be trouble.

When Chihiro somehow gets a job, Lin is surprised and happy. She said:

Wakan nai koto wa ore ni kike

Look at the sentence. It sounds like mens speech. But again, she is a boyish
girl, so girls can also say sentences like that. means I or me and is

basically used by men. When a girl says , she says it as a joke, and it
sounds a little cute.
The meaning of the sentence is:
Ask me if you have any questions. Okay?

Ore, ganbaru!
Ill do my best!

Nanka attara, enryo naku ore ni tayotte iizo

If something happens, you can count on me without reserve.

At night, Lin grabbed some food when people finished their work and said:

Kuu? Kapparatte kita

means steal or "to swipe", so she stole some food for Chihiro
and herself. is a rough speech of (taberu). The meaning of
sentence is:
You want some? I stole food.

Jitensha kapparatte kita

I stole a bicycle.

Onee-chan no youfuku kapparatte kita

I stole my older sisters clothes.
Especially if you are a girl, it will be useful to understand not only feminine
expressions, but masculine