Learn Japanese with Demon Slayer

Demon Slayer or Kimetsu no Yaiba is one of the most popular anime of all time, with beautiful animation and a story that grips from beginning to end. In this article we will study Japanese with Demon Slayer through texts and videos.

It is worth mentioning that we also have an article that shows the Kimetsu no Yaiba character names meaning.

Videos Studying Japanese with Demon Slayer

Our official channel in Portuguese has been releasing different videos studying Japanese using Demon Slayer, I'll leave them below:

In the first video we studied the encounter scene of Giyu Tomioka and Tanjiro:


In the two videos below we study Japanese using the Rui x Tanjiro Fight:

What does Kimetsu no Yaiba mean?

We know that Damon Slayer means Demon Hunters, but what does Kimetsu no Yaiba mean? Maybe you thought it meant the same thing as Demon Slayer, but that's not the case.

In the word Kimetsu we have the ideogram of Oni [鬼 ki] followed by 9 [滅 metsu] which means destroyer. So in the first word we have Oni Destroyer.

The second word [刃 yaiba] means sword or blade. Namely, the original Japanese name of Demon Slayer, Kimetsu no Yaiba can be translated as Oni Destroying Blade.

Demon Slayer phrases in Japanese

Now let's study phrases from the Demon Slayer anime in Japanese:

First Episode – Giyu Tomioka

Let's see some sentences from the first episode involving Oni. We recommend reading the full article on our website japaneseclub.com

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(冨岡)
おれ仕事しごとおにることだ

My job is to kill Onis.

仕事 : Work

鬼 : They are creatures of Japanese folklore, there are several translations:
Demons, monsters, Devils, Ogres or trolls.
They are humanoid for the most part, but occasionally, they are shown with unnatural features,
like odd numbers of eyes or extra fingers, with hideous skin and appearances.

But in Kimetsu they have more of an appearance of bestial beasts, with a human aspect and
thirst for blood.

斬る : To kill (using a sword, knife, etc.), to cut, to slice.

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傷口きずぐちおにびたから
おにになった

As her wounds were exposed to the blood of an oni, she became an oni.

  • 傷口きずぐち : Open holidays, cuts, wounds.
  • : Blood
  • 浴び : To be covered, to be bathed.
  • びた : It was covered, it was bathed. ( Past )
  • になる : To become
  • になった : Became (Past)
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ひとおには そうやってえる

This is how man-eating oni glorify themselves.

ひと : People
い : Eat, bite.

  • ひとい : Man-eater, Cannibalism.
  • そうやって : This is how it happens, this is how it happens…
  • える : To increase, to increase, to multiply.

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