If you watch an anime without subs or dubs, how much do you understand?

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08-11-2015, 01:02 PM
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If you watch an anime without subs or dubs, how much do you understand or If you watched an anime without subs or dubs, how much would you understand?

Have you tried it? After some of my trials, I've found that I understand more than 90% of what it said. Sometimes, I have problems understanding when the dialect is not Tokyo. I'm especially bad with Kansai, though I love how they speak. Overall, though, I can understand most of dialogue and monologue.

I'm not good at writing or reading Japanese, so signboards and everything that is written in Japanese cause me problems and reduces my understanding so I still prefer watching anime with subs.

The openings and endings are a pain though. I mostly can't even get half of those lyrics right, and if I do, they end up having a different meaning QAQ.

Maybe some of you already do watch anime without subs or dubs(I see a Japanese forum o.o) so I would like to know your opinion too~
If you haven't tried it, try watching a raw of an anime which you haven't watched. Its often fun~

(Wasn't sure whether to post this in anime talks or Japanese but decided to post it here anyway XD)

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08-11-2015, 01:31 PM
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I'm strictly a sub kind of guy. My knowledge on the language is pretty small, so I need all the help I can get. The only time I watch dubbed versions of shows are when I enjoy the English actors' voices.

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08-22-2015, 07:35 AM
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I understand all of it, since Japanese is very close to Chinese.
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08-22-2015, 11:30 AM
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Not much.
I know the words and some usage but I am no expert in japanese.
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08-23-2015, 07:05 AM
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(08-22-2015, 11:30 AM)Claraviolet Wrote: Not much.
I know the words and some usage but I am no expert in japanese.

Japanese is such an easy language, you don't have to be an expert in it to understand it!
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09-21-2015, 05:45 PM (This post was last modified: 09-21-2015, 05:46 PM by Ally.)
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I cannot take Dubs.
I'm a sub person but tbh i don't even need subs-
I can translate almost anything i hear at this point.
I'm bad at speaking it but when i started classes for
Japanese i mostly only needed help on bigger
sentences that rounded with KA- and KAI-
Which are types of sentence structures that
mirror words.
I'm definitely not a professional though,
like i said i SUCK at speaking it, though i am good
with translating it when hearing.

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09-22-2015, 02:25 AM
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For me its all sub I don't understand but u feel as if it's moreoriginal then the english voice overs besides dragon ball z
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09-25-2015, 05:45 PM
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Phrases and such I can understand but detailed conversation not so much

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09-28-2015, 03:28 PM
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Subbed is only thing i watched, I can understand some things, but like Rias said, not detailed convos.
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10-02-2015, 12:24 AM
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I can understand it but to a certain extent. Like based on their facial expressions and voice I can kind of point out what they're saying. But language wise? Nothing at all besides the basics.

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10-02-2015, 07:01 PM
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I only know a few words and the numbers 1-20-ish... so whenever I do understand something I get a little too excited

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11-20-2015, 09:42 PM
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Around 10%.
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11-20-2015, 10:04 PM
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Absolutely none of it.
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11-20-2015, 10:29 PM
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Same as Vosaiu, I don't understand what they're saying at all.

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11-20-2015, 10:37 PM
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Well, I just finished my third college-level Japanese class, so I'd probably get around fifty percent. Maybe.
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11-20-2015, 10:44 PM
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I watch subs on the internet. Sometimes dubs on T.V (Animax/HeroTV). I don't understand what they're saying if the anime that I'm watching is not translated in English or Tagalog.
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11-21-2015, 09:13 AM
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If I watch it raw, huh..

Lol not even going to understand if they say hello.

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11-21-2015, 10:05 AM
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I never use Dubs, since I always try to go for the original if possible. By now I understand around a 35% to 45% even without subs, since I started watching anime in japanese around five years ago.
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11-21-2015, 10:54 AM
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I'd basically only understand a few words.


Rest would be basically inferring according to their reactions and all that I can see.

Other than that I'm pretty much clueless about any sort of dialogue

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11-21-2015, 01:19 PM (This post was last modified: 11-21-2015, 02:19 PM by uso.)
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every 10th word I'd say
sometimes more,sometimes less
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11-21-2015, 07:38 PM
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I watch subs, I've had a few times were the subs failed on me and I've had to guess what was being said.
While I understand nothing in japanese at all, I did work out quite alot from the context and things like the tone of voice.

That said, I didn't rewatch to find out what was actually being said... So I'm just assuming I was on the right track.
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11-22-2015, 08:08 AM
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I understand completely if it is a hentai/ecchi (since the words are limited to.. u know)
Other than that, I only understand 1/10 lol
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11-22-2015, 11:09 AM
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If it's a slice of life anime I'll understand most of it, the words that I'm unfamiliar with I usually understand due to context and so on. Anime with more complex plots are mostly mumbo-jumbo to me though.
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11-22-2015, 06:07 PM
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>>29035
> I understand completely if it is a hentai/ecchi (since the words are limited to..
> u know)
> Other than that, I only understand 1/10 lol

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11-22-2015, 08:06 PM
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Like very very little. Around 0.5/10

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