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

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11-25-2015, 10:02 AM
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I always watch subs, but I guess I underderstand 40% of what they say.
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12-29-2015, 09:31 PM
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I can understand stock words and usually I can get a vague idea what is going on.
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12-30-2015, 12:23 AM
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None of it since I only watch subs, I don't like dubs since after that it just doesn't feel like anime anymore.

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12-30-2015, 12:33 AM
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I know bits and pieces so idk, I still feel I would not get the full idea of what is going on without having subs on.
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01-17-2016, 02:20 AM
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I mainly watch subs, but if I see a raw clip I can usually understand the common one-liners. Everything else is confusing though
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01-18-2016, 03:57 AM
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i understand none of it at all
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01-18-2016, 04:06 AM
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THat'd be a big fat nothing.

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01-18-2016, 04:17 AM
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A fair bit. Can't say I'm really amazing at that but I got the overall sense of pretty much each action in Gokujo.

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06-16-2016, 02:48 AM
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That depends.

When I watch kids anime, there's probability that I know the story 60%-100%.

And when I watch kind of Ghost in the Shell or Texhnolyze, it will be less than 60%.

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06-16-2016, 02:26 PM (This post was last modified: 06-16-2016, 02:27 PM by gearh.)
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I kind of enjoy not being able to understand, if I just fall asleep it probably won't matter and I can watch it again if I missed anything...

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06-17-2016, 08:56 AM
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Other than very common phrases, I don't understand shit. But I'm not watching anime to learn Japanese so it's all good.
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06-17-2016, 09:49 AM
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Nada. I did learn to appreciate honorifics since they don't seem to have pronouns.
06-17-2016, 10:37 PM
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(06-16-2016, 02:48 AM)FukuchiChiisaia Wrote: That depends.

When I watch kids anime, there's probability that I know the story 60%-100%.

And when I watch kind of Ghost in the Shell or Texhnolyze, it will be less than 60%.

^this tbh

obv the more dialogue-heavy shows will be harder to understand by just seeing the visuals
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06-18-2016, 11:19 AM
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I can understand basic Japanese grammar, but I'm still fairly ignorant when it comes to vocabulary and Kanji, so I maybe can pick out anywhere from 15% to 25% of what's said.  Ideally, that range will increase as I study more.

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