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Learn Japanese phrases from Fullmetal Alchemist part 1

The following quotes are from Fullmetal Alchemist (鋼の錬金術師) manga volume 1.

Edward Elric’s quotes

真実を見る勇気はあるかい?
shinjitsu o miru yuuki wa aru kai.
Do you have the guts to see the truth?

いや。そんなことはどうでもいい。
iya. sonna koto wa dou demo ii.
Nope. Don’t care about that.

単刀直入に言う!賢者の石をよこしな!
tantou chokunyuu ni iu. kenja no ishi o yokoshina.
I’ll get straight to the point! Give me the Philosopher’s Stone!

たしかに信者はオレの言葉にゃ耳もかさないだろう。
tashika ni shinja wa ore no kotoba nya mimi mo kasanai darou.
It’s true that the believers will not listen to what I have to say.

けど!彼女の言葉にはどうだろうね。
kedo. kanojo no kotoba ni wa dou darou ne.
But! How about what she has to say?

行ったら戻れなくなるぞ!
ittara modorenaku naru zo.
If you go, you won’t be able to come back!

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格の違いってやつを見せてやる!
kaku no chigai tte yatsu o misete yaru.
I’ll show you the difference between us!

二人がかりで一人の人間を甦らせようとしてこのザマだ…
futari gakari de hitori no ningen o yomigaeraseyou to shite kono zama da.
This is what happens when two people try to resurrect a human being.

石が欲しいのは元の身体に戻るためだ。
ishi ga hoshii no wa moto no karada ni modoru tame da.
We just want the stone to restore our original bodies.

出口が無けりゃ作るまでよ!
deguchi ga nakerya tsukuru made yo.
If there’s no exit, I’ll make one!

ここまで来て…やっと戻れると思ったのに…偽者…
koko made kite yatto modoreru to omotta noni. nisemono.
I’ve come this far… I thought I’d finally return to normal… It’s a fake…

立って歩け。あんたには立派な足がついてるじゃないか。
tatte aruke. anta ni wa rippa na ashi ga tsuiteru janai ka.
Stand up and walk. You have perfect legs to stand on.

バレなきゃいいんだよ。バレなきゃ。
barenakya iin da yo. barenakya.
If no one finds out we’ll be fine. If no one finds out.

国家錬金術師になるって決めた時からある程度の非難は覚悟してたけどよ。
kokka renkin jutsushi ni naru tte kimeta toki kara aru teido no hinan wa kakugo shiteta kedo yo.
I was prepared for a little criticism when I decided to become a National Alchemist…

ここまで嫌われちまうってのも…
koko made kirawarechimau tte no mo.
And to be hated this much…

針のムシロに座るのはオレ一人で充分!
hari no mushiro ni suwaru no wa ore hitori de juubun.
It’s enough for me to sit on the bed of thorns by myself!

あんたらに金をくれてやる義理も義務もオレにはない。
antara ni kane o kurete yaru giri mo gimu mo ore ni wa nai.
I have no obligation or responsibility to make money for you.

今からちょいと法に触れることするけどおまえ見て見ぬふりしろ。
ima kara choito hou ni fureru koto suru kedo omae mite minu furi shiro.
I’m gonna break the law a little now, so just pretend you’re not watching.

過去を悔やんでばかりでは前に進めないぞ、弟よ!
kako o kuyande bakari de wa mae ni susumenai zo, otouto yo.
You can’t move on if you only regret the past, little brother!

相変わらず地獄耳だな。
aikawarazu jigoku mimi da na.
You’ve got sharp ears as usual.

Alphonse Elric’s quotes

やさしい…本当にやさしい母さんだった。
yasashii. hontou ni yasashii kaasan datta.
Kind… She was a really kind mom.

僕たちはただもう一度母さんの笑顔が見たかっただけだったんだ。
bokutachi wa tada mou ichido kaasan no egao ga mitakatta dake dattan da.
We just wanted to see her smile one more time.

痛い目見ないうちに石を僕たちに渡してほしい。
itai me minai uchi ni ishi o bokutachi ni watashite hoshii.
Give us the stone before you get hurt.

何かを得ようとするならそれなりの代価を払わなければいけない。
nanika o eyou to suru nara sore nari no daika o harawanakereba ikenai.
If you want to gain something, you have to pay the price.

人体錬成はあきらめたけど、それでも兄さんは僕の身体だけでも元に戻そうとしてくれてる。
jintai rensei wa akirameta kedo, sore demo niisan wa boku no karada dake demo moto ni modosou to shite kureteru.
Though we gave up on human transmutation, my brother wants to restore my original body.

僕だって兄さんを元に戻してやりたい。
boku datte niisan o moto ni modoshite yaritai.
I want my brother to return to the way he used to be.

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でもそのリスクが大きいのはさっき話した通り…
demo sono risuku ga ookii no wa sakki hanashita toori.
But like I said, this is a big risk…


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報いを受け命を落とすかもしれない。
mukui o uke inochi o otosu kamoshirenai.
We’ll probably pay for it and lose our lives.

僕たちが選んだのはそういう業の道だ。
bokutachi ga eranda no wa sou iu gou no michi da.
This is the road we’ve chosen.

それって共犯者になれってこと?
sore tte kyouhansha ni nare tte koto.
Are you asking me to become your accomplice?

ダメって言ったってやるんでしょ?
dame tte itta tte yarun desho.
Even if I said no, you’d still do it, right?

悪い兄を持つと苦労する…
warui ani o motsu to kurou suru.
It’s hard having a bad brother…

またおなか出して寝て!だらしないなあもう!
mata onaka dashite nete. darashinai naa mou.
You’re sleeping with your stomach exposed again! You’re an embarrassment!

チビって単語に無意識に反応しただけか…
chibi tte tango ni muishiki ni hannou shita dake ka.
So he only reacted unconsciously to the word “shrimp”…

誰かさんが大人しくしてれば穏便にすんだかもしれないのにねえ。
dareka san ga otonashiku shitereba onbin ni sunda kamoshirenai noni nee.
If a certain someone had acted more quietly, this might have ended in peace.

Roy Mustang’s quotes

夕方からデートの約束があったのに。
yuugata kara deeto no yakusoku ga atta noni.
I was going on a date tonight.

今日は思ったより早く帰れそうだ。
kyou wa omotta yori hayaku kaeresou da.
It looks like we can go home earlier than we thought today.

ロイ・マスタング。地位は大佐だ。そしてもうひとつ。
roi masutangu. chii wa taisa da. soshite mou hitotsu.
Roy Mustang. Rank, Colonel. And one more thing.

焔の錬金術師だ。覚えておきたまえ。
honoo no renkin jutsushi da. oboete okitamae.
I’m a Flame Alchemist. Remember that.

Rosé’s quotes

神を信じうやまうことで日々感謝と希望に生きる…なんとすばらしいことでしょう!
kami o shinjiuyamau koto de hibi kansha to kibou ni ikiru. nanto subarashii koto deshou.
By believing in God, you’ll live with gratitude and hope every day… Isn’t it wonderful?

信じればきっとあなたの身長も伸びます!
shinjireba kitto anata no shinchou mo nobimasu.
If you have faith, you’ll definitely grow taller!

何にすがって生きていけばいいのよ!
nani ni sugatte ikite ikeba ii no yo.
How am I supposed to live now?

Cornello’s quotes

軍の狗めはよほど鼻が良いとみえる。
gun no inume wa yohodo hana ga yoi to mieru.
It seems that the dogs of the army have excellent noses.

やつらはここには来なかったというのはどうか?
yatsura wa koko ni wa konakatta to iu no wa dou ka.
How about making it looks like they never came here?

なんだそのもの欲しそうな目は?
nanda sono mono hoshisou na me wa.
What’s with those hungry eyes?

この石を使って何を望む?金か?栄誉か?
kono ishi o tsukatte nani o nozomu. kane ka. eiyo ka.
What do you wish to use this stone for? Money? Fame?

お前の願いをかなえられるのは私だけだ。
omae no negai o kanaerareru no wa watashi dake da.
I’m the only one who can grant you your wish.

なぜこんなガキが鋼なんぞという厳つい称号を掲げているのか不思議でならなかったが…そういう訳か…
naze konna gaki ga hagane nanzo to iu ikatsui shougou o kakagete iru no ka fushigi de naranakatta ga. sou iu wake ka.
I always found it weird how a brat like this would be given the title “Fullmetal”… So this is why…

Lust’s quotes

あなたみたいなのに本物渡すわけないじゃないの。
anata mitai na no ni honmono watasu wake nai janai no.
There’s no way I would have given the real one to someone like you.

あなたみたいな三流が一国の主になれると本気で思ってたわけ?
anata mitai na sanryuu ga ikkoku no aruji ni nareru to honki de omotteta wake.
Did you really think that a third-rate like you could become the head of a country?

だめよ、グラトニー。こんなの食べたらお腹こわすわよ。
dame yo, guratonii. konna no tabetara onaka kowasu wa yo.
You can’t, Gluttony. If you eat that you’ll have a stomach ache.

せっかくここまで盛り上がったのにまた一からやり直しね。
sekkaku koko made moriagatta noni mata ichi kara yarinaoshi ne.
We’ve come this far, and now we have to start from scratch again.

おや。食べちゃいけないったら。
oya. tabecha ikenai ttara.
Hey. I said you can’t eat him.

Quotes by others

めったに来ない観光客にはしっかり金を落としてってもらわねえとな。
metta ni konai kankoukyaku ni wa shikkari kane o otoshite tte morawanee to na.
We have to get as much money out of a rare tourist as we can.

軍の犬にくれてやるメシも寝床もないわい!
gun no inu ni kurete yaru meshi mo nedoko mo nai wai.
We have no food or beds for a dog of the army!

子供だからとて容赦はせんぞ。
kodomo dakara tote yousha wa sen zo.
I won’t show you any mercy just because you’re a kid.

私は一生をこんな田舎の小役人で終わりたくはないのです。わかっていただけますでしょう?
watashi wa isshou o konna inaka no koyakunin de owaritaku wa nai no desu. wakatte itadakemasu deshou.
I don’t want to stay a petty official of this village forever. You understand, right?

エドは魂まで売っちゃいなかったよ。
edo wa tamashii made uccha inakatta yo.
Ed didn’t go so far as to sell his soul.


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