December 11, 2013

Iicchatte!

In Mouretsu Pirates episode 26, at 03:29, Marika calls words of encouragement to Courie as the electronic warfare begins. It sound to me like iicchatte! iicchatte! It's translated as "Go get 'em!"

I can see that it's the imperative form of some verb, but I can't figure out what verb it is. Is it the imperative of iku?

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Japanese at 10:02 AM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 Vchatte is Vte+shimatte, "to do completely, to finish doing". The real imperative for iku is ike, which I'm sure you've heard a few times . Te-form by itself is anywhere from mild imperative to urgent request to casual request, mostly based on tone of voice.

-j

Posted by: J Greely at December 11, 2013 02:10 PM (fpXGN)

2 It didn't sound like "V" to me.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at December 11, 2013 03:03 PM (+rSRq)

3 "V" is a short for "verb stem" in this case, I guess.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at December 11, 2013 03:14 PM (RqRa5)

4 I see. So it is in fact based on iku.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at December 11, 2013 04:07 PM (+rSRq)

5 Yeah, sorry for the shorthand.

-j

Posted by: J Greely at December 11, 2013 04:15 PM (fpXGN)

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