Today we will study the Word みつける. We will use an excerpt from Greed Demon (欲鬼 YOKU-ONI) to try and learn Japanese Together.


俺の正義欲に誓って 犯人は必ず見つけてやるさ

I give you my word on [my justice lust], the culprit will definitely be found.








It’s Justice but


There’s no way he has good intentions.

こんにちは みなさま

Today we bring you another Manga excerpt, This one is from one of my favorite Manga’s Yokuoni 欲鬼 (Desire Ogre)/(Lust Demon)/(Greed Devil). Pick it up if you ever get the chance its a pretty good read.

The caption says

大丈夫だ。 犯人を見つけたんです
It’s Fine. Because I already found the culprit.


Okay lets start we have chosen the word みつけるmitsukeru which means to discover or to find,.

NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH みつかる mitsukaru which means to be found and to be discovered.  みつける is a  るverb while みつかる is a る ending う verb。When conjugating both 見つけるIn て Form is  見つけて, たForm 見つけた。

For 見つかる In て Form is 見つかって, たForm 見つかった。

There are many different vocabulary  and grammar points to tackle.

俺の正義欲に誓って 犯人は必ず見つけてやるさ おれのせいぎよくちかって はんにんかならずみつけて やるさ

I give you my word on [my justice lust], the culprit will definitely be found.


おれ/ore is a pronoun that is a little harsher than /watashi. So this first person pronoun is used casually around friends and people close to you.

no we have discussed before is the possessive so ore no means Mine.

seigiyoku ok this might confuse you it confuses me ( If anyone with a better explanation or understand please leave a comment below) so Seigi means Justice  Yoku means desire/want/ lust. Since this Manga deals with YokuOni lust demon or desire demons this character.  So the enemies in this manga lust after something their the demons of lust or greed. The main character lust for Justice so the context of this combination of Kanji and words means Justice Desrie/Lust//Greed. It’s his ability that he has.

When reading manga the context means everything.

SO, lets continue

We have figured out that the speaker is referring to ”His” ability

Lust of Justice.

But what about it the next part we see the particle ni and the Verb Chikau/ Chiaku is an Godan Verb an u verb that means to Vow or ,to Pledge.

chikau is in the te from so as what we do with any u verb need to conjugate into the te from we drop the u and add a little tsu+te we get chiaku- chiaktte

This is  present affirmative form.

The ni particle connects these two points ni is so important because it has many functions in grammar. to go somewhere, to be in or at somewhere,  it can also mean From something or someone.


So,  ore no seigi yokuni chikatte 俺の正義欲に誓って would roughly mean from my desire of justice I give you my word.  the te form connects the two thoughts into one so we get the second half of the sentence.

犯人は必ず見つけてやるさ hannin wa kanarazu mitsukete yaru sa I will definitely find the culprit or criminal.

hannin 犯人 meaning culprit, criminal the one who commited the crime. は/ha which we know is read as wa gives us the topic of the sentence now we now that the criminal is the topic of the entire sentence.

kanarazu 必ず- is an adverb that means always, without an exception, definitely  and we know that adverbs modify a verb.

The verb being mitsukeru to find, to discover

Yes we are getting there by way of his ability he will with out exception find the culprit.

Hmm.. we left something out

That’s right teyaru

Now て/te can feel confusing but it is super essential to learning Japanese. Okay so we know how to link to phrases or ideas together usingて/te but this てやる/teyaru how does this work

First we look at やる/yaru,

やる/yaru is a ru verb meaning to do. But wait hold on I’ve learned that する/suru means to do. (Sorry talking to  the Conspiracy Theorist in my mind….. Shut up Chuck) any way lets continue yes する/Suru means to do but also やる/Yaru

やるYaru is more for physical Action coupled with 見つける/mitsukeru and やる/yaru we can figure out that the discovery finding the culprit is the physical action of the speaker. but we can not connect them this way so we use the て/te form.

Theて/te form of the verb with やる/yaru tells the listener that the speaker is performing the action of the verb. Also depending on the contest the speaker could tell the listener if another person is doing the action as well.

ているーTells the reader and listener that there is an continuous action.



kare wa neteiru

He is Sleeping


ore wa neteimashita


I was asleep.

We can see from the example that the te form of the verb to sleep 寝るneru 寝てnete lets us add another action verb that tells the listener that I or the other person is performing the action of sleeping. We used ているteiru いるiru to be and ていましたteimashita that past affirmative of the verb to be.


Long Story short


mitsuketeyaru- is doing the action of finding the culprit.

さsa is an ending form that adds a sense of assertiveness to the sentence. It can be used by both male and female. This is a colloquial form.

If I have missed a point, or made a mistake please help contribute in the comments below.

If you want the rest of the page broken down I will gladly make another post but I wanted to focus on the term to find since it is the focal point of this study session.

Again Thank You for studying with me。


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