🇺🇸 Learn English the Hard Way with “Devil May Cry 4”

Chances are you are looking for improving your English language comprehension through watching game movies.

I know the drill. Take me right to the sentences.

Feel like upping your game and start catching the slightest subtleties of English?

Look no further.

However, there is a catch.


Who is this article intended for?

For English language learners, as they, all too often, tend to skip a lot of subtleties while reading books / reading stories / reading comics / watching movies /watching game movies, thus slowing down and negating their language progress. I

The catch has to do with the “THE HARD WAY” of learning English, right?

I can’t promise improving your English through this article will be easy, but I promise it will be worth it, provided you work through ALL THE SENTENCES down below. And by the way, to make it even more challenging for you, no answers are given and you are to find them on your own. There’s a reason this article is called “Learn English the Hard Way”, don’t you think?

Still no clue what I’m supposed to do…

If you’re still not really sure what’s going on here, I highly recommend you read the description of “Learn English the Hard Way” challenge.

russia-flag Для чего эта статья и что нужно здесь делать?

По своему опыту могу сказать, что когда в освоении английского приходишь на всё готовенькое, то интеллектуально расслабляешься и не особо вникаешь в детали и тонкости языка.

А вот когда, мы “пропускаем язык через себя”…

  1. внимательное чтение книг, просмотр фильмов, т.д… не знаем, что то или то означает, почему так написано, вообще не догоняем, что происходит, значит отмечаем находку
  2. анализ “любопытных” предложений, конструкций, выражений (грамматика и прагматика наши лучшие друзья)
  3. прогонка проработанного материала через правое полушарие
  4. задействование “освоенных” предложений, конструкций, выражений на письме, в устной речи (идеально, с носителями языка)
    …то результаты будут совершенно иными, нежели чем “со всем готовеньким”.

А именно, выработка силы воли, языковой интуиции, внимательности, любопытства и реальное улучшение навыка английского языка.

Ниже представлены предложения, которые заинтриговали меня при прочтении книги / прочтении рассказа / прочтении комикса / просмотре фильма / просмотре игрофильма. То есть, я сделал первый пункт из четырех выше и поделился результатами с Вами. За Вами остаются остальные три.


If you feel like up to the challenge, then here’s my list of 90 cherry-picked sentences with curious grammar and vocabulary findings from the game movie “Devil May Cry 4” (Devil May Cry series) :

Study hard!

8:53 – You got a jacked up | notion of fair play pal.

9:25 – what’s the point of packin‘ a sword like that if you aren’t even going to use it?

12:00 – tough guy, huh. I think I’ll have to take you down a couple notches.

13:55 – You‘ll come to learn the meaning soon enough.

14:00 – but… business beckons.

16:55 – I got this.

22:15 – let me guess, more demons.

23:14 – how curious..

24:46 – Don’t ask. This thing drives me crazy though.

29:34 – didn’t figure this guy for a bookworm.

29:44 – that’s one way to get yourself shot.

29:57 – silent type, huh.

33:10 – you’re stronger than you look… with a smart ass mouth to match.

36:40 – oh, that’s fair. Now I’ve got to fight a whole herd of these things?

46:20 – OK, did you even hear me?

46:47 – what a crock.

55:17 – don’t play me a fool!

59:05 – Try some seeds on for size!

1:01:20 – Don’t even think about it!

1:01:37- hey, don’t step up if you’re not going to put up a decent fight.

1:01:45 – Didn’t your mom ever tell you not to litter?

1:02:47 – That’s a look you shoot your enemy.

1:03:47 – You too…

1:03:57 – I’m an angel.

Wrong, Credo. All that you’ve become is a demon.

1:06:45 – Not to worry, I have no intentions of harming her… yet.

1:06:58 – She has nothing to do with this.

1:07:10 – This is my fight and I’ll finish it!

1:07:15 – His Holiness predicted your defeat and so ordered that your sister be utilized.

1:10:57 – So, you‘ve come.

1:11:00 – What have you done to Kyrie?

Why don’t you check and find out?

1:12:45 – Go and prepare for activation.

Right away.

1:14:50 – You… What are you doing here? Forget it, I don’t have time for this.

1:15:10 – I’m here for the sword.

Your point being?

1:15:30 – Kid? Well… If that’s how you see me I think you’ll blush a pretty pink when I kick your ass.

1:15:45 – Ah, helpful hint, take a tip from your elders…

1:17:34 – You cooled off yet, kid?

1:17:38 – What’s the matter? Why the glare?

1:18:00 – It’s got to stay in the family.

1:19:17 – I dress to impress.

1:19:28- I know it’s not my business, but this could get ugly.

1:19:32 – If the kid screws up, then I’ll just have to kick his ass.

1:19:56 – Isn’t it beautiful?

I think we’ve got a difference of opinion on that one.

How unfortunate.

1:20:49 – Go blow yourself.

1:23:55 – I had originally intended to absorb him into our Savior, but circumstance presenting, I’d rather choose the option at hand.

1:26:42- Besides, if you die without giving my sword back, I’m gonna be pissed.

Then come and get it.

What a punk…

1:28:13 – I swear it! I swear I’m going to get us out of here.

1:29:09 – Check it out! It’s got wings.

1:29:11 – The design shows terrible taste.

1:30:08 – Looks like you’ve got a rep to live up to.

Looks that way.

1:30:55 – I’ll do it. I wouldn’t want to deny anyone their dying request.

1:34:04 – That’s a solid performance for an old fart like you.

1:34:21 – Sorry, religion and I don’t mix.

1:34:34 – So just how much do you know about Sparda?

1:34:45 – The story goes that Sparda served as the feudal lord of the city long ago.

1:35:47 – Things always gotta be complicated…

1:36:33 – Glad I got your attention. I was beginning to feel a little ignored.

1:40:55 – Insult me one more time and I will make you suffer more than you thought possible.

I’d actually like to see you try that!

1:42:27 – He wasn’t kidding… it’s like an All-You-Can-Eat buffet.

1:44:04 – A human posing as God. How ridiculous!

You don’t say!

1:45:14 – You surpass my abilities. How shameful…

1:45:16 – You can stay and die or you can walk your ugly ass back through that gate.

1:45:37 – That’s a letdownI was hoping for a bit more than just a few sparks…

1:48:12 – And your judgements interest me not

1:48:44 – You will fumble in your opposition of my quest.

1:50:17 – You assume humans are weak. OK yeah, their bodies lack the physical ability of a demon but humans possess something that demons don’t.

1:51:07 – And the rest is silence.

1:53:47 – You could never touch the power of the Savior! Sounds like you’re overcompensating

1:53:56 – Besides, I didn’t want you to get a creak in your neck from looking down at me.

1:54:00 – What would it take to alter your position?

1:54:34 – So, you ready to eat your words?

1:55:00 – Looks like it’s up to me to take care of ugly here.

1:57:34 – No! What have you done?

1:58:17 – An opportunity to save the world doesn’t happen every day you know!

1:59:50 – This stairway to heaven or hell, know that we control it and all will be well.

2:00:28 – Talk about shaking things up in here… !

Hey, kid! You should see what I’m going through!

2:01:05 – Too late for regrets.

2:01:20 – Bad enough you lying about all this and trying to kill me… but what really pissed me off was using Kyrie.

2:01:40 – What is that? Love?

Look it up.

2:02:00 – Wrapping things up on my end.

Don’t be too sure, boy!

2:08:16 – Took your time.

2:08:38 – This guy just doesn’t let it go!

2:09:20 – Who would’ve thought…

2:11:35 – I guess I should thank you. But that’d be out of character.

2:12:16 – That’s the only kind of gift worth giving.

2:12:58 – The city’s a wreck.

2:19:27 – You’re a lifesaver. Now I can finally do my job in peace.

2:20:00 – Hey! I was just | getting to the good part!

2:20:04 – Well, we take what we can get, right?

2:20:35 – What should we do?

You need to ask?

2:20:57 – There’s something so exciting about all this…! You think so, right?

I won’t lie.

Wow, it seems you’ve made it to the end of this new-vocabulary-grammar-intensive article… But did you actually work through all the findings?  No shirking? Sweet! That’s what I call being persistent at mastering English!


russia-flag Вы дочитали и проработали статью до конца? Так держать!

Если Вы дочитали до конца эту статью, то я уверен, что Вы узнали много нового про английский язык (при условии, что Вы действительно проработали предложения выше).

Проработать так много материала это совсем не шутки, а вполне серьёзный подход к делу.

Теперь же дело за малым: эффективно всё перенести в речевой актив и начать всласть применять новые знания на практике (пункт 3 и 4, соответсвенно).

Спасибо за то, что уделили время.

Удачи в Вашем языковом путешествии!


I am crazy enough to do the whole nine-yards over again. Please bring me to the beginning of the sentences. Yeah!

Did you know that you are more than encouraged to go ahead and tell me in the comments section below how the whole process went?

With that, thanks for taking your time accepting the challenge, reading and working through the article.

Until next time!


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