Chances are you are looking for improving your English language comprehension through watching game movies.
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.
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”…
- 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
- анализ “любопытных” предложений, конструкций, выражений (грамматика и прагматика наши лучшие друзья)
- прогонка проработанного материала через правое полушарие
- 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 281 cherry-picked sentences with curious grammar and vocabulary findings from the the game movie “DmC: Devil May Cry” (Devil May Cry series) :
0:16 – Soon I will own everything worth owning.
1:10 – A loose end.
2:04 – Citizens, we have been kept sleeping in a manufactured illusion for too long.
2:29 – And I for one am not for the death penalty, so… there’s only one way do it: illegally shoot the son of a bitch.
2:54 – You were careless. You left a trail. Now he’s onto you.
What are you talking about? Who’s onto me?
3:20 – It’s too late, you’re gonna fight your way out.
3:42 – …Bad day for a hang-over.
4:17 – Missed.
6:10 – Target practice, right on cue.
6:30 – How come I can see you clearly?
6:41 – You don’t want to fight the Hunter. He’s not your regular demon.
6:46 – Follow me. Now!
7:10 – Steve, I can’t believe what I’m seeing!
7:32 – Hey, through here!
8:23 – Not in a million years.
8:29 – That won’t work.
9:11 – OK then, let’s fight.
9:23 – You can fight him now, it won’t be easy.
9:46 – Oh, you feel it now, don’t you?
11:00 – I don’t know my mother but if you’re calling me a son of a bitch – you wouldn’t be the first.
12:02 – Please. I helped you back there.
I didn’t ask for your help.
12:26 – I’m with an organization called The Order. Heard of it?
Something to do with that masked freak on the net?
That’s my boss.
Wonderful. | Can’t wait.
12:52 – … further attacks could take place anywhere, any time, and when you least expect it.
13:00 – We have your scent, Son of Sparda. Now it is just a matter of time.
13:28 – Welcome to the order.
Not what I was expecting.
That’s the idea.
13:49 – We are a small handful of freedom fighters.
13:52 – We are the last and only | line of defense.
13:55 – Defense? You got no chance!
We don’t leave things to chance, we’ve accumulated vast intelligence on the demons…
14:05 – We can hit them where it hurts.
14:36 – Dante – it really is you!
14:49 – How much of your childhood do you remember?
Not much, I had meningitis when I was seven – wiped my memory – why?
14:56 – Hah! They told me I had a car accident that resulted in total amnesia. Age: seven.
15:19 – You past has been hidden from you for a reason.
15:21 – Rewind a bit – who are you again?
15:40 – You really believe you can make a dent?
15:51 – So that’s what this is about. You need me to fight the demons, help you save the world.
What else were you planning on doing with your life?
16:00 – Well you guys do seem really nice, but I’m more of a loner type: trust issues, work alone – that kind of thing.
16:05 – Dante, I don’t think you understand what is at stake.
16:17 – For mankind?
What makes you think I give a shit?
17:33 – They collide in places causing what we call rifts.
17:48 – Doesn’t smell too good.
18:07 – How will I get back?
We’ll take care of that. Just be careful, it can get rough in there.
I like it rough.
18:21 – Is this really going to work? He doesn’t seem to care.
18:25 – He’s raw. Just like you were when I first found you.
20:00 – And who the hell are you?
20:31 – Ah, tough guy!
20:55 – What are you trying to show me?
21:10 – Hell, yeah!
21:53 – Dante…? Did I hear that right?
23:54 – What now?
25:18 – No no no! | Come on. How did they find us?
30:32 – Our father, Sparda took my brother and I away.
30:41 – … wiped our memories to protect us. That’s why it all went black… until now.
31:06 – Keep going.
31:31 – I’ve been looking for you for a long time now.
31:49 – And our father, Sparda?
Banished forever. A fate worse than death| , they say. He’s never coming back.
33:30 – When Mundus learned of Sparda’s betrayal, his fury knew no limit.
33:50 – … each knew that the seed for their revenge had already been sown.
38:07 – To Mundus, the world is a factory farm for human souls.
38:56 – But if we get him away from the Hell Gate, our swords will do the rest.
39:12 – Ok, so to kill Mundus we need to drag him away from the Hell Gate. We do that by pissing him off.
Roughly speaking, yes.
39:18 – And we piss him off by taking out the Raptor News and Virility?
39:43 – Oh c’mon!
40:09 – And here comes trouble.
40:53 – Someone | doesn’t want me here!
41:04 – Vergil sent me the camera locations for this area. Best avoid them if we can.
42:01 – We’re clear … for the time being.
42:08 – Never seen a witch uses a spray can before.
Well, spells can take hours if not days to prepare. So why not can it for instant use later?
43:13 – Come on then you little shits.
43:29 – And we’re good to go.
44:19 – Unh! Ah, great!
44:50 – The fatter they are…, the harder they fall.
45:01 – It’s a chaos out here.
45:09 – Dante, run!
I am running.
46:14 – … but do not approach him. He has a history of physical violence and is a known sexual deviant.
47:02 – And best of all, it has been scientifically proven to improve weight loss by 21%
47:10 – How do people actually | fall for this crap?
47:22 – They tried telling me I was a basket case too.
47:27 – They wanted to put me on drugs. Said it would make me better. They lied.
47:59 – I took a stand. Fought back, killed… No matter the consequences.
48:23 – I just knew in my heart I wasn’t crazy.
48:56 – Rest assured that it has been deemed both safe and beneficial by our trustworthy and ethical scientists. Virility truly is a national treasure!
49:14 – This way… I think.
49:26 – Vergil says it could be an effective intelligence tool but I can’t do it (go into Limbo) at will.
49:48 – What are… the nightmares?
It’s in the past now.
49:56 – It’s funny…
I expected it to be bigger, a lot bigger… But then, I was just a child when I was here and I was in Limbo.
50:38 – … all you have to do is retrace your steps back to the mixing room.
Should be easy enough.
Maybe, but the demons may sense you once you’re in Limbo, so stay alert.
50:52 – And kill me a succubus.
51:11 – Alright, see you on the other side.
52:16 – Ah ha!
52:56 – What in the shitting hell is going on here?
53:16 – Trouble. Gimme a minute.
53:37 – You OK? That looked pretty nasty.
That? Nah. That was a big fat joke.
54:34 – What’s that? An egg-timer?
54:36 – It’s a vital containing a spell made from a variety of…
I don’t need to know.
54:43 – You jump, I twist.
55:10 – You don’t have long, hurry!
55:37 – I don’t like the sound of that – better hurry up!
55:45 – That really was an egg-timer!
56:31 – Ugh, smells of sick…
57:38 – But you can call me Dante the demon killer. Has a nice ring to it, | don’t you think?
57:46 – You can’t kill me! I’m twelve hundred years old!
You don’t look a day over twelve thousand.
58:14 – Suck on this!
59:19 – You disgusting fuck child!
1:00:37 – I told you… You can’t kill me.
1:00:59 – Why won’t you just die?
1:01:04 – You know what your problem is? You’re too clingy!
1:02:04 – Really… | Must we talk about her?
1:02:25 – The traitor. What of him?
His spawn. The nephelim. It fights back.
1:02:42 – You guys seem tight. How’d you meet?
Is it relevant?
I like to know who I’m risking life and limb with. … What’s your story?
1:03:06 – Listen, I never asked for your help but you gave it and I appreciate it.
1:04:01 – He helped me to deal with the demons, both figuratively and literally. I killed the bastard.
1:04:15 – You’re gonna stick with us to the end, right?
Count on it.
1:04:35 – You’ve done well.
1:04:39 – Now to land a second blow, and disable Mundus’ monitoring network.
1:04:57 – They spy on populace through their network of satellites,… and CCTV cameras.
Yeah I noticed that bit.
1:05:11 – Bob Barbas is a demon? So he’s more than just a dick…
1:05:27 – It’s a prison and Barbas rules it cruelly.
1:05:46 – On the plus side, there won’t be any cameras down there.
1:05:51 – We don’t know much about that demon.
I’m sure it will be lovely.
1:06:26 – Well Bob, I now get why your point of view is so upside down.
1:07:33 – What’s going on there?
1:08:31 – Coz I wanna kill the demon that runs the show.
1:08:42 – Yes. I can help, if you help me first.
Let’s hear it.
1:09:48 – The nest! That’s gotta be it!
1:10:03 – Why am I doing this for a crusty old demon? Oh yeah, that’s why.
1:10:10 – Got it. You must be the eye.
1:10:27 – Ambushed… you flocking bastards!
1:10:52 – That was a cracking good fight.
1:10:55 – Now how do I get back?
1:11:43 – … I knew your father, Sparda. I can see him in you.
Sparda was a demon and I’m nothing like him.
1:12:02 – What are you?
… inventor… And until you arrived, political prisoner of Mundus.
1:12:11 – I am grateful.
It wasn’t a favor. You said you’d take me to that tower.
1:12:27 – You were blinded and imprisoned here for how long?
1:12:31 – You sure know your way around?
Like the back of my hand.
1:12:37 – Wow! Are you nuts?
1:12:52 – You only see evil in me. Because I am a demon. Try opening your mind. It’s all a matter of perspective.
1:13:12 – As I said, I see things differently.
1:15:50 – Alright. Let’s see what happens.
1:17:25 – A power that will allow you to forge your own path. That my son is freedom.
1:19:23 – Oh right… the tower. On my way!
1:19:33 – That was wild.
1:19:39 – You found your inner devil | all right. But you have yet to discover your full potential.
1:19:58 – I am no longer suited to violence.
1:20:05 – Thank you.
It wasn’t quite a favor.
1:20:10 – I want to see Mundus destroyed… and now I believe you may stand a chance.
1:20:27 – You want to hit Mundus hard. | This is how.
1:21:20 – You want to hurt Mundus? Kill Lilith. Kill the child. Nothing will hurt him more.
1:21:22 – Good hunting, my master.
1:23:03 – I’m taking you off the air.
You think so? | I wouldn’t bet on it, | you little shit!
1:23:28 – Segue into this!
1:23:40 – What we have here is some truly shocking footage of the… known as Dante…
1:23:49 – Several people have now come forward and investigators have pieced together a shocking history of violence.
1:24:11 – Between the ages of eleven and fifteen he broke out of no less than eight youth detention facilities.
1:24:19 – … humiliating attacks against prison officers just doing their jobs.
1:24:43 – And worst of all he was also well known cruiser in the seedier districts of the city rampantly spreading sexual diseases of the unholy kind.
And ain’t that the best kind Bob?
1:25:13 – Give it up, you little emo punk!
1:25:34 – This is hard hitting news, Bob!
1:25:55 – I saw one girl, like, | beg for her life. But, like, he said he was gonna kill her anyway… and then he did… Like, totally!
1:27:22 – Rest assured. Those responsible will be brought to justice at any moment, | dead or alive.
1:28:13 – Breaking news, Bob! You’re fired!
1:29:14 – Make your next move if you will. | You’ve already lost.
1:29:54 – Who are you, fuck nut?
1:31:24 – The graffiti – it’s keeping them out. Nice work Kat.
1:31:32 – We’re blasting them open.
1:31:41 – Remember, dead or alive.
Which means ‘dead’.
1:32:06 – We need a demo squad here NOW!
That’s right Kat, you keep em out!
1:33:14 – Hey! Who are looking for shit heads?
1:33:38 – What are you smiling at?
1:34:05 – Hey, get back here!
1:34:10 – What in the hell was that?
1:34:33 – Is there something I can do from Limbo to break you out? | Think!
1:35:57 – I know this place like the back of my hand.
1:37:17 – What are you doing, stay hidden.
1:37:41 – Why do they have to kill everyone?
1:38:10 – Are you crazy? What are you doing here?
Bust you out here, bro.
1:38:48 – There are terabytes data here. We cannot let them get their hands on it.
What does it matter?
1:38:55 – If they get their hands on that data, everything that I worked for will be for nothing!
1:39:12 – We don’t have time for this.
Then make time, Dante!
1:39:50 – How are you guys doing?
Two more minutes Dante.
1:39:55 – I can keep the demons off your back for as long as you need, but I can’t protect Kat from the Feds. Step on it!
1:40:06 – Let me guess, two minutes?
1:40:08 – I just need a minute longer to grab what I can from the servers.
1:40:40 – We can’t just leave her.
Think, Dante! We’re in Limbo, she’s in the real world. This place is gonna blow in any minute.
1:40:53 – Go ahead. I’ll be right behind you.
1:42:15 – Come on, Dante. This is not over yet.
1:42:45 – I don’t know who you are, or why you have been stupid enough to attack me. But I know you mean something to this girl, so I suspect this girl means something to you.
1:43:41 – She must have been strong to hold out.
Yes she did well… but we can’t save her.
What do you mean?
You can’t seriously think I would trade your life for hers?
1:44:12 – How can you know this?
1:44:38 – That’s madness! You would risk the future of mankind for a girl?
Kat put herself through hell to protect us!
1:44:53 – I’m not abandoning her.
I can see that. Okay. We’ll do it your way, brother.
1:45:39 – Woah! You’re not coming in. You’re not on the list.
1:45:57 – Should we play with him a bit first? Yes, let’s…
1:46:06 – You wanna dance? Let’s dance.
1:46:09 – We don’t normally let the feral rats in here, but I’ve been hearing so much about you! I’m dying to see what all the fuss is about.
1:46:34 –Tell me, | what brings you here? The music? The champagne sparkles? The girls?
1:46:41 – Or has this something to do with that scrawny little broken flower, I wonder?
1:46:46 – I’m here for you, so get the fuck down here.
Well I would, but… | how can I put this… you’re beneath me.
1:47:02 – Hello my beautiful creatures, human and otherwise.
1:47:07 – From night club to fight club! We have a special event here for you tonight.
1:47:45 – You have no idea who you’re dealing with, do you?
1:48:07 – I’m not here to play your games!
Oh? Well, this is my club and you play by my rules!
1:48:21 – Survive and you get an audience with yours truly. Which basically means I get to gouge your brains out myself! Fail, and both you and that little bitch of yours die.
1:48:34 – Let’s test them out shall we?
1:48:47 – Round one should be a cake walk for a well endowed man like you.
1:49:18 – Congratulations! You’re still in the running towards becoming Limbo’s top fucking idiot! Now you can come a little closer!
1:49:27 – How quick are you? You have 30 seconds to put an end to my miserable minions. Lovely. | Off we go!
1:49:49 – I don’t have time for this bullshit.
What’s the hurry? | Oh yes! The torture and suffering of that little brat!
1:50:17 – Round 3 – nearly half way! Shall we spice things up a little?
1:50:37 – This is where it gets interesting. | Do you like it with the lights off?
1:51:12 – I can’t wait to see his face when I show up with your scrawny corpse.
1:51:25 – I’m starting to see why Mundus finds you so compelling! Oh no wait, he doesn’t!
1:51:44 – You know Dante, fame is a funny thing. Everyone wants a slice of you.
1:52:26 – It’s a shame you can’t be there to hear her whimper and cry!
1:52:40 – Get that skin-bag you call an ass down here!
1:53:23 – Come on baby let’s make daddy proud…
1:54:19 – Now there’s a | face only a mother could love.
1:55:37 – I let you both live if you do exactly as I say.
I will… I swear.
Then pull yourself together.
1:56:00 – Rolling? Thanks for getting in touch, Mundus. Sorry it took me so long to get back.
2:00:15 – What the hell did you do that for?
2:00:21 – You don’t fuck with a god.
2:04:30 – You looking for a fight? | Here I am!
2:04:36 – Just like your father… Too big for his fucking boots.
2:05:26 – Once Mundus sees you, all hell will break loose.
2:06:28 – Make a break for the main entrance before it seals itself shut. You’ll have a few seconds at best.
2:07:16 – Come to me Dante, if you can.
2:08:26 – He will clear the way for you.
2:08:40 – Security going into the East Wing is tight, and you’ll find yourself blocked, so don’t try to cross it just yet.
2:09:08 – They have been corrupted beyond recognition.
2:10:07 – You want floor 106. Whatever you do, don’t get out at floor 105, it’s heavily infested.
2:11:28 – Ahh, that’s… bullshit.
2:12:10 – Seems we underestimated Kat.
You really care about her. But all this, you once said you didn’t give a shit.
2:14:50 – Don’t get caught up in the stream, whatever happens.
2:15:17 – We make quite the team.
2:15:54 – So, what we have to do here again?
2:16:00 – That’s it! …But er… could you say that first bit again.
2:16:43 – I close the Hell Gate with the Yamato. Then we go for the kill.
2:16:50 – Any ideas on how I draw him out?
We killed his unborn child. Get him rabid.
2:17:02 – That is it, Dante. We have to put our lives in each other’s hands, completely, without hesitation.
2:17:30 – Why did you kill my child? I will ask again. Why did you kill my child?
2:17:50 – Ah. So it was revenge. I see.
2:18:00 – Well, you seem to have all the freedom you need. The freedom to murder my heir.
2:18:13 – What would mankind do with freedom | do you suppose?
2:19:26 – I gotta tell ya – killing your child like that, watching it explode into little wet chunks, hearing you scream like one of your demon bitches. Priceless.
2:21:21 – What have you done?
2:21:47 – You ok Dante?
You took your time.
2:23:07 – I am Mundus.
You’re an asshole!
2:23:54 – Do something!
2:24:47 – Good save.
2:30:24 – What was once hidden is now laid bare for all to see. Revolution is in the air.
2:30:30 – I never believed I’d | live to see this day.
2:30:39 – Free from the demons, the path is clear for us to rule.
What did you just say?
2:31:02 – No, we will be nothing like Mundus. We respect our subjects, not enslave them.
2:31:16 – I thought we were fighting for freedom!
2:31:53 – Kat held out | under torture to keep your existence a secret.
2:32:03 – We would have failed twenty times over | if it weren’t her!
2:32:19 – I didn’t help you destroy Mundus so you could take his place!
2:32:35 – Vergil, please.
Stay out of this!
2:34:27 – Sorry, brother.
2:37:19 – I am begging you. Please stop. For me.
2:38:44 – I loved you, brother…
2:39:00 – I know exactly who you are… You are Dante. Nothing more and nothing less.
2:40:48 – What is this place?
2:43:18 – You’re not going anywhere.
2:43:20 – How does it feel brother? To be beaten again?
2:43:50 – Your father gave you everything… now you have nothing!
2:46:57 – Kat, are you ok?
I’m fine, but you’re dead.
2:47:08 – It’s funny you had to die to understand humanity.
2:47:11 – I rescued you from the demons, remember?
2:47:31 – Dante… Now that’s a real man.
2:47:36 – You’re weak, almost pitiful. You’ll never be half the man he is!
2:48:20 – Isn’t that what you always wanted?
2:48:48 – I don’t have a brother anymore.
2:49:00 – Look who’s on top now! You don’t belong anywhere. Guess that’s why you’re here. Well… that and ‘cos I killed you.
2:49:18 – I’m liking the new look… Fuck yeah!
2:49:28 – Hey, up here!
2:49:47 – You know | you can’t keep up with your big brother.
2:52:52 – Or are we all talked out?
2:53:00 – No! Please… Don’t!
You don’t need it anymore.
2:56:00 – You killed him? How could you? He was your brother.
He was your favorite. I could never be like him. Always waiting in his shadow, always second best. | Well… not anymore.
2:57:06 – Where’s your heart?
2:59:16 – We’re one and the same!
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!
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!
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!