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Post Reply Do you usually say "shows" instead of plural for anime?
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I use the word show and anime interchangeably but if I want to use the plural form of the word anime I will tend to say shows instead. Anime is a Japanese word and even though it is also an English word with a specific meaning pertaining to Japanese animation, it still maintains the property of being both singular and plural without changing the spelling. So in order to make it clear I am using the plural form, I just say shows instead. To me "animes" sounds corny and feels like I'm saying ani-mess or ani-maze.
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- Anime shows
- Anime series
- A couple of anime
- Some anime
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Posted 24 days ago , edited 24 days ago

starshots wrote:

- Anime shows
- Anime series
- A couple of anime
- Some anime
Well if it's already clear I'm talking about anime then there's no reason to point it out. And series is another one of those words that is both singular or plural, ie "which of these 2 series do you like the best?" There's no such word as serieses or serie. Sorry I know, I'm a grammar nazi.
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animu
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Posted 23 days ago
As far as I care, anime is an uncountable noun, so it's anime.
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Posted 23 days ago
yeah i just call it shows usually
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"Fish" is both singular and plural, as is also "deer." I consider "anime" as such; singular and plural.
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Posted 23 days ago
Series...or just anime
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Posted 23 days ago
I say whatever I happen to say.
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Posted 23 days ago
アニメ comes from the word Animation. Since you can use the word animations causally the same should apply to the root word. As well, with it being アニメ and not あにめ or some various form of Kanji and/or Hiragana the word remains non-ancient Chinese and non-Japanese and thus not "bound" by Japanese language rules.

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I use animes. I'm speaking English (even if using borrowed words the sentence is still in English) therefor English grammar applies. It's whatever sounds the most natural at that point.
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Posted 23 days ago
I use shows but sometimes, series.
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Posted 23 days ago
If I'm talking about anime in an anime thread I'll just say show.

If I'm talking to friends or co-workers I'll say anime,
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