Learn English with English, baby!

Join for FREE!


Learn English Meaning of 'Anime'

Date: Mar 27 2020

Themes: Hobbies, Pop Culture

Grammar: Present Progressive Tense


1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

Did you watch cartoons when you were little? Have you ever seen Japanese cartoons and comics called anime? Many children and adults all over the world are now reading and watching these Japanese cartoons.

Anime cartoons usually have characters and creatures with very large eyes and a colorful design. In Japan, this style of comic books and cartoons is very popular. There is usually a story told in anime cartoons that can last for many years. Children all over the world love the anime creatures so much that they buy toys and clothing with the cartoon. One very popular anime cartoon is “Sailor Moon.” Companies like Disney distribute anime to the United States, and many big name actors are used as the voices of characters.

Brian and Dominique are talking about anime. Find out what they think in today’s English lesson.


1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.

Log in to Listen

2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.





Brian:  Dominique, do you ever watch anime?

Dominique:  No, the only type of anime I’ve ever seen… I don’t even know if it’s anime… is “Sailor Moon.”

Brian:  Yes, that’s an anime. That Counts! Oh, that’s great! It seems like it’s getting more popular. I know Miyazaki is becoming more common in America and in the States. In fact, Disney now distributes a lot of his movies and has big name actors. I was watching one and Christian Bale’s voice like popped out at me.

Dominique:  Really?

Brian:  Yeah!

Dominique:  Wow. I’ll have to check that out.

Brian:  Yeah, and you should also check out manga. It’s the comic-book version of anime. It’s basically the Japanese comics. And those are really neat because Japanese comics are image based as opposed to American comics are very language based.

Dominique:  That’s awesome, I’ll have to check that out.

Brian:  Yeah, and you know, I always like the designs. There are some really creative monsters and creatures, like “Pokémon” has so many different creatures, and they all have their own design and which I find very unique and entertaining.

Dominique:  Gotta Catch ‘Em All!”


Grammar Point

Go Super to learn "Present Progressive Tense" from this lesson Go Super!


Go Super to take Quiz Go Super!


Lesson MP3

Go Super to download full lesson MP3 Go Super!

The iTEP® test

  • Schedule an iTEP® test and take the official English Practice Test.

    Take Now >


Go Super to Listen Go Super!

Brian is asking Dominique if she has ever seen anime. He watches and reads anime and thinks it is getting more popular. He tells Dominique that directors like Miyazaki are working with big companies like Disney to share their cartoons with the United States. He tells Dominique to also check out manga. Manga is a type of comic book that is image based. In America, comics are usually language based. He loves the creatures in “Pokémon” and finds them entertaining.

Dominique doesn’t know a lot about anime. She has seen “Sailor Moon” but hasn’t heard of any other anime cartoons. After listening to Brian, she thinks anime is interesting and will check out some of his suggestions.

Do you like anime? What anime cartoon is your favorite?



Log in to Comment



United States

she cuite.

07:54 PM Apr 14 2016 |



I have liked this lessons. I would like to make friends here. See you…

05:13 PM Apr 10 2016 |

Sami Aswad

Sami Aswad


When I was a child I liked anime Cartoons so much , spent so much of my time watching them like detective conan, slam dunk , they were so cool ;)

08:11 AM Apr 10 2016 |


clovieiraSuper Member!


When I was a child I watched many cartoons, but now I don’ t have time, sometimes I still watch cartoons make me rember my childhood It’s cool!

03:57 AM Apr 10 2016 |

1 person likes this




Love it still!

06:44 PM Apr 09 2016 |

joao correia


Yes of course I like it when I was a child I loved so much the anime called The Zodiac of Knights, It was a famous big name anime that all kids loved, many people like until today.

 When I have time I like to watch Woody Woodpeacker and friends.

06:36 PM Apr 09 2016 |

La Princesse de la vie


Now that’s absolutely in my league. I love anime. Sometimes I binge watch it all day long, although I know it’s a waste of time.

Anime is really great. There are various genres to pick your favourite. The characters are neatly drawn and the story is interesting and long-lasting. Detective Conan from the nineties and is still being casted. Also Naruto and One Piece are still being produced, one episode per week. Hunter X Hunter, Bleach, Death Note, and you name it. These are big names in Japanese Anime production and my favourites too.

I used to watch Tom & Jerry and a list of other cartoons when I was little, but my passion towards anime increased with time.

06:12 PM Apr 08 2016 |


ola3Super Member!


I haven’t seen much of Japanese anime, but watched the Little Prince animation recently. It was fantastic. I was wondering how they can make not quite a child’s story alluring for kids. Well that was a challenge espcially for the younger kids who started making noise right away when the touchy classic popped in  and when the action took place, every one got alive with attention on the screen. For me the whole animation was amazingly beautiful. But the kids choice whent with  zootopia:)

05:33 PM Apr 08 2016 |




Yes, I used to work in downtown and during the break hours, as my boss rarely was in the office i happened almost every day heading out to a  cinema that only proyected cartoons. I remember Tom and Jerry and the Road Runner. I think that by chance i have seen anime cartoons, but to tell the truth, i didn´t pay attention to the characters. Sorry, but i can´t give a valid opinion. 

04:39 PM Apr 08 2016 |




Yes when I was child of course I loved but currently I really don’t mind …



we live in ” REAL ANIME” world… there are alot of people around us, like Anime heroes,characters ..of course they dont have very big eyes as cartoons))) 




I don’t really like the anime cartoon, but when I was a child I used to watch pokémon. It was fun. I loved pikachu he was so cute. And the team Rocket was so funny jaja I really liked watching pokémon.

Likes (8):

See all >

Share this lesson:

  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Bebo
  • Share on Myspace
  • Share on Twitter
  • Email this to a friend
  • Share on Sina

Post Ebaby! lessons on your blog:

Ebaby! Cast